basketball-men-d1 flag

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.

RELATED: Duke-North Carolina preview: Blue Devils look to narrow gap in legendary rivalry 

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.

March Madness bracketology: The ultimate guide

We take a closer look at the full scope of bracketology: What it is, what you need to know about the bracket itself, and updating predictions for the entire NCAA tournament field from NCAA.com basketball expert Andy Katz.
READ MORE

What happened when Princeton wrestling's ultra-tough schedule took it to North Carolina

Let's look at what the No. 12 Tigers did this weekend and what it could mean for them the rest of this season as they compete against some of the nation's most formidable teams.
READ MORE

Women's college lacrosse teams with the most national championships

Here are the programs with the most NCAA DI women's lacrosse national championships.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners