The North Carolina Tar Heels made it to the elite eight without their star point guard, Kendall Marshall, after they defeated the Ohio Bobcats 73-65 on Friday. According to North Carolina coach, Roy Williams, there is a higher chance that Kendall Marshall won’t be in the line-up against Kansas on Sunday either, which can really damage their chances of making it to the final four this year.
Furthermore, it was reported that Duke point guard, Austin Rivers had decided to leave Duke for the NBA draft this year. However, Austin Rivers father and Boston Celtics coach, Doc Rivers, explained that these reports were all false. Doc Rivers also explained that Austin Rivers and many other players have to decide by April 10 whether or not they want to enter the NBA draft this year, and at this point he is unaware as to what the freshman`s decision will be. Waiting a year could help Austin Rivers build more confidence for the NBA, but if you ask me, I think he would have no problem fitting in with the pros this year.