Williams: UNC Preparing To Play Without Marshall

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams says his team's "preparation is 100 percent" to play without injured point guard Kendall Marshall.

Williams says Marshall's playing status remains undecided for the Midwest Regional semifinal against Ohio on Friday night in St. Louis.

Williams spoke Tuesday, two days after the left-handed sophomore broke his right wrist on a drive in the second half of a win against Creighton in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Marshall had surgery Monday to insert a screw into his wrist. His father Dennis told The Associated Press in a text message the following day that his son is "doing much better" and experiencing less pain.

The Tar Heels (31-5) are the region's No. 1 seed.

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  • by Bloke Location: New Bern on Mar 21, 2012 at 04:53 AM
    The boys will be ready either way. Ohio, or whoever, will not get and easy pass.
  • by Player Location: Creighton on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
    Cry me a river!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM in reply to Player
      Nope looks like you are the one crying a river. Sore loser!!!
  • by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:19 PM
    Tar Heel Times says it is possible that he may still play friday.I can already see Ohio State slapping at his wrist every time he gets the ball.I doubt he will play long if he plays at all.I hate it for this team as good as they have been playing.This just sucks!
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      by TarHeel on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:20 PM in reply to BLAHammed
      What game will you be watching? UNC won't be playing Ohio State; but rather, they will be facing the lesser Ohio.
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        by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM in reply to TarHeel
        Thanks for clearing that up,but any team is still going to feed on the others wounds.You can count on that.
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          by Another Piece Of Proof on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM in reply to BLAHammed
          This use to be a gentleman's game. It began changing in the early 70s, eventually turning the NBA into a bumping match by 1990. I quit watching the NBA 20 years ago. Looks like college is getting too much like pro. Might quit watching it. (sad, huh?)
  • by yukon on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
    Boo Hoo Hoo Mabye Ohio will take another one out
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM
    This is dramatic news......not sure how I will be able to make it through the rest of the day.
  • by kinston on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    had to miss that game, but if what i'm hearing is true about how he broke his hand from people who saw the game, then creighton should be banned from playing any basketball for several years.
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      by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM in reply to kinston
      Well they were sure dirty towards Henson.That one guy that was slapping at Hensons wrist caused Henson to get a technical foul.After that technical foul was called you could see that little creighton punk winking at his coach.Anybody could clearly see that was planned...I agree,creighton played dirty right from the begining but they are still a good team.
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        by msh on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:16 PM in reply to BLAHammed
        very shocked Creighton got away with this call.Everyone is talking about the wink especially. I clearly saw it myself.Not heresay!

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