G Brandon Robinson out for No. 9 UNC’s opener vs Notre Dame

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)North Carolina guard Brandon Robinson will miss the opener against Notre Dame with a sprained right ankle.

Coach Roy Williams said Tuesday that Robinson is wearing a boot to protect his ankle and won’t play in Wednesday night’s game against the Fighting Irish.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner says there is no timetable for Robinson’s return, but that X-rays show the ankle is not broken.

Robinson got hurt when he blocked a fast-break attempt midway through the first half of the ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ exhibition victory over Winston-Salem State last week.

Robinson averaged 3.4 points and 1.4 assists while playing in 35 games last season for North Carolina.

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