UNC G Hairston starts ACC semis despite injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 16, 2013
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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