With his first shot of the game against Arkansas, Justin Jackson broke the UNC record for 3-pointers made in a season.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are currently facing off against the Arkansa Razorbacks in the Second Round, and The Tar Heels maintain a slim lead at the half, 38-33. It hasn’t been the prettiest shooting night for North Carolina as they’re only shooting 33 percent, but from behind the arc they’re doing a little better, thanks in part to Justin Jackson. The junior has hit two of his three 3-pointers tonight, and the first one broke a North Carolina school record.
Check it out:
Justin Jackson just hit his 96th three-pointer of the season to set the UNC single-season record. pic.twitter.com/ki8u2Sw5Jv
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 19, 2017
Not too shabby! Jackson would go on to hit another, making it 97 total 3-pointers for the season, and at this point he’s just extending his own record. He’s shooting 39 percent from behind the arc according to ESPN, which is a career high for him.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, the single-season record for 3-pointers made in Division I is 162, set by former Davidson sharpshooter Steph Curry during his 2007-2008 season. So while Jackson might not reach that number, what he’s doing this year is still pretty darn impressive.