CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams says junior P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald won't travel with the team for this weekend's Hall of Fame Tipoff because of NCAA eligibility concerns.
Hairston and McDonald haven't played this season for UNC (2-1) as the school and NCAA review their eligibility. Authorities twice cited Hairston during the offseason while he drove rental cars linked to a felon. The school hasn't specified McDonald's issue, though it sent a letter over the summer ordering a company making designer mouth guards to stop using McDonald on its website.
Williams said Thursday he wants to see "how we bounce back" after Sunday's home loss to Belmont.