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John Henson Injury: North Carolina Tar Heels Forward Will Miss Game Against North Carolina State

According to a tweet from ESPN's Dan Shulman, North Carolina forward John Henson will miss today's ACC tournament semi-final game against North Carolina State. The junior has been an integral part of the Tar Heels team, averaging 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season.

The ACC Defensive Player of the Year injured his hand in Friday's contest against the Maryland Terrapins, on a foul committed by Ashton Pankey.

North Carolina coach Roy Williams spoke to the media about the injury, and the Washington Post had Williams saying this about Henson's injury-

"He had trouble catching and gripping the basketball," coach Roy Williams said. "That’s his dominant hand, even though he’s right-handed."

The Tar Heels will now have to turn towards freshman James Michael McAdoo for the game against the Wolfpack. McAdoo came up big on Friday afternoon, finishing with 14 points and eight rebounds. The 6'9" forward scored two points in each of the previous match-ups against North Carolina State.

For more on the NC State Wolfpack, check out Backing The Pack. For North Carolina Tarheels news and info, head over to Carolina March. For all your March Madness coverage, be sure to visit SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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