Duke’s Zion Williamson (1) falls to the court Wednesday on the first possession of the game, blowing out his left shoe and injuring his right knee. Luke Maye (32) led UNC to an 88-72 win over No. 1 Duke in Williamson’s absence.
Duke’s Zion Williamson (1) falls to the court Wednesday on the first possession of the game, blowing out his left shoe and injuring his right knee. Luke Maye (32) led UNC to an 88-72 win over No. 1 Duke in Williamson’s absence. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Zion Williamson (1) falls to the court Wednesday on the first possession of the game, blowing out his left shoe and injuring his right knee. Luke Maye (32) led UNC to an 88-72 win over No. 1 Duke in Williamson’s absence. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

Sports columnist Scott Fowler has written for the Charlotte Observer since 1994. He has authored or co-authored eight books, including four about the Carolina Panthers. In 2018, Fowler won the Thomas Wolfe award for outstanding newspaper writing. He also is the host of the Observer’s hit podcast “Carruth.”