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North Carolina P.J. Hairston started Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal against Maryland despite an injury that has his left hand heavily wrapped.
Hairston had been a game-time decision. His middle and ring fingers were bound together with a splint and most of his hand was wrapped in bandages and tape.
He needed eight stitches to close a wound on his left hand in Friday night's quarterfinal win over Florida State.
He injured the webbing between those two fingers with about 4 minutes left when the ball became jammed between them, spilling blood onto the court.
Hairston had 21 points when he left. The Tar Heels are 7-2 since they made him a starter.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- P.J. Hairston injured his left (non-shooting) hand late in North Carolina's 83-62 win over Florida State in Friday's ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The sophomore required eight stitches between his middle and ring finger and his status moving forward is to be determined.
After helping North Carolina turn its season around, P.J. Hairston nearly carried the Tar Heels to an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship.
Hairston scored 28 points with six 3-pointers in Sunday's 87-77 loss to No. 9 Miami in the final. That capped a weekend of big performances in his hometown despite a cut on his non-shooting hand that required him to wear a padded...
With or without the injured P.J. Hairston, North Carolina will play Maryland on Saturday in the ACC Tournament semifinals. The No. 7-seeded Terps stunned Duke on Friday. The game will tip at approximately 3:30pm at the Greensboro Coliseum and will be televised by ESPN and the ACC Network.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored 21 points to help North Carolina beat Florida State 83-62 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.pt
Hairston hit five 3-pointers before leaving late in the game with a cut on his left hand, while Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (23-9). They took control with a 13-0 run...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored 21 points to help North Carolina beat Florida State 83-62 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Hairston hit five 3-pointers before leaving late in the game with a cut on his left hand, while Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (23-9). They took control with a 13-0 run early...
This is the last ACC Tournament before the conference balloons to 15 teams next year with the additions of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. This tournament has mostly been dominated by Duke over the last 15 years, but this season things are a bit different. The Miami Hurricanes, led by former George Mason coach Jim Larranaga captured their first ever regular season ACC title...
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2012-13 basketball season effectively bottomed out five weeks ago in Coral Gables following a 26-point trouncing by Miami. On Sunday, an updated version of the Tar Heels will take the floor against the Hurricanes for the ACC Tournament title.
There are four games remaining before the season will be reduced to nothing but the dance. Here are the games, and here is why each team will lose.
North Carolina vs Miami, 1:00, ESPN
The Tar Heels have been playing great basketball since they went to a small lineup. They are 8-2 in ten games, with the only two losses coming against Duke. Maryland did them a favor by knocking...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Dexter Strickland and Reggie Bullock scored 15 points apiece and North Carolina held on to beat Maryland 79-76 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
P.J. Hairston scored 13 points despite a heavily wrapped and injured left (non-shooting) hand for the third-seeded Tar Heels (24-9), but his missed free throw with 16 seconds left...