The decision to play Manuel will be a game-time decision. Manuel suffered a sprained left medial collateral ligament in the first half of the game at Cleveland State on Saturday and was limited to just seven minutes of action.
Junior forward Jawad Williams also practiced Monday, but is still questionable for the game against the Illini. Williams suffered a (right) hip pointer in practice Sunday. He saw limited action in drills Monday.
Freshman Jesse Holley, a wide receiver on the Carolina football team, participated in his first varsity practice on Monday,