The UNC Tar Heels lost junior guard Bobby Frasor to a knee injury in the second half of their 106-70 win over Nevada Thursday night.
Frasor tore his left anterior cruciate ligament when his leg gave way while he was trying to make a steal near the sideline with 9:47 to play. He immediately clutched his knee when he went down before limping to the locker room. He did not return and will require surgery.
The injury robs the Tar Heels (12-0) of a versatile veteran who can play either guard position and provides defense and leadership off the bench.
"He can handle this," an emotional coach Roy Williams said. "It's not going to be easy. It's not easy for any of us right now. I told the team it should put things in perspective that every day you don't take things for granted."