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Friday, January 18, 2013
UNC's McDonald doubtful for Maryland

By Robbi Pickeral

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina reserve Leslie McDonald, who has missed the Tar Heels' past two games because of a sore right knee, probably won’t play against Maryland on Saturday, either.

“I’m more doubtful about Leslie than I was earlier in the week,’’ coach Roy Williams said Friday.

Williams said the redshirt junior still hasn’t gone through a full practice since feeling soreness in the knee early last week. It’s the same knee that forced McDonald to redshirt last season, after he tore that MCL and ACL during the summer of 2011. He is averaging 8.4 points and 17.9 minutes off the bench.

“He tweaked it, and it’s not comfortable,’’ Williams said. “That’s the best way to put it.”

Also, sophomore Luke Davis, a backup point guard, will not dress for the game, Williams said. Davis has a sprained left ankle.