UNC Basketball: Armando Bacot makes Tar Heels rebounding history

Armando Bacot made UNC basketball history by recording two rebounding milestones in the Tar Heels’ most recent contest against Virginia Tech.

At this point, everyone should know that Armando Bacot is a rebounding machine.

In fact, the UNC basketball standout accomplished two program rebounding milestones in Friday night’s loss against Virginia Tech.

First, Bacot became just the second Tar Heel ever to surpass the 400-rebound mark in a single season. He will have the opportunity to set the school’s single-season record, as he’ll need just five rebounds in the Tar Heels’ upcoming tournament game to pass Brice Johnson’s mark of 416.

Additionally, Bacot became just the 13th Tar Heel to ever record 900 or more rebounds over their career in Chapel Hill.

Of course, not much went right for North Carolina on Friday night, but Bacot once again put together a tremendous performance. Virginia Tech did everything in their power to limit Bacot’s damage (doing a fantastic job sending double-teams to slow down the Tar Heels big man), but the junior forward was still able to put together another double-double stat line.

Armando Bacot continues to re-write the Tar Heels record books, as his junior season in Chapel Hill will go down as one of the most dominant single-season performances by any UNC basketball player.

Even if he does not decide to return for his senior season, Bacot is making a very strong case to have his number put up in the Dean Smith Center rafters amongst the legendary UNC basketball players that already have earned the honor.

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