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North Carolina will be without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald on Friday

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North Carolina won’t be back to full strength on Friday when Holy Cross comes to town, as both P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald will miss their season straight game.

“It’s what it is,” head coach Roy Williams said. “Everyone is trying to do their best and we’re trying to move along. We just do the best we can.”

UNC is currently working with the NCAA to resolve an ongoing eligibility issue that involves the rental cars that Hairston was caught driving this summer.

“They’ve been wonderful in practice,” Williams said. “They’re pushing the other guys. They’ve been quality teammates.” Wiliams also called Hairston the most impressive player in practice “by far”.

In the opener, an 84-61 win over Oakland, Williams started Nate Britt at the point and J.P. Tokoto at the three.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: