Last season, UNC forward Armando Bacot was a double-double machine for the Tar Heels. But this year, it’s been a bit of a slow start for him.
That changed on Sunday as Bacot notched his first double-double of the season in the first half. Bacot recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds in the first half against James Madison, helping power the Tar Heels to a double-digit lead at the break. The double-double was also the 50th of Bacot’s career with the Tar Heels.
In addition to the double-double, Bacot has moved up the all-time UNC rebounding list as well. He’s now passed Brice Johnson and Antawn Jamison for sixth all-time in rebounds:
50 career double-doubles for @iget_buckets35 📈
He has also passed Brice Johnson & Antawn Jamison in rebounds, making him 6th all-time in UNC history. pic.twitter.com/Sq0mNxd8WZ
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) November 20, 2022
This is a great sign for UNC moving forward, especially with non-conference play getting tougher beginning this coming week.
If Bacot is back to form and playing like this, UNC should play like the team we all thought they would going into the season. And UNC is going to need him to do that and a little more.
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