Tar Heels, Wolfpack reach Sweet 16; Marshall injured

Top-seeded North Carolina and Cinderella story North Carolina State advanced to the Sweet 16 on Sunday.

The 11th-seeded Wolfpack scored a 66-63 upset victory over third-seeded Georgetown, while the Tar Heels rolled to an 87-73 win over Creighton that could prove costly the rest of the way.

John Henson returned from a three-game hiatus with an injured left wrist to score 13 points and grab nine rebounds, but point guard Kendall Marshall suffered a fractured right wrist and is likely done for the rest of the season.

Marshall, who made seven-of-eight from the field and scored 18 points, along with 12 assists, recorded his fifth double-double in the last six games. Harrison Barnes scored 17 and Reggie Bullock scored 13, with each knocking down three 3-pointers. Tyler Zeller scored 11.

Creighton (29-6) got 20 points and nine rebounds from Missouri Valley Conference player of the year Doug McDermott, 12 points and six rebounds from beefy center Gregory Echenique, and 10 points from Josh Jones and Antoine Young.

North Carolina State rallied and advanced to their first Sweet 16 since 2005 with a 66-63 victory over third-seeded Georgetown.

The Wolfpack (24-12) will face either second-seeded Kansas or No. 10 seed Purdue in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Friday in St. Louis.

After Lorenzo Brown missed his second foul shot with four seconds left, Jason Clark had a long, open 3-pointer that was way off.

The Hoyas (24-9) led 25-15 with five minutes to play in the first half before the Wolfpack responded with a 15-2 run, capped by C.J. Leslie’s breakaway dunk with four seconds left.

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