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Alex Oriakhi is No Stranger to the Wildcats

 

Who knows which team will come ready to play tonight but one thing is for sure, Alex Oriakhi has been there and done that. Tonight’s game will be the fourth time the Center has played against the Wildcats. He’s so familiar with the team that he almost took his talents to Lexington instead of Mizzou after playing 3 seasons at UCONN. Oriakhi is the league’s premiere big man averaging close to a double-double (10.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game). WCS will have his hands full staying out of foul trouble and keeping Oriakhi from dominating the post.

 

2009 SEC/Big East Invitational: UK wins 64-61

2-4 FG for 4 points; 6 rebounds

2010 Maui Classic Invitational: UCONN wins 84-67

7-10 FG and 4-6 FT for 18 points; 11 rebounds; 3 blocks; 2 steals

2011 Final Four: UCONN Wins 56-55 

4-6 FG for 8 points; 10 rebounds; 1 block

 

WCS came out ready to play against Vandy and will need a similar performance to keep the veteran from doing what he likes to do against UK: grabbing 10 boards en route to a victory.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 Comments for Alex Oriakhi is No Stranger to the Wildcats



  1. You Can Call Me Cal
    7:05 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    first….ps Patrick Young is the leagues premier big man



  2. Mike
    7:07 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    UT just gutted out a big win in Texas. They went 4 OT’s and won by 8. Stokes had 20 pts., 16 boards, and Golden had a career high of 30 pts. I am embarassed to say that UT is so much better than we are this year. The 2012 edition of the Kentucky Mildcats has just been a total disaster. UT going up and UK going down. What do you think Poy…another bust for u tonight??



  3. u are a big baby
    7:17 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Mike go home!! get a chick, if u can



  4. Cal'sMassiveMilkMakers
    7:19 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Missouri by 10. UK sucks.



  5. ukdog
    7:20 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    we win tonite. write it down ralph



  6. RALPH
    7:23 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    ANY WHERE TO STREAM GAME TONIGHT????



  7. Stumps
    7:33 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Mark my words…Willie’s gonna put some nut on Oriakhi’s chin tonight.



  8. Hicks
    7:37 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    It’s all about quality wins? What are UNC’s quality wins, two average teams at home? How are they so safe again?



  9. notquietuntouchable
    7:38 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    epps, delk. prickett. mccarty, sheppard, walker and anderson
    all from 96 team will be signing autographs at Lexington sports cards this week (tuesday and thursday)



  10. SexnNursinHomes
    7:47 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    4- You stopped by to troll right before you go suck a lot of dong tonight. Good luck with that.



  11. MissouriFan
    7:57 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if Cal and Wes feel like Noel owes them another year. They paid good money for him and he did not hold up his end of the deal.



  12. Wtf
    7:58 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    F*** off jimmy dykes!



  13. Real Blue
    7:59 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Jimmy Dykes rippin’ Cal for the dodgeball game.
    Turncoat.



  14. stinky pete
    8:00 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink


  15. Rae
    8:01 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    11. Frank Haith is facing some NCAA charges. I wouldn’t talk about ethical conduct if I were you.



  16. cal's right hand
    8:13 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    This creighton and st.mary’s will NOT end!!



  17. cal's right hand
    8:18 pm February 23, 2013 Permalink

    Win this game tonight and then win the rest that we are supposed to win and we will punch our ticket.