3-point shot: NCAA injury uncertainty

1. Long Beach State coach Dan Monson was non-committal Monday on whether or not Larry Anderson can go for the 49ers in their second-round game Thursday against New Mexico. The 49ers won the Big West tournament without Anderson (knee), but any chances for an upset may depend on his availability. It would be a shame if the 49ers aren’t at full strength, because they were a legit, trendy pick to win a game.

2. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t prepared to rule out forward Ryan Kelly (foot injury) for Friday's second-round game against Lehigh but wasn’t sounding too optimistic that he will play. You can’t compare Kelly to Kyrie Irving, but it is a bit of déjà vu that the Blue Devils are dealing with a foot injury heading into the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season.

3. North Carolina coach Roy Williams wouldn’t give an exact time frame for the return of forward John Henson, who missed the past two games with a wrist injury. The selection committee was under the impression that Henson would be back for the tournament.