Marshall Will Not Play Friday

ST. LOUIS --- North Carolina confirmed just over an hour before tip-off that starting point guard Kendall Marshall will not play Friday against Ohio. Freshman Stilman White will be the starting point guard.

Marshall fractured the scaphoid bone in his right wrist during last Sunday's third-round NCAA Tournament game against Creighton. He had surgery on Monday morning to insert a screw in his wrist and has not practiced since suffering the injury.

He has 351 assists in 36 games this season, the most in Atlantic Coast Conference history and the fourth most in NCAA history.

Marshall is averaging 8.1 points and 9.8 assists for the season. He leads the NCAA in assist-error ratio at 3.5 to 1(second-best in ACC history) and his 9.8 assists per game, the second-highest figure in the nation, the eighth-highest in NCAA history and the best in ACC history.

White has played an average of 4.3 minutes per game this season, totaling 23 points and 19 assists (against five turnovers) in 32 games.

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