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Richmond native leads UNC to Final Four

North Carolina's Armando Bacot, right, collides with St. Peter's KC Ndefo during the first half...
North Carolina's Armando Bacot, right, collides with St. Peter's KC Ndefo during the first half of a college basketball game in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(Matt Rourke | AP)
Published: Mar. 27, 2022 at 8:45 PM EDT
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PHILADELPHIA (WWBT) - Armando Bacot, a standout basketball star from the heart of Richmond, heads to the Final Four with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels after a dominant victory in the Elite Eight.

On Sunday, UNC defeated St. Peter’s 69-49 in the East Region final, spoiling the Peacocks’ big Cinderella run.

Bacot, a 2019 Trinity Episcopal graduate, put up 20 points and 22 rebounds over 15-seed St. Peters, leading the Tar Heels to their record-breaking 21st Final Four.

Bacot and the rest of the team are set to tip off against Duke next Saturday, April 2 at 8:49 p.m. in New Orleans.

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