5:30 PM ET, March 18, 2012
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- John Henson proved he was healthy again, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots in his return from a wrist injury that seemed perfectly timed for North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four.Now Kendall Marshall has his own wrist injury that could prove devastating for the Tar Heels.
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Kendall Marshall's status is unknown, but his importance to North Carolina's national-title hopes is not, writes Eamonn Brennan. Story
Red-eyed and trying to smile, Kendall Marshall talked about how proud he was of his team. But with his fractured right wrist enveloped in ice, it was easy to see he was in pain, writes Robbi Pickeral. Blog
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo knows the anguish North Carolina's Roy Williams is feeling. "It's a killer," Izzo told Andy Katz on Sunday night. Blog
Dana O'Neil spoke with Dr. Christopher Sforzo, a Florida-based orthopedic surgeon who says Kendall Marshall has treatment options that include allowing him to play in the tournament. Blog
NCAA Mens Tournament
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: Doug McDermott #3 of the Creighton Bluejays goes up for a shot in the first half...(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-68 (.412)||33-65 (.508)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||8-16 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-12 (.750)||13-19 (.684)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||8 (1/0)|
|» Mar 18, 2012||@UNC 87, CREI 73||Recap|
Kendall Marshall joins North Carolina State's Chris Corchiani as the only players in tournament history with at least 18 points and 11 assists while shooting 85 percent or better from the floor.
North Carolina guard Kendall Marshall had 18 points and 11 assists in the Tar Heel's third round win over Creighton. Marshall was responsible for 45 of the team's 87 points (55.2 percent), which ties Lehigh's C.J. McCollum and Michigan State's Draymond Green for the most points created in a tournament game this season. In six career Men's Basketball Championship games, Marshall has created an average of 32.3 points per game, 22.5 from his assists.
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