NEW ORLEANS (AP/WNCN) – UNC-Chapel Hill’s Armando Bacot says his right ankle injury won’t stop him from playing hard against Kansas in the national championship game.
The 6-foot-10 Bacot says he’s “going to go all out” Monday night.
Bacot twisted his ankle in a crowd of players near the baseline during the second half of Saturday night’s 81-77 victory over Duke in the national semifinal.
Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis says Bacot was cleared to participate in a light practice Sunday after X-rays came back negative.
Bacot has averaged 16.3 points, 13.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game this season.
A win Monday night would be the seventh national title for UNC.
Davis would also have the distinction of winning a NCAA Tournament Championship in his first year as head coach of the Tar Heels.