No. 6 UNC to be without assistant Robinson for 2 road trips

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Veteran North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson will not travel with the sixth-ranked Tar Heels for their first two road trips because of a blood clot in his leg.

Coach Roy Williams made the announcement Thursday, a day after doctors told Robinson not to fly after finding the clot.

The Tar Heels open the season Friday night at Tulane, and visit Hawaii on Nov. 18 before playing in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 21-23. Williams says Robinson will be on the bench as usual for the two home games in between, against Chattanooga on Sunday and Long Beach State on Nov. 15.

Robinson - a former head coach at Tulsa and Florida State - is in his 14th year at UNC and his 22nd year assisting Williams.

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