Bacot leads North Carolina; NC State’s Terquavion Smith hurt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot had 23 points and 18 rebounds on a record-setting day, RJ Davis scored 26 points, and North Carolina defeated North Carolina State 80-69. Bacot established the North Carolina record with his 61st career double-double, breaking a tie with Billy Cunningham. He also passed Tyler Hansbrough for first on UNC’s career rebounding list, 1,221-1,219. NC State’s Terquavion Smith, the leading scorer in the ACC, suffered a scary injury and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher with under 10 minutes left in the second half. Smith tried to finish a left-handed runner but fell backward, landing hard on the floor. NC State said Smith had an elbow and neck injury, and coach Kevin Keatts said Smith was taken to a hospital.

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