Taking over frontcourt Bacot had a season-high 21 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 75-65 victory over Pittsburgh.
Impact Bacot has been on a hot scoring stretch for the Tar Heels, putting up 18.7 points (to go along wiht 8.0 rebounds) over his last three games. He now has four double-doubles on the year, two of which have been registered in ACC play. Many UNC fans have wondered why Preseason ACC Player of the Year Garrison Brooks has taken a big step back statistically, but the truth is, Bacot has simply taken a big leap forward. North Carolina draws a tough defensive matchup at Clemson on Feb. 2 before heading to Cameron Indoor the following Saturday for a matchup against Duke.
JANUARY 27 • ROTOWIRE