UNC’s Athletic Department has this announcement today:
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team may be without three of its top five scorers in Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech, which will tip off at 1:05 p.m. at the Smith Center.
Sophomore point guard Ty Lawson will not play against the Hokies due to a sprained left ankle, an injury he suffered on Feb. 3 against Florida State. Lawson did not play the final 36 minutes of the game in Tallahassee and was unable to play against Duke, Clemson and Virginia.
Sophomore power forward Deon Thompson, who has started all 25 games and is averaging 9.4 points a game, hyper-extended his left knee at Virginia and is questionable for Saturday’s game. He was unable to practice yesterday, but is scheduled to practice on a limited basis today.
Junior forward Danny Green, the fourth-leading scorer, has the flu and is unable to practice today.
Junior forward Tyler Hansbrough (infected toe), junior guard Marcus Ginyard (sprained right ankle, turf toe on left foot) and senior guard Quentin Thomas (back spasms) are expected to play against Virginia Tech.
We may not be the best team in the country right now, but we definitely have the best squad any hospital ward ever saw.