Terry Sits Out Practice, Status Uncertain For Friday Night

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 3:53 pm
By: News On 6

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- North Carolina senior Reyshawn Terry again sat out practice while recovering from strep throat, leaving his status in doubt for Friday night's East Regional semifinal against Southern California.

"We're hoping, but I am not real, real encouraged," coach Roy Williams said Thursday.

The 6’8 Terry is averaging 9.8 points for the top-seeded Tar Heels. He scored 14 points Saturday in a win over Michigan State.

While his teammates ran through a loose practice Thursday afternoon, Terry sat on the bench in sweats, occasionally dribbling a ball between his legs. He did little during the Tar Heels' morning workout.

Terry has been sick for several days.

"Now his throat is more on a problem, the lack of energy, not eating for a couple of days," Williams said.

If Terry does not start, Williams said either Marcus Ginyard or Danny Green would play in his place.