Williamson was listed as day-to-day on Thursday with a mild right knee sprain, as there is no official timetable for his return. His injury has plenty around the game and NBA talking on whether he should even return, or just sit and focus on June's NBA Draft. It also has a lot of people criticizing the Nike company, which led to them releasing a statement saying they were "concerned" about Williamson and wishing him a speedy recovery.
The Tar Heels also got 26 points from Cameron Johnson and 14 from Garrison Brooks, as they moved back in to a three-way tie with Duke and the Virginia Cavaliers at 11-2 atop the ACC. The Tar Heels have won nine of their past 10 games, and beat the top-ranked team for the first time since 2013. North Carolina will be at home on Saturday to host the 16th-ranked Florida State Seminoles in an in-state showdown. The Blue Devils got a season-high 33 points from RJ Barrett in Wednesday's loss and will hit the road on Saturday against the Syracuse Orange.