Carolina's worst fears have become a reality. Starting guard Dexter Strickland is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in last nights win against Virginia Tech.

It is a huge loss for the Tar Heels. Strickland is the best on the ball defender on a team who has struggled in the past guarding the three point shot. He is also the primary back up for Kendall Marshall at point guard. Look for increased minutes for P.J. Hairston and Reggie Bullock.