Theo Pinson played only six minutes in Thursday’s 91-72 win against Virginia Tech before leaving the game with what is being described as a rolled right ankle. But even in that short time, he made his presence felt by bringing an energy to the Tar Heels off the bench, along with five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. It’s a contribution, described by coach Roy Williams as “a huge part of the game,” that won’t be available for Saturday’s road game at Miami. UNC has announced that Pinson will be held out of the game while doctors continue to evaluate his injury. No timetable has been set for his return. Pinson missed the 16 games this season while recovering from a broken bone in the same right foot. He suffered this unrelated injury when he landed awkwardly while grabbing a rebound at the 10:14 mark of the first half. The junior wing is averaging 6.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the six games he’s played, all Tar Heel wins.
Wake Forest has announced its nonconference basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season, with seven home games at Joel Coliseum. Coach Danny Manning’s Deacons, who are coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance in seven years, […]
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CHAPEL HILL — Roy Williams’ heart still aches over the way the 2016-17 college basketball season ended. At least the physical pain the North Carolina coach felt throughout his team’s run to the national championship […]