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North Carolina Guard Joel Berry Won't Play Against Louisville

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams put to bed any questions about whether or not freshman guard Joel Berry II might be back in the lineup when the Tar Heels face Louisville on Saturday.

"He hasn't done anything contact-wise yet," Williams told the media. "He will not play tomorrow and [I'm] 99.9 percent sure he won't play Monday."

Berry hasn't played in a game since UNC defeated the Cardinals on Jan. 10. Three days after that Tar Heel victory he aggravated a groin injury during practice.

In the first meeting with U of L, Berry scored 3 points on 1-of-3 shooting from the field 13 minutes. For the season, he is averaging 3.2 ppg, 1.2 apg and 0.8 rpg.

Berry will join fellow freshman Theo Pinson in street clothes. Pinson is has missed UNC's last two games and is still out indefinitely after after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. Pinson played 15 minutes and had 3 rebounds but did not score a point in the win over the Cards. He was averaging 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game before his injury.