Miami’s Angel Rodriguez not in starting lineup against North Carolina

Angel Rodriguez averages 12.8 points per game for the Hurricanes.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami redshirt junior guard Angel Rodriguez was not in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game against No. 15 North Carolina because of a right wrist injury.

Rodriguez, who ranks second on the team with 12.8 points per game and has started in all 28 games this season, was still expected to play, according to a UM release. It is not yet known when he sustained the injury.

Rodriguez subbed in for Lecomte with 14:18 remaining in the first half.

During Saturday’s warmups, Rodriguez entered the court with teammates but returned to the locker room soon after with his wrist heavily taped. Sophomore Manu Lecomte started in his place.

On Wednesday night against Florida State, Rodriguez snapped a 12-game slump by matching his career high of 25 points with five assists and four rebounds. He played a team-high 38 minutes.

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