(CTN News) – Armando Bacot did not steal the spotlight in the UNC basketball game against No. 7 Oklahoma. Instead, the star of the show once again was RJ Davis, who is considered an early frontrunner for ACC Player of the Year and a clear All-American candidate.
This game marked the fifth time in the past six games that UNC Basketball faced a ranked opponent, and they have managed a commendable 4-2 record during this challenging stretch. Davis led the team in scoring for the seventh consecutive time, contributing 23 points to the victory.
However, Bacot’s performance in this game was noteworthy as well, especially considering his subpar outing in the previous loss to Kentucky.
The graduate big man bounced back with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and three blocks. While these numbers may not be extraordinary, Bacot’s overall contribution to the team’s success was evident throughout the game.
UNC Basketball never trailed in this matchup, and Bacot’s confident three-pointer,
His second of the season in just four attempts, helped extend their lead to 57-43 during the second half.
This solid performance from Bacot and his teammates showcased their resilience and determination from start to finish.
Nevertheless, it was during the charity stripe after the under-4 timeout that Armando Bacot secured his final two points of the game.
This crucial contribution extended the Tar Heels’ lead to 70-61 and allowed Bacot to surpass former UNC basketball star forward Antawn Jamison, claiming the No. 8 spot on the program’s all-time scoring list.
With a total of 1,975 career points, Bacot is now just seven points away from tying with Larry Miller at No. 7. Furthermore, he only needs 25 more points to join the exclusive 2,000-point club of the Tar Heels.
Both of these remarkable achievements could potentially occur during the team’s upcoming non-conference finale against Charleston Southern at the Dean E. Smith Center on December 29th.