Posted March 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
North Carolina forward John Henson is in uniform and has his sore left wrist taped as he is participating in warmups before Sunday's ACC championship game against Florida State. Tar Heels spokesman Steve Kirschner says Henson will play ''only in an emergency situation.'' Henson missed the No. 4 Tar Heels' win over North Carolina State in Saturday's semifinals after hurting his wrist in the first half of Friday's win over Maryland. North Carolina said his status for the championship game will be determined at gametime. Saturday's game was the first Henson has missed in his three-year career. The 6-foot-11 Henson, a junior, is averaging 13.8 points and a team-leading 10.1 rebounds per game.

UNC's Henson injures left wrist vs. Maryland

ATLANTA (AP) -- North Carolina forward John Henson has injured his left wrist in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The ACC's defensive player of the year was hurt on drive to the basket in Friday's quarterfinals, going down on a hard foul by Maryland's Ashton Pankey. Henson flexed his hand repeatedly and went to the locker room for treatment with 13:51 left in...

North Carolina Basketball: UNC takes on N.C. State in the Semis

For the second day in a row UNC will play against an opponent in the tournament that they have met twice during the regular season, a No. 1 North Carolina (28-4 ~ 14-2 in the ACC) will play No. 5 North Carolina State (22-11 ~ 9-7 in the ACC), with tip off at 1:00 p.m. EST in Philips Arena, televised by ESPN (Dan Shulman & Fran Fraschilla), ACC Network (Tim Brant & Mike Gminski...

How costly to UNC will Henson's injury be?

ATLANTA As if North Carolina hadn't already been through enough injuries and adversity this season, the Tar Heels got hit with yet another dose Friday afternoon, and this could affect the team's worthiness as a national championship contender. UNC lost forward John Henson to a wrist injury early in its 85-69 victory over Maryland in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament...

Henson sits out ACC semifinals with wrist injury

North Carolina forward John Henson is not playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals because of an injured left wrist. The ACC's defensive player of the year is sitting on the bench Saturday wearing a suit and a brace on his ailing wrist while the fourth-ranked Tar Heels take on North Carolina State. Freshman James Michael McAdoo took his place in the starting lineup...

Heels Roll Terps

ATLANTA – John Henson’s left wrist injury overshadowed a solid opening performance for top-seeded North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on Friday. Five Tar Heels scored in double figures as UNC dismantled No. 8 seed Maryland, 85-69.

Take your pick in the 2012 Big Dance

Conventional Wisdom doesn't live here anymore. Hell, no. Sometime between John Henson's sprained wrist and Marquis Teague's oh-fer in the Southeastern Conference championship game, Conventional Wisdom changed the locks and booked the first flight to Cabo San Lucas. Selection Sunday has given way to Misgivings Monday. After a good night's rest the last one you'...

Henson Injures Wrist

ATLANTA --- John Henson injured his left wrist on a hard foul early in Friday's quarterfinal victory over Maryland. Now the top-seeded Tar Heels will have to wait and see if the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year will be able to return to the floor this weekend.

2012 March Madness Bracket

Here is your 2012 March Madness Bracket.  I'm going with my home town team VCU winning the whole thing.....haha, nope I'm actually going with the Tar Heels of North Carolina.  I know they lost the ACC championship to Florida State, but they didn't have John Henson and FSU is pretty solid this year.  Henson is suppose to be back for the tournament and possibly could...

Balanced UNC blows out Maryland in ACC

ATLANTA (AP) -- North Carolina shook off an injury to defensive ace John Henson and pulled away from Maryland in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, winning 85-69 Friday behind the playmaking of Kendall Marshall -- with plenty of help from his healthy teammates. Reggie Bullock hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second half, quickly extending a 10...

No. 4 Tar Heels pull away from Terps

With defensive ace John Henson cheering from the bench, an ice pack on his ailing wrist, North Carolina showed just how deep its talent runs. Kendall Marshall's dynamic playmaking turned the rim into a gathering place for a Tar Heels dunkfest. Reggie Bullock buried a couple of huge 3-pointers to get the rout going. Seven-footer Tyler Zeller dominated on the inside. Harrison...

Breakdown of ACC teams in NCAA tournament

The North Carolina Tar Heels (29-5) are the top seed in the Midwest Region after winning the ACC regular season title and falling short in the ACC championship game Sunday. UNC proved again this weekend it has the necessary toughness physical and mental to make a push for the national championship. It must get 6-foot-11 forward John Henson back and healthy to do so, and it would...

North Carolina Basketball: UNC takes on MD for the third time this season

Since Carolina has last played four players made the All-ACC teams, senior center Tyler Zeller received the ACC Player of the Year award, his front court team mate John Henson took home the ACC Defensive Player of the Year hardware and former Tar Heel and national champion Wes Miller is now the head coach at UNCG. But now it’s back to on the court business as No. 1 North Carolina...

NC State-UNC Report Card

ATLANTA --- The North Carolina Tar Heels were a shell of themselves by the time their ACC Tournament semifinal game came to an end Saturday afternoon. But the team so many once called soft again showed its toughness side in edging NC State 69-67. Carolina was without opening-night starters John Henson and Dexter Strickland and last year's top perimeter shooter Leslie McDonald...

UNC Gets #1 Seed in Midwest

Greensboro, St. Louis and New Orleans is like the greatest hits of Tar Heel NCAA Tournament success. Despite a loss in the ACC Championship game, UNC was still awarded the #3 overall seed and sent to the Midwest as the region’s top seed. It was expected that the result of the ACC title game would have little, if any impact on UNC’s seed situation. The Heels played without John...
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