North Carolina started work on replacing guard Dexter Strickland at practice Monday, and Reggie Bullock is the most likely candidate to take the job. UNC practiced infrequently over the weekend, with coach Roy Williams letting players rest before Thursday's home game against N.C. State, but Williams said that his initial thoughts are that Bullock, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, and P.J. Hairston, a 6-5 freshman from Greensboro, will most likely share all responsibilities.
UNC looks to Bullock
The Winston-Salem Journal
When Dexter Strickland suffered a season-ending knee injury Thursday against Virginia Tech, it actually created two voids in the North Carolina lineup.
The junior not only started all 19 games at shooting guard but also spent a few minutes each half relieving Kendall Marshall at point guard.
On Monday, Roy Williams announced that sophomore Reggie Bullock and freshman Stilman White would have the first opportunity to fill those two roles.
Bullock, White asked to step forward in Strickland's absence
The Durham Herald-Sun
Stilman White's position on the North Carolina basketball team is officially listed as backup point guard. In reality, his role until last Thursday night at Virginia Tech was that of an insurance policy.
He was the player coach Roy Williams hoped he wouldn't have to use in a major role this season. But now that he has to, Williams is glad he has the freshman from Wilmington at his disposal.
White provides point guard insurance for Tar Heels
The Wilmington Star-news
It's been a long time since a regular-season basketball game between North Carolina and N.C. State felt as special as the one coming up Thursday in Chapel Hill.
Heels-Pack rivalry picks up steam
The Charlotte Observer