Posted November 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is ready to go big again. The Hall of Fame coach came to this decision well before he learned he would be without two of his top guards. The 12th-ranked Tar Heels won't have leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald for Friday night's opener against Oakland due to NCAA eligibility concerns. ''It's an ongoing issue, a compliance issue with the university and the NCAA,'' team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday. ''We're working together on that, but they're not playing. Really that's all we can get into at this point.'' Authorities twice cited Hairston during the offseason while driving a rental vehicle linked to a felon, raising the possibility of an improper benefits violation. He averaged a team-high 14.6 points and 39.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc last season to help the Tar Heels go 25-11 and reach the NCAA tournament. The school hasn't specified McDonald&...
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