UNC freshman McDonald not in uniform for Duke game

North Carolina backup guard Leslie McDonald was not in uniform

for Saturday night’s season finale against No. 4 Duke.

Team officials said the freshman strained his right hamstring

during practice Friday.

McDonald is averaging 3.5 points and 1.6 rebounds in 28


Two other injured North Carolina players dressed and took part

in pregame warmups. Forward Deon Thompson has been battling sore

back muscles and swingman Will Graves has a sprained ankle.