UNC wins game, loses point guard

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

GREENS­BORO, N.C. | John Hen­son had 13 points, 10 re­bounds and four blocks in his re­turn from a wrist in­jury, and North Carolina de­feated Creighton. Hen­son had missed the past three games af­ter sprain­ing his left wrist dur­ing the At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment.

Ken­dall Mar­shall added 18 points and 11 as­sists for the top-seeded Tar Heels (31-5), but he broke a bone in his right wrist dur­ing the sec­ond half.

Mar­shall was hurt when he drove to the paint and was knocked to the floor by Ethan Wragge with 10:56 left. Mar­shall hit 1 of 2 free throws, then left the game briefly be­fore re­turn­ing and play­ing about seven more min­utes be­fore leav­ing the game with 1:54 left.

“All we know right now is it's a frac­ture,” Mar­shall said. “Luck­ily it's my right hand. If it was my left hand, then we'd prob­a­bly have some prob­lems. But we'll take it day by day and fig­ure it out.”

Coach Roy Wil­liams said team med­i­cal staff will con­fer with Mar­shall’s fam­ily Sun­day night. Mar­shall’s sta­tus for next week’s round of 16 in St. Louis is un­clear.

Doug Mcder­mott scored 20 points for the eight-seeded Blue­jays (29-6), who shot 41 per­cent and couldn’t keep up with the hot-shoot­ing Tar Heels.

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