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Kelly suffered a sprained right foot last Tuesday in practice and sat out the ACC tournament.
“He’s doing running in water and trying to get his movements and conditioning going. We’re hoping by Thursday to get him on the court. But we’ll see – it’s a day-to-day thing,” Coach K said.
The second-seeded Blue Devils (27-6) will face No. 15 seed Lehigh (26-7) at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday evening at 7:15 p.m.
Meanwhile over in Chapel Hill, Roy Williams said Tuesday, “If I had to guess - and this is merely a guess - if the game were today he probably still would not play, but we’re hopeful that he will be Friday.”
Evidently, the swelling in the ACC defensive player of the year’s wrist has gone down since the weekend.
UNC plays Vermont in Greensboro at 4:15 p.m. on Friday.
Both teams should be able to survive the first round without their injured starters.