North Carolina

Capsule: UNC to play Tulane in its first game without Kennedy Meeks

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Smith Center, Chapel Hill

TV/Radio: ESPN2, 106.1-WTKK

Projected starting lineups

Tulane (6-4)

G Louis Dabney 14.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg

G Malik Morgan 10.7 ppg, 3.3 apg

G Cameron Reynolds 7.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

F Jernard Jerrau 8.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg

F Dylan Osetkowski 9.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg

UNC (7-2)

G Marcus Paige 17.7 ppg, 4.0 apg

G Joel Berry 11.3 ppg, 3.4 apg

G Justin Jackson 14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg

F Isaiah Hicks 7.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

F Brice Johnson 13.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg


This is UNC’s first game without junior forward Kennedy Meeks, who suffered a knee injury against Texas and is expected to be out for at least two weeks. ... Tulane has its Triangle bases covered: Head coach Ed Conroy was an assistant to Les Robinson at N.C. State in the 1990s. Assistant coach Shammond Williams was the MVP of the 1997 ACC tournament for the Tar Heels.

Joe Giglio