Guards Leslie McDonald and Reggie Bullock are expected back from injuries when North Carolina plays Wednesday at Miami, but Justin Watts might not be available. McDonald, a sophomore, and Bullock, a freshman, practiced Monday. The session was the first for McDonald since he sat out against Clemson on Jan. 18, two days after suffering a back contusion against Georgia Tech. Team trainers said that McDonald didn't play against Clemson because of a pneumothorax, which occurs when air is trapped in the body outside of the lung and is pushing against the lung.
Tar Heels could be healthier for Miami
The Winston-Salem Journal
North Carolina freshman point guard Kendall Marshall will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game at Miami "unless something weird happens between now and Wednesday night," coach Roy Williams said during Monday's ACC conference call.
But don't expect any other changes, at this point, to the opening five.
Marshall remains a starter
The News and Observer
Coach Roy Williams couldn't have picked a better time for his team's one extended break of the ACC season.
The week that has passed since North Carolina's most recent game against Clemson last Tuesday has allowed some of the Tar Heels' walking wounded to rest and recover from a variety of injuries.
Well-timed break helps Heels get healthy
The Wilmington Star-News