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ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) – Kendall Marshall participated in portions of practice for North Carolina on Saturday, though a decision on his status for Sunday’s Midwest Regional final against Kansas will not be made until shortly before tipoff.

The Tar Heels’ point guard hurt the wrist when he was fouled on a drive against Creighton last Sunday. He had surgery Monday to install a screw and got his cast off Wednesday.

Marshall was fitted for the brace he would wear to play on Saturday morning. He did not take part in any contact during practice, but was involved in the walk-through and shoot-around, and had his wrist wrapped in an ice pack in the locker room afterward.

He watched from the bench as the No. 1 seed Tar Heels beat Ohio in overtime Friday night.

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