The Big O
In fact, Oriakhi was very impressive tonight, notching 25 points and 14 rebounds and showing off a bevy of moves around the hoop, including a nifty spin move and lefty hook shot:
And this was a nice pass from his new UConn teammate, Roscoe Smith, for a dunk:
Both Oriakhi and Smith showed up late for the game, about midway through the first quarter. While Oriakhi quickly got into a groove, Smith struggled mightily. He missed nearly every shot he put up in the first half, from both the floor and the foul line, and had just three points at the break.
As the play got more wide-open in the latter half (as it often does), Smith got into the flow a bit more. He finished with 14 points. More on him tomorrow.