“He'll play,'' Williams said. “Unless something weird happens today in practice. He practiced Friday and Saturday.''
Paige has missed the first six games of the season due to a broken bone in his right hand he suffered during the preseason. Without Paige in the lineup the Tar Heels fell from their No. 1 ranking after an upset road loss to Northern Iowa.
The 6-foot-1 senior guard averaged a team-high 14.1 points and 4.5 assists per game during the 2014-15 season.