Kennedy Meeks ailing, likely to miss Tar Heels’ ACC tourney opener

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12 points a game this season.

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North Carolina sophomore Kennedy Meeks is likely out of the No. 19 Tar Heels’ Atlantic Coast Conference tournament opener because of illness.

Coach Roy Williams says Meeks is sick with a fever that kept him out of Monday and Tuesday practices. Williams says it’s likely "that he won’t play" in Wednesday’s second-round game against Boston College.

Williams says Meeks has been tested for mononucleosis and strep throat, though those results have come back negative. He says the team will have to "wait and see" on Meeks’ status.

Meeks is averaging 12 points and 7.6 rebounds with 27 starts for the Tar Heels (21-10), the tournament’s No. 5 seed.