Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 3/25/12
ST. LOUIS Kendall Marshall fought back tears. He searched for the right words. It was a moment that he wasn't supposed to feel. But after being unable to contribute to top-seeded North Carolina's 80-67 loss to Kansas in the Midwest Regional finals Sunday, Marshall and the Tar Heels had no choice but to say it. What if? What if the point guard who set the ACC and UNC single-season assist record this year - hadn't broken his wrist Sunday and been able to play against Kansas. What if starting guard Dexter Strickland hadn't been lost for the year in January with a torn ACL? What if the same injury hadn't ended the season of key reserve Leslie McDonald before it even started back in June? And what if forward John Henson hadn't played the final games with a sprained wrist and hobble through Sunday's matchup against Kansas with rolling his ankle early in the game. Marshall sat in a stunned and silent North Carolina locker room late Sunday night, pondering the same question. But as th...
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