Colleges

Brown, Hairston on recovery trail for Pack, Heels

Posted February 1, 2013

The focal point of N.C. State's offense was the focal point of Friday's conversation with head coach coach Mark Gottfried.

His one-guard was taken for X-Rays early Friday morning and fortunately, no further damage to Lorenzo Brown's injured left ankle was revealed. As for whether Zo's a go or a no-go for tomorrow, Gottfried said he still doesn't know.

"I'm a little bit in the unknown as well," said Gottfried. "I think we'll see how he feels tomorrow. The probability, in my mind, for him to be recovered enough to cut and move and sprint and jump, is pretty slim."

That leaves point duties to freshmen Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis against the Canes capable backcourt. Miami is unbeaten in league play and has already clipped two legs of the triangle.

"They knocked off Duke and Carolina, all in the same year," said Purvis.

"Miami is really not going to take it easy on us just because someone doesn't play," said forward Scott Wood. "So, we got to go out there and execute if need be."

The injury bug swarms in Chapel Hill, too.

P.J. Hairston remains doubtful for Virginia Tech after suffering a concussion at Boston College. However, his sense of humor seems to be improving.

"He came and sit and watched yesterday and laughed at some of my jokes during practice," said UNC Head Coach Roy Williams. "So, he's trying to suck up."

The Heels do get one player back in the fold. Leslie McDonald returns to the lineup after missing the last six due to injury and a suspension.

"He's another great shooter that can stretch the floor and make it easier for us," said Heels forward James Michael McAdoo. "That's just another guy who can step up."

"We do need him to score but we also need him to do a good job defensively," said Williams.

Defense will be key, as the Heels host the nation's leading scorer in the Hokies' Erick Green.

4 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • mxteam44 Feb 1, 11:24 p.m.

    Hope all these guys heal up quickly, and 100%. Any word on Kelly? Any timeline for his return to the lineup?

  • SportznutV2.0 Feb 1, 7:44 p.m.

    hope they all get better - Including Kelly

  • iron fist Feb 1, 6:22 p.m.

    Hope they both get well soon, I don't think either one should play this week one game is not worth the season.

  • gamnell Feb 1, 6:09 p.m.

    Hope these guys get better soon!

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Third Round

    Saturday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • ACC Football Kickoff Show

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Sunday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs Georgia Southern

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-FM

  • HSFB: Southern Durham at Hillside

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Sunday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday

    Saturday at 11:35 pm

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
9th
CWS 2
CLE 3
 
8th
KAN 5
MIN 5
 
9th
HOU 4
TEX 2
 
3rd
ANA 3
OAK 0
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
 
4th
MISS 28
BSU 6
 
4th
TULSA 20
TULA 21
 
2nd
WASU 3
RUTG 14
 
1st
ARST 10
WEBER 0
 
1st
VANDY 0
TEMPL 0
 
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
Final
BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
2nd
SDC 9
ARI 3
 
2nd
OAK 28
SEA 7
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5