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There are some Duke - UNC developments

 

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The game hasn't even started, but there's a handful of key players at less than 100 percent.  This is disheartening news; It's so much more fun when they hurt each other.

  • Ty Lawson left yesterday's practice on crutches with a bum toe.  Toes aren't really important though right? We got 10 of em.  X-rays are negative and all indications are Lawson is going to suit up, but just how effective he can be becomes a story line as we approach tip off.
  • Tyler Hansbrough is still coping with a nagging four year mental illness.  Unfortunately it hasn't stopped him before so expect him to get his normal minutes and numbers, but I just wanted to throw that in there.
  • For Duke, Nolan Smith will be inactive with a nagging concussion suffered in the recent game against Maryland. It will be his third consecutive DNP.  God help us as Greg Paulus must shoulder the load.
  • Jon Scheyer, Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek got a little roughed up Wednesday against Florida State. Scheyer and Thomas tweaked their ankles and the lanky Zoubek broke his nose.  Scheyer and Zoubek are expected to play however, Thomas' status is TBD.