'Heels might be without Lawson against UK

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Top-ranked North Carolina might be
without point guard Ty Lawson for a second straight game when the
Tar Heels travel to Kentucky on Saturday.
The speedy sophomore has been unable to practice fully this week
due to an ankle he sprained against BYU in last week's Las Vegas
Invitational, coach Roy Williams said Friday. Lawson missed the Tar
Heels' win at Ohio State on Wednesday.
"I'm more skeptical of him playing ... than I was after the
game on Wednesday night," Williams said. "And maybe it's wishful
thinking, I thought he would have made more significant
improvement. But if he's not close to 100 percent, I'm not going to
play him. That's where you just make things linger."
If Lawson can't play, junior Bobby Frasor would likely start
again for North Carolina (6-0), while senior Quentin Thomas would
also see extended time.

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