Hobbled Bacot comes up short in Tar Heels' NCAA title push
April 6, 2022
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Armando Bacot kept battling, locking his jaw and gritting his way through a hobbling ankle injury for the chance to help North Carolina win a national championship.
He played through bumps and box-outs, ballscreens and blocked shots. At one point, he could only hop on one leg in a desperate attempt to get back downcourt on defense. And by the end of Monday night's 72-69 loss to Kansas in the NCAA title game, he couldn't navigate even a few stairs without help.
"We came this far and this was a huge goal for us was to just hang up a banner," Bacot said. "And we just reall...