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With a win over Vermont, the North Carolina Tar Heels are set to take on 8-seed Creighton tomorrow, and they are hopeful that forward John Henson will be there.
Henson has been out recently with a wrist injury, but according to
Robbi Pickeral of ESPN, he says "it's feeling better."
The Tar Heels ranked No. 1 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament and have been without Henson since March 9 when his injury occurred in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Coach Roy Williams says he has no update if Henson can play or not.
"I wish I could tell you because I'm tired of answering the daggum thing," said Williams before Saturday's practice. "I really don't have any other information at all to add to what I said yesterday."
We'll see tomorrow if he can play or not.
The junior has been avearging about 14 points and ten rebounds per game so far this season. He'll be a huge factor if he can be able to play. Watch out Creighton.Written by Josh Dhani, Founder
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