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McDonald came up huge in North Carolina's victory over Duke by scoring an efficient 21 points (9-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT).

The senior guard had been struggling with he shot recently, but he picked a great time to put it all together. His team has now won eight straight games, and efficient scoring like this from McDonald will help to extend that winning streak.

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January 30, 2014

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McDonald had 15 points, four rebounds and four assists at Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

It was arguably the best game of the season for the 6-5 senior guard, who is averaging 10.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.8 dimes per contest.

December 19, 2013

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McDonald had 15 points and four rebounds in his return from suspension Wednesday, but the Tar Heels fell to the Texas Longhorns, 86-83.

McDonald hit four treys after missing the first nine games of the 2013-2014 campaign.

December 18, 2013

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McDonald was cleared to play by the NCAA after sitting out nine games over eligibility concerns, the Charlotte Observer reports. He is eligible to return for UNC's game Wednesday against Texas.

McDonald must repay $1,783 to a charity of his choice "for receiving numerous impermissible extra benefits," the Charlotte Obersver adds, which included the use of luxury cars, payment of parking tickets, a cell phone and lodging.

November 21, 2013

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Thursday that McDonald will not travel to Connecticut for the team's final two games of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament this weekend, the Charlotte Observer's Andrew Carter reports.

McDonald will miss games against Richmond on Saturday and against either Fairfield or Louisville on Sunday. The university still has not disclosed why McDonald is being held out, though it is believed to be a potential compliance issue related to a company that makes designer mouth guards. The Tar Heels clearly missed McDonald in their surprising loss to Belmont last Sunday, but they'll have to soldier on without him until his eligibility issues subside.

November 7, 2013

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McDonald (suspension) will miss at least Friday's season opener vs. Oakland due to a compliance issue that first arose during the summer, ESPN.com's C.L. Brown reports.

McDonald and teammate P.J. Hairston are both being investigated for receiving impermissible benefits and will remain out until the matter is resolved by the NCAA. The absence of the two upperclassmen tests the Tar Heels' depth on the perimeter, with sophomore Marcus Paige and freshman Nate Britt slated to start at the two guard spots until further notice.

January 23, 2013

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McDonald has been suspended three games, newsobserver.com reports. The suspension stems from him not meeting his responsibilities as a "student-athelete."

Coach Roy Williams stated that he looks forward to McDonald's return, so he should be back on the court after the suspension. McDonald is averaging 8.4 points per and 17.9 minutes per game this season. Dexter Strickland and Marcus Paige may see an uptick in minutes during the suspension. McDonald's earliest availabity will be the Virginia tech game on Feb. 2.

July 16, 2011

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McDonald tore his ACL in a Pro-Am game in Memphis, CBSSports.com reports.

Presumably this means that McDonald is out for the season. He was a bench player last season, averaging 15.7 minutes per game. But the Tar Heels were counting on him to be one of their primary outside shooters this season.