UNC Basketball: Roy Williams provides update on Armando Bacot

The UNC Basketball program saw one of their freshmen leave the game early on vs. Ohio State on Wednesday night

The North Carolina Tar Heels suffered their biggest loss at home under Roy Williams in 13 years, dropping Wednesday’s contest to No. 6 Ohio State in the Dean Dome. 

UNC struggled to score throughout this game, putting up just 49 points in the loss and outside of Cole Anthony, they got very little production. But UNC may have lost more than just the game on Wednesday night.

During the first half, freshman forward Armando Bacot had to leave the game after he landed awkwardly on an Ohio State player’s ankle while going up for a layup. Bacot needed help getting back to the locker room and never returned to the game.

Following the game, head coach Roy Williams provided an update on Bacot and it doesn’t sound good.

“It was swollen by the time he got to the locker room,” coach Roy Williams said. “My guess is he’ll be out a while.”

Bacot is almost certainly out for Sunday’s game at Virginia, another big one for the Tar Heels and their second Atlantic Coast Conference game of the year. From there, they will play Wofford before traveling across the country to face another Top 10 team in Gonzaga.

Losing Bacot for any amount of time hurts but especially for conference games.  UNC will begin their stretch run of conference games in late December and early January in addition to the two they have already played by that time.

Bacot is averaging 10.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Tar Heels early on including a 23-point and 12-rebound performance against Oregon just a week ago.

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