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Daniel Wilco | NCAA.com | February 9, 2017

UNC's Theo Pinson returns to lineup vs. Duke

  Theo Pinson has only been healthy for six games this season, but UNC is 6-0 in those contests.

North Carolina announced that junior swingman Theo Pinson will return to the lineup for Thursday night's matchup with Duke after missing the past three games with a sprained right ankle.

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The latest injry came after Pinson missed the first 16 games of the season with a broken bone in his right foot that he suffered in preseason workouts.

In the six games that Pinson has been healthy, North Carolina is 6-0, +114 in scoring and +53 in assists-turnovers. The 6-6 guard has also averaged 6.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals in just 16.2 minutes per game.

Oh, and he can do things like this, too:

And make passes like this:

North Carolina will need all the help it can get as the No. 8 Tar Heels (21-4, 9-2 ACC) head to Cameron Indoor to take on No. 18 Duke (18-5, 6-4 ACC) at 8:00 pm.

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