Uh-oh. North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson — and his jammed right big toe, kicking up near the bottom — grace one of the six regional covers of Sports Illustrated this week. He's expected to play Friday against Gonzaga in the NCAA regional semifinals ... as long as that SI jinx doesn't come into play.
In case you missed it — sense the sarcasm, there? — Lawson jammed the toe March 6 in practice, played 36 minutes against Duke, then missed the next three games before returning Saturday and scoring 23 points against LSU. The Toe, which must be the most-written-about body part of this tournament, still isn't 100 percent.