A great national championship game in New Orleans between Kansas and North Carolina had an inauspicious ending.
With less than a m NCAA Spirit Jerseys inute left and North Carolina trailing by one, UNC's Armando Bacot turned his right ankle on a drive and fell to the floor. As Kansas brought the ball up the other way, Bacot — who had been battling an ankle injury all night — hobbled back downcourt before an official's timeout took him out of the game.
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Bacot had a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double going when he came out. After he went to the bench, Kansas immediately poste Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry shirt d David McCormack up on Brady Manek. McCormack scored to put Kansas up by three, the final margin in a 72-69 Jayhawks victory.
Bacot's ankle was already compromised from a s Furman Paladins Jerseys imilar injury he suffered Saturday late in the Tar Heels' semifinal win over Duke. Bacot returned to that game, and said Sund NCAA Crewneck SweatJerseys ay he was ready to play in the Albany State Golden Rams Jerseys championship game.
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Bacot's absence in the final seconds was highly consequential. Kansas, to its credit, exploited it. It's a tough way for Baco Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Jerseys t's UNC career to end should he decide to leave for the NBA.