North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson (above) "has to practice half the practice Tuesday and all the practice Wednesday or I'm not going to play him on Thursday" when the Tar Heels face Radford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, coach Roy Williams said on the Dan Patrick radio show Monday.
Lawson missed UNC's two ACC tournament games because of a jammed right big toe; the junior said after Saturday's loss to Florida State he "definitely" planned to play Thursday. But he hasn't practiced since he played against Duke more than a week ago; the injured toe was numbed at the time.
Williams said on the radio show that Lawson would have played in the ACC tournament if it was the Final Four, but the speedy guard still wouldn't have been 100 percent. Williams said he didn't know if Lawson would be back to 100 percent before the end of the tournament.
-- Robbi Pickeral