The North Carolina Tar Heels have struggled to start their 2015-16 campaign. A week ago, the team was upset by the Northern Iowa Panthers after opening the season as the number one team in the country.
A lot of their struggles could be accredited to being without starting point guard Marcus Paige to open the season. He injured his non-shooting hand in a preseason practice and has not played since.
According to ESPN, the Tar Heels will be getting Paige back at the most opportune time possible. The team plays the third-ranked Maryland Terrapins and head coach Roy Williams confirmed that their senior guard will be playing tomorrow.
“He’ll play,” Williams said. “Unless something weird happens today in practice. He practiced Friday and Saturday.”
Paige was selected as the Preseason ACC Co-Player of the Year along with Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon. Williams did mention that he isn’t sure about Paige’s impact on the game Tuesday night.
Williams said he’s not sure how effective Paige will be since he has been out “three weeks and three days. … Everyone reacts differently when they come back. He’s been doing a lot of shooting.”
The Tar Heels hit the court against the Terrapins on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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