GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts from the bench while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Head coach Roy Williams of the Tar Heels announced that Marshall fractured his right wrist after he was fouled in the second half. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Bomani Jones breaks down UNC's chances in the rest of the NCAA Tournament without point guard Kendall Marshall.
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall's availability for Friday's Sweet 16 game against Ohio is still considered "up in the air," but considering that he broke his right wrist just three days ago, it stands to reason that Marshall will at least be limited if he does play.
Marshall, who is widely-regarded as one of the nation's best passers, is arguably Roy Williams' most important player. His 3.48 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2011-12 is the second-best in a single season in ACC history, and his career 3.01 assist-to-turnover ratio is currently the best all-time in the conference. He's currently averaging 9.8 assists per game, to go with 8.1 points and 1.2 steals.
But where does UNC turn if Marshall can't play at all? Is Stilman White good enough to take this team to the Final Four and perhaps win a national championship? And how does Larry Drew factor into all of this?
Bomani Jones has the answers to these questions and more.