TAG: Alex Oriakhi

College / Oct 30, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Tigers’ Backcourt of Phil Pressey & Michael Dixon, Jr. Supercharges Missouri’s Attack

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Alex Oriakhi (photo. Stephen Slade/UConn)

*Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Missouri. Read More »

College, Video / Nov 14, 2011 / 10:00 am

2011-12 UConn Huskies Team Intro Video

While this might not be as good as Arizona’s intro video, the defending national champions do a pretty good job.


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College / Nov 8, 2011 / 1:00 pm

UConn Needs Jeremy Lamb & Andre Drummond To Explode This Year

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Jeremy Lamb (photo. Stephen Slade/UConn)

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down Big East giant Syracuse earlier today, we’ll keep this going with No. 4-ranked UConn (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »

College, Video / Oct 17, 2011 / 4:00 pm

UConn’s Midnight Madness Dunk Contest Could Rival The NBA

Sometimes everything clicks…


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College / Oct 14, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Inside Scoop: UConn Is Ready To Defend Their National Title

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Jeremy Lamb (photo. UConn)

Wednesday afternoon, the UConn men’s basketball team took part in the annual Husky Run outside of the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. On this cool fall day, the atmosphere was light and relaxed. They were signing autographs, coaches and players were joking around, and former UConn stars Kemba Walker and Hasheem Thabeet were reliving their days in Storrs.

The season officially begins tonight, and the laid-back autumn days are coming to an end for the defending national champions. Read More »

College, Video / Mar 12, 2011 / 12:00 pm

DimeTV: UConn’s Alex Oriakhi Talks The Secret Of Their Success

After yesterday’s thrilling overtime win over Syracuse in the Big East Tournament, we caught up with UConn’s Alex Oriakhi outside the locker room. Check out what he had to say.


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College / Mar 12, 2011 / 9:00 am

Kemba Doin’ Work

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Kemba Walker (photo. Chad Griffith)

When the highlights of past Big East Championships run on ESPN and SNY, they are dominated by theatrics from Ray Allen, Allen Iverson, Ben Gordon and Gerry McNamara. But what Kemba Walker has done over the last four days might be the most impressive Garden Championship Week performance of any. Read More »

Video / Mar 3, 2011 / 6:00 pm

Clip Of The Day: The Craziest Free Throw Miss You’ve Ever Seen

When UConn sophomore Alex Oriakhi stepped to the free throw line last night against West Virginia, he probably knew he had a 61 percent chance of making it. I guarantee you though that he 100 percent didn’t think the following was possible.


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College / Nov 25, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Kemba Walker, UConn’s Best Days Could Be Ahead Of Them

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College basketball analysts and experts love teams with experience. A team full of seniors represents the ultimate college basketball team for many. The Connecticut Huskies, however, are defying the odds.

Led by New York native Kemba Walker, the Huskies have shown what they are capable of at the Maui Invitational by knocking off Michigan State and Kentucky. Their supporting cast consists of Alex Oriakhi, Charles Okwandu, Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, Donnell Beverly, and five freshmen. Read More »