CHAPEL HILL — There have been games this season, several of them, in fact, when Kendall Marshall has accumulated four assists rather quickly. He needed just four on Wednesday night to set a new single-season record for assists at North Carolina, but Marshall, the sophomore point guard, had to wait.
He went into halftime with three assists, and then set up Harrison Barnes on a jump shot a couple of minutes into the second half. When the shot went through, Marshall had his 285th assist of the season, which set a new school record. Ed Cota set the previous record with 284 assists during the 1999-00 season.