GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ty Lawson isn't expected to play in North Carolina's NCAA tournament opener.
"There's a huge, huge probability he will not play," coach Roy Williams said here Wednesday afternoon.
Lawson missed the ACC tournament with what is being described as a jammed or sprained big right toe. He said he went through about half of practice Wednesday morning, but it seems Williams either did not see what he wanted or does not think it's worth rushing Lawson back for Radford, because the odds of the ACC Player of the Year competing Thursday are unofficially slim-to-none.
If Lawson is out, Bobby Frasor will start in his place.
The Tar Heels are 1-1 without Lawson this season, 27-3 with him.
"If I don't play Thursday, I'm sure I'll be ready by Saturday," Lawson said. "When it comes down to it, I'm going to play."