NCAA tournament Midwest Region roundup: No. 1 Tar Heels on to Sweet 16

Published: Sunday, March 18 2012 9:39 p.m. MDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Henson proved he's healthy enough to help North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four as the Tar Heels beat No. 8-seed Creighton 87-73. It remains to be seen if Kendall Marshall will be able to help the Tar Heels.

Henson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in his return from a wrist injury, but Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of North Carolina's third-round victory over Creighton.

Coach Roy Williams confirmed the injury after the game, and said he would talk to Marshall and his parents about his status Sunday night. The point guard still finished with 18 points and 11 assists.

The top-seeded Tar Heels (31-5) reached the round of 16 for a record 25th time.

Doug McDermott scored 20 points for the Bluejays (29-6).

No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66, No. 3 GEORGETOWN 63: Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition by upsetting Georgetown.

C.J. Williams, Scott Wood and C.J. Leslie each had 14 points, and Brown added 12 for the Wolfpack, who earned their first trip to the round of 16 since 2005.

Hollis Thompson led the Hoyas with 23 points.

No. 13 OHIO 62, NO. 12 SOUTH FLORIDA 56: At Nashville, Tenn., Walter Offutt scored 21 points, D.J. Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida to advance to the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional semifinals.

The Bobcats had a 59-53 lead when Toarlyn Fitzpatrick connected for South Florida's first 3-pointer of the half. But Cooper went 3 for 4 from the line while the Bulls missed three shots in the final 36 seconds.

Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins both scored 13 points for the Bulls (22-14).

No. 2 KANSAS 63, NO. 10 PURDUE 60: At Omaha, Neb., Elijah Johnson scored 18 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minute, and No. 2 seed Kansas rallied to beat Robbie Hummel and No. 10 seed Purdue.

Thomas Robinson managed 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks (29-6), who trailed nearly the entire game but still managed to advance.

Hummel missed an open 3-pointer at the other end and Tyshawn Taylor scored a transition dunk for Kansas with 2.5 seconds left.

Hummel finished with 26 points to lead the Boilermakers (22-13).

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