UNC uncertain if Marshall can play SundayMar 25, 2012 - 1:05 AM St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - North Carolina sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall went through parts of practice with his team Saturday, but it's still not known if he'll be able to play in Sunday's Elite Eight matchup against Kansas.
Marshall, who underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist, was held out of Friday's 73-65 overtime win over Ohio in a Midwest Regional semifinal. A decision on if he'll play against the Jayhawks may not be made until just before tip-off.
"Kendall today went through the dummy stuff," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "Today's the first day he's bounced a ball. So first day he's caught a ball. It's the first day that he's shot a ball. We kept him out of all the live stuff. Now we want to see if it bothers him or if it pains him or if it swells up or if his toes curls or whatever happens next.
"And then tomorrow at shoot-around, we'll try to probably do the same thing. And then there's two things that have to happen: one, he has to feel comfortable that he's not hurting. And then two, I have to decide, can he be effective in the game with his situation."
Marshall was hurt during the second half of North Carolina's win over Creighton in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Freshman Stilman White started in place of Marshall Friday night and had two points and six assists in 32 minutes of court time.
Marshall is averaging 8.1 points and 9.8 assists for the season.
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