UNC basketball star Armando Bacot was knocked out late in the national championship game with an injury. But was the Superdome floor to blame?
Armando Bacot has been a dominant force for the North Carolina Tar Heels all season, even setting the college hoop record for most double-doubles in a season. And that continued against Kansas in the national championship game.
Unfortunately, with the game on the line after a miraculous comeback by the Jayhawks, Bacot attempted to drive to the rim when he rolled the same ankle he did against Duke, sending him down in pain and finally getting him out for the rest of the game .
It was an extremely difficult way to see a player of his caliber and shot get off the ground. And it turns out the preliminary court at Caesars Superdome may have been at the root of the injury.
Armando Bacot injury: Did Superdome court cause twisted ankle?
A hawk-eyed Twitter user noted that when Bacot put his right foot down, one of the boards on the pitch seemed to have shifted, causing the ankle to roll and thus causing the injury that kept him out of action in crucial moments of the game sat .
And if you’re thinking this is just a fluke, when UNC tried to force a miracle buzzer-beater to force overtime on an inbounds game, Brady Maneky appeared to stumble on a similar area of the floor, too, though there really was no reason for this to happen.
Is the parquet the reason why Bacot had to leave the game? The video evidence suggests there is at least something to investigate. In any case, there should be something for UNC fans to fret about after processing the pain of that horrific title game loss.
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https://fansided.com/2022/04/04/unc-basketball-armando-bacot-injury-superdome-floor-video/ Did a faulty Superdome floor cause Armando Bacot’s injury?