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NCAA Tournament 2012: North Carolina PG Kendall Marshall 'Doing Much Better' Following Wrist Surgery

A day after having a screw inserted into his broken right wrist, Kendall Marshall is experiencing much less pain, according to his father, Dennis. Via USA Today:

In a text message to The Associated Press, Dennis Marshall said his son was improving and had "slept through the night." However, Kendall Marshall's playing status is still uncertain.

Marshall broke his wrist on a fall he experienced in the second half of North Carolina's third round win over Creighton. He continued playing following the injury, but required surgery on Monday to repair the damage. It is unclear whether or not Marshall will be able to play against Ohio in the Sweet Sixteen or if the Tar Heels advance any further.

Marshall is a second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference point guard who has 351 assists in 36 games, the best season total in ACC history and fourth most in NCAA history. He is averaging about eight points and 10 assists while playing 33 minutes per game. He had 18 points and 11 assists in the 87-73 win against Creighton.

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