Armando Bacot sets North Carolina's single-season rebounding record
Armando Bacot broke North Carolina’s single-season rebounding record vs. Marquette on Thursday afternoon.
Bacot broke the record in the first half after picking up his 417th rebound of the season.
Congrats Mando 👏 @iget_buckets35
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Bacot surpassed Brice Johnson, who grabbed 416 rebounds in the 2016-17 season. Bacot and Johnson are the only two players in North Carolina history to amass 400+ rebounds in a single season.
This is another major honor for Bacot, who has had a sensational junior year for the Tar Heels. He finished second in ACC Player of the Year voting and was named first-team All-ACC for his efforts this season.
On the year, Bacot is averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest.
If Bacot decides to return to North Carolina for his senior season, he will have a great chance of passing Tyler Hansbrough for UNC’s all-time lead in total rebounds. Bacot would need roughly 300 rebounds next season to break the record.
North Carolina will face No. 1-seeded Baylor on Saturday.