The Washington Times - February 10, 2012, 07:04PM

Maryland point guard Pe’Shon Howard’s star-crossed season is over.

The sophomore guard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday. The school announced the injury after receiving the results of tests on Friday.

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Howard missed the first nine games of the season with a broken foot. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 14 games since his return.

Howard’s injury leaves Maryland (14-9, 4-5 ACC) in much the same situation it began the season – with a shortage of point guards.

It is uncertain just how the Terps will cope, starting with Saturday’s game at No. 10 Duke. Guards Terrell Stoglin and Nick Faust, who split the point guard duties during Howard’s earlier absence, would logically return to those roles.

There’s also walk-on Jonathan Thomas, who probably slides into the fifth guard slot in Maryland’s rotation.

– Patrick Stevens