North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall won't play Sunday against Kansas.
CBSSports.com has confirmed that Marshall, who fractured a bone in his right wrist against Creighton in the round of 32, is expected to sit out for the second straight game.
The news was initially reported by InsideCarolina.com.
Marshall, who had surgery Monday to insert a screw into his non-shooting wrist, went through practice on a limited basis on Saturday, but had difficulty catching and passing the ball. It was then determined following Sunday's shoot around that he will be held out against the Jayhawks.
"He was just in too much pain," a source told CBSSports.com.
Marshall averaged 8.1 points this season and 9.8 assists and the offense was dysfunctional for much of Friday's overtime win against Ohio University with freshman Stilman White running the team. White finished with two points, six assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes, but the high-octane Tar Heels offense looked completely out of sync.
Sources close to Marshall were optimistic that the sophomore floor leader would be able to suit up and give it a go in the Elite Eight matchup with Kansas in St. Louis, but he was bothered by the injury in the shoot-around at 11:30 CT that it was determined that he should sit out.
Sources also told CBSSports.com that, should North Carolina knock off Kansas, Marshall could still be available for the Final Four next week.