Armando Bacot: ‘Haven’t made a decision’ on potential return to UNC
The UNC basketball program has one more regular-season game left in the 2022-23 season and that is on Saturday at home.
Not only is it the final home game, it’s against Duke and it’s senior night for the Tar Heels. The COVID-19 year given to players across all sports allowed players who were in college during the COVID-19 pandemic season an extra year of eligibility .
That applies to forward Armando Bacot. The standout UNC big is in his fourth year in Chapel Hill.
On Thursday, he was asked about the potential of Saturday being his final home game.
Bacot’s response: ‘I don’t know. … I haven’t made a decision.’
Is this your last home game?#UNC’s Armando Bacot: “I don’t know. I haven’t really look ahead too much… I haven’t made a decision.”
— Ross Martin (@RossMartin_IC) March 2, 2023
Bacot returned to UNC following a terrific junior campaign when he became the first player in NCAA Tournament history with six double-doubles in one NCAA Tournament. He also set the ACC record for double-doubles in a single season (31) and tied the NCAA record that David Robinson set in 1985-86.
Earlier this season, Bacot passed Tyler Hansbrough to take over as North Carolina’s all-time leading rebounder.
On the season, Bacot is averaging 16.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1 block per game.
UNC came into the season ranked No. 1 in the country — now, it is a program on the NCAA Tournament bubble with work to do.
The Tar Heels are 19-11 overall and 11-8 in ACC play.
Bacot and UNC take on Duke at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night and will host “College GameDay” that morning.
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