North Carolina's Marcus Paige is sidelined with an injury. So he couldn't play at Northern Iowa on Saturday in a game that was scheduled specifically for him. But the Iowa native was recognized pregame and received warmly.
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams, scheduled a game at Northern Iowa so that senior Marcus Paige could play a game near his hometown of Marion, Iowa. But a preseason injury means Paige won't be healthy enough to play -- though he might be recognized in some creative way.