Roy Williams doesn’t think Kendall Marshall will play

At the Midwest Region press conferences today in St. Louis, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he has a “strong inclination” that injured point guard Kendall Marshall will not play Friday night against Ohio.

“If he comes in to my room tomorrow and says, ‘My wrist feels great,’ and he drops down to the floor and does 10 right handed pushups on his right hand, then I’ll say I’ll probably play his rear end,” Williams said during his press conference. “But I don’t expect that to happen. I mean, the guy can’t brush his teeth right now.”

Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist in the Heels’ win over Creighton last Sunday. He underwent surgery to have a screw placed in the wrist on Monday. His cast has been replaced with a removable splint.

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