No. 8 UNC Loses Strickland To Torn ACL

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina junior Dexter Strickland will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's win at Virginia Tech.

Strickland was hurt when his knee buckled on a drive early in the second half. The school said Friday that Strickland's surgery to repair the injury hasn't been scheduled yet.

The 6-foot-3 guard had started every game for the eighth-ranked Tar Heels, averaging about eight points and shooting a team-best 57 percent while thriving in transition. He was the team's top perimeter defender and doubled as the No. 2 ballhandler behind point guard Kendall Marshall.

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  • by tarheel on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    they will get even better now
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:40 AM in reply to tarheel
      So losing a starter makes you better? Where did that logic come from?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Sorry to hear this. I wish him the best of luck in his recovery. I hate to see injuries like this regardless of which team it is. Go Heels

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