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Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

Posted on: March 18, 2009 1:47 pm
Edited on: March 18, 2009 2:24 pm
 

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."

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Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: March 18, 2009 3:08 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

I am somewhat concerned about Lawson.  He has only played once in the last 2 weeks if he waits until Saturday to play.  He hurt his toe, played one game and it swelled up dramatically.  Obviously, he hasn't been able to run or put weight on the toe.  Stamina will be be an issue.  That may not matter this weekend.  They should win without him, although LSU could be trouble if he isn't effective/doesn't play and schizophrenic LSU actually shows up to play.  What happens if his toe swells up again or he can't play until the Sweet 16?  At best he will be somewhat rusty and lack stamina.  The teams that make it there will be significantly better than Virginia Tech, who NC struggled with when Lawson was healthy (at VT) and barely beat without Lawson in the ACC Tourney.  The margin of error will be significantly diminished so it will be imperative that Green doesn't play like he did in the ACC Tourney and Ellington be on.  We all know Tyler will be ready.  A banged up Lawson, combined with bad play from Green/Ellington may be devastating to UNC.




Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2009 3:06 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

Without Lawson, Radford wins by 20.   Lawson is overrated, but Frasor is lousy.  And, white.  FYI. 




Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2009 3:02 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

Nice Post BrewHaHa!!!  I totally agree with you that the Heels should be able to beat Radford with relative ease.  The whole team should be able to play including the ball and water boys...LOL!!!

GO TARHEELS!!! 




Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2009 2:48 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

Man on a mission, can you say TAR !   HEELS!

Scissor time in Detroit:)




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2009 2:46 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. uhh... yeah, Williams says

 Does it really matter? The Tarhels are ready to roll thru the first round. Keeping Lawson out of the first round is a good move by Coach Williams. Some (very few) may argue you shouldn't "look past" your next opponent as it may sneak up on you and surprise. In this particular situation however, ... c'mon. NC could rest most of it's starting five and still pull off the victory.

When Lawson comes back on Saturday for round 2, look out. This tournament is the only reason he and Psycho T are back this year.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2009 2:43 pm
 

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

That's what I want to here!!

 

That is what I NEED to hear!




Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2009 2:11 pm
 

Lawson: No decision on playing status

"When it comes down to it, I'm going to play." 

That's what I want to here!!

 



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