The UNC basketball team will be missing senior shooting guard Brandon Robinson when the Tar Heels face off with Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.
When the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday night, they’ll be without senior shooting guard Brandon Robinson. Robinson is still suffering from neck pain that he sustained in a two-car accident that occurred on the morning of January 12.
Robinson reportedly didn’t even make the trip to Blacksburg, Virginia with his team this week. That means that the Tar Heels are now without two starters — Robinson and freshman point guard Cole Anthony — in a tough road game against the 13-win Hokies.
Robinson is averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and three assists per game this season, and shooting 34.7 percent from three-point range. He leads the Tar Heels in made three-pointers and assists, and he’s third on the team in scoring. He’s sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in three-pointers per game, and three-point accuracy.
This is just the latest blow to a North Carolina squad that has seen a number of its players miss multiple games this season due to injury. The Tar Heels have lost 57 games due to injury through the first 18 games of the season.
Tonight’s likely starting lineup will now consist of Leaky Black, Andrew Platek, Justin Pierce, Garrison Brooks and Armando Bacot.
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