June 22, 2024

With a 75-72 road victory over Miami (15-9, 6-7 ACC) on Saturday afternoon, UNC basketball has established a winning ACC record away from home. On the court of an opponent, the No. 3 Tar Heels (19-5, 11-2 ACC) are presently 6-1 in conference play.

And Armando Bacot, a fifth-year center, played in his 156th game at UNC. The 23-year-old eclipsed Leaky Black’s 155 appearances for the most in program history. He now owns a Tar Heel record with 155 starting nods.

Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that Deon Thompson, with 152, still holds the record for the most in a four-year career.

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With 10 points and 15 rebounds in 37 minutes on the court, Bacot scored his 79th double-double, another career high for UNC basketball players. His 1,581 rebounds also eclipsed Tim Duncan’s 1,570 rebounds to take sole ownership of No. 3 on the all-time ACC chart.

In the process, he moved up to No. 3 on the Tar Heels’ all-time scoring chart, surpassing Sam Perkins (2,145 points) by just 141 points with his 2,149 points. With seven games left in the regular season and playoffs, it’s likely that Bacot will surpass him as well and finish second only to Tyler Hansbrough (2,872).

Additionally, Armando Bacot made history by being the first UNC basketball player to ever record at least 2,000 points, 1,500 rebounds, 200 blocks, and 100 steals with his two blocks against the Hurricanes.

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