CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson wasn't expected to play against second-ranked Duke on Wednesday night.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner told reporters about 15 minutes before tipoff that the sophomore would be out after spraining his left ankle Sunday against Florida State. The third-ranked Tar Heels are likely to start senior reserve Quentin Thomas in Lawson's place.
Lawson missed practice Monday and couldn't participate in any team drills Tuesday. He dressed for Wednesday's game and participated in the shootaround before being ruled out.
Lawson's absence further depletes a backcourt that lost reserve Bobby Frasor to a season-ending knee injury in December.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Final Four Odds The NCAA Tournament is down to its Final Four. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this year’s national championship.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Total Pick Will the South Regional Finalbetween North Carolinaand Kentuckybe another high-scoring game? Here’s our take on the total.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. North Carolina Prediction The final ticket to the Final Four will be punched today at 5:05PM ET when No. 1 North Carolina takes on No. 2 Kentucky in the...
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Public Betting Who is the public siding with in today’s anticipated Elite 8 contest between North Carolina and Kentucky at...
Thumbnail South Carolina vs. Florida Total Pick With two SEC team meeting in today’s East RegionalFinal, will No. 4 Floridaand No. 7 South Carolinaplay in a defensive battle 2:20PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages