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North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall will not play Friday night in the Sweet 16 in St. Louis against Ohio, the school announced.
Seldom-used freshman Stilman White will start in place of Marshall, who fractured a bone in his right wrist in the team's third-round victory over Creighton Sunday.
Head coach Roy Williams had suggested this week there was little chance of his star point guard playing Friday.
Tar Heel fans are hoping the sophomore can be ready to play Sunday in the Elite 8 if the team advances over the 13th-seeded Bobcats.
Marshall, a finalist for the Cousy Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard, underwent surgery Monday morning to have a screw inserted in his wrist.
He has been wearing a temporary brace since having the cast removed.
Marshall said Thursday that doctors told him his wrist was "healing fine" and that the bone was strong. If he were to play, there was no risk of further damage, he said.
Marshall averaged 8.1 points and 9.8 assists this season for the top-seeded Tar Heels.
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Since all have been waiting for anything and everything about the MidWest Region top seed North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall, here is the one thing that comes from the player himself. Or better said, from his twitter feed…
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) March 21, 2012
Now, what does this mean? I truly do not know, aside that this has to be a positive thing...
A two word tweet from Kendall Marshall around lunchtime set off a little buzz as to the possibility of the sophomore point guard getting on the floor for the Sweet Sixteen.
According to Marshall’s father Dennis via Robbi Pickeral at ESPN.com the case on the sophomore point guard’s right wrist was removed in favor of a removable splint.
North Carolina point guard...
As North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall went down to the floor against Creighton last Sunday, head coach Roy Williams' face could have said it all. The Tar Heels coach was looking on from the sideline with a stare fit for a deer in headlights. The thoughts racing through his head must've been something similar to the Boston Celtics watching their banners lowered from...
Speaking to reporters at Thursday's media session in St. Louis,
North Carolina coach Roy Williams all but ruled out point guard
Kendall Marshall's participation just four days after having a
screw inserted into his fractured scaphoid in his right wrist.
North Carolina's biggest fear of what life without Kendall Marshall would look like nearly became reality, as the Tar Heels were awful but still managed to advance past Ohio in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Stilman White wasn't a disaster like some expected, but more the effect of not having Marshall was seen in how the other Heels played. They rushed shots, perhaps...
It's a riddle neither North Carolina nor Kansas finds funny.
Is it better for your star guard (the Tar Heels' Kendall Marshall) to be injured and unable to play, or your star guard (the Jayhawks' Tyshawn Taylor) to play so miserably that at times he would be better off riding the bench?
Either way, two heavyweights playing in the Midwest Regional final Sunday are striking...
Kendall Marshall may be the key to the Tar Heels' national title hopes.
By now everyone knows it, and everyone not from the best state in the union (look it up) is most likely a bit sick of hearing about it. But the fact remains, a full one quarter of the Sweet Sixteen are Ohio teams! Some were expected to be here, some are not huge surprises. And some are #13 seeds that beat Michigan. Either way, it's all sweet. It's a damn shame that Cleveland...
If you watched Michigan State and Marquette last night you know the possibility of having a game like this exists for practically everyone. Take Kendall Marshall out of the lineup and there was the possibility UNC could struggle in adjusting to his absence. That was part of the problem as the offense was completely out of sorts and the Heels committed 24 turnovers. There is no way...
ST. LOUIS – In an effort to offset top-seeded North Carolina’s sizeable advantage in the frontcourt, 13th-seeded Ohio will rely on frantic ball pressure to capitalize on Kendall Marshall’s potential absence. The Tar Heels, however, believe they are prepared.
The Tar Heels -- with or without Kendall Marshall -- will play in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 against Ohio on Friday in St. Louis. The Bobcats are the first No. 13 seed to advance this far since 2006. Tip-off at the Edward Jones Dome is set for 7:47 p.m. (EST) and will be televised by TBS.
Ohio at UNC Date 3/23/2012 7:47:00 PMLocation Atlanta, Ga.Live StatsCheck At Gametime.TV CBS Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteMatchup Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 393 times.NC (2012) has won 293 times (74.6% of the time), won by > 20 pts 92 times (23.4% of the time)Ohio (2012) has won 100 times (25.4% of the time), won by > 20 pts 6 times ...