Armando Bacot joins elite company with 10th consecutive double-double
North Carolina center Armando Bacot recorded his 10th consecutive double-double on Monday night.
His 14 points and 20 rebounds helped UNC defeat Virginia Tech in a must-win game in Chapel Hill. It puts Bacot into rare air in UNC history, too.
He’s now one of three Tar Heels to record a streak of at least 10 consecutive double-doubles. He joins Billy Cunningham(1962-65) and Doug Moe (1958-61) as players who have accomplished that feat:
With 12 points and 10 rebounds, Armando Bacot has become the third player in @UNC_Basketball history to record 10 or more consecutive double-doubles.
• Billy Cunningham, streaks of 40 and 10
• Doug Moe, 11 twice
• Bacot, 10
— Pat James (@patjames24) January 25, 2022
That means he’s the first North Carolina player to hit that mark in over 50 seasons. For all they accomplished, players like Michael Jordan, James Worthy Antawn Jamison and Tyler Hansbrough — to name a few — never recorded 10 consecutive double-doubles.
Bacot’s streak dates back to North Carolina’s win over Furman on Dec. 14. The Tar Heels are 6-4 over that stretch.
The performance came at a good time, as UNC was in desperate need of a victory. The Tar Heels were coming off back-to-back losses and needed to re-establish themselves as contenders for an NCAA Tournament berth.
UNC plays against Boston College on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET.