Tar Heels senior guard McDonald returns to lineup

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina got senior guard Leslie McDonald back in the lineup after he missed the irst nine games because of NCAA eligibility issues.

The school is hoping to find out soon whether P.J. Hairston will get to join him.

The NCAA cleared McDonald on Wednesday afternoon and he returned to the lineup a few hours later to score 15 points in an 86-83 loss to Texas. After the game, athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement the school was still working with the NCAA on Hairston’s status and expected to have the matter resolved by the end of the week.

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