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Tar Heels' McDonald suspended three games

North Carolina junior guard Leslie McDonald has been suspended for the next three games.

While the school didn't disclose the reason for McDonald's suspension, head coach Roy Williams disclosed in a statement that McDonald "did not do what we expect of our student-athletes."

McDonald, who hasn't played the past three games due to a knee injury, also issued a statement.

"I'm sorry that I won't be able to play the next three games, but I will be ready to help my team again beginning with the Virginia Tech game (on Feb. 2)," McDonald said. "I did not take care of my responsibilities as a student- athlete and have to miss some games as a result. I will do what I can to help prepare my teammates in practice even though I can't play."

McDonald is averaging 8.4 points and shooting 43.1 percent from three-point range this year. He will return for the February 2 home game against Virginia Tech.