Armando Bacot passes Phil Ford on UNC all-time scoring list

Armando Bacot continues to climb the University of North Carolina record books.

During North Carolina’s opening game of the NCAA Tournament against Wagner, Bacot moved past UNC great Phil Ford on the all-time scoring list, holding No. 2 now. Bacot passed Ford’s 2,290-point mark during the first half as he’s had a very active first half with already double-digit rebounds in the game.

The fifth-year center has been a staple for the Tar Heels since arriving on campus back in 2019. He used his extra Covid-19 year and is hoping to lead the Tar Heels to a deep run in the NCAA Tournament as he did two years ago.

By moving up the list, Bacot now trails only Tyler Hansbrough who has 2,872 points. With no more eligibility, it’s safe to say that Hansbrough’s record will stand this year and likely for a long time.

Bacot is already UNC’s all-time leading rebounder and player with the most double-doubles in program history. So he will leave the program at least leading in those two categories.

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