ALEX ORIAKHI NEWS

Haith hands coaching reins to Tim Fuller during suspension

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Phil Pressey, Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi won't be the only key Tigers from last season who will be missing when Missouri opens its 2013-14 season Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana. Coach Frank Haith will not be on hand, either. When the clock strikes midnight Thursday night, Haith will begin serving his five-game suspension mandated by the NCAA...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Haith hands coaching reins to Tim Fuller during suspension

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Phil Pressey, Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi won't be the only key Tigers from last season who will be missing when Missouri opens its 2013-14 season Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana. Coach Frank Haith will not be on hand, either. When the clock strikes midnight Thursday night, Haith will begin serving his five-game suspension mandated by the NCAA...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou Monday: Draft thrill processed, Oriakhi targets next step

It wasn't until Alex Oriakhi spread his 6-foot-9 frame over a hotel bed in his hometown of Lowell, Mass., that the questions finally forced their way inside his head: Was I wrong? Were they right? Since the Missouri basketball team exited the 2013 NCAA Tournament with a first-round loss to Colorado State, the center who won a national championship at Connecticut before transferring...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou Monday: Draft thrill processed, Oriakhi targets next step

It wasn't until Alex Oriakhi spread his 6-foot-9 frame over a hotel bed in his hometown of Lowell, Mass., that the questions finally forced their way inside his head: Was I wrong? Were they right? Since the Missouri basketball team exited the 2013 NCAA Tournament with a first-round loss to Colorado State, the center who won a national championship at Connecticut before transferring...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix selects PF Oriakhi in second round

The Phoenix Suns selected power forward Alex Oriakhi of Missouri in the second round of the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Oriakhi played his first three seasons for Connecticut and was part of the Huskies' 2011 national championship team. He was the 57th player chosen overall. Oriakhi averaged 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior after transferring from UConn. He averaged 7.2...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix selects PF Oriakhi of Missouri in second round

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns selected power forward Alex Oriakhi of Missouri in the second round of the NBA draft.The 6-foot-9 Oriakhi played his first three seasons for Connecticut and was part of the Huskies' 2011 national championship team. He was the 57th player chosen overall.Oriakhi averaged 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior after transferring from UConn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball: Alex Oriakhi selected No. 57 overall by Phoenix Suns

It took a long time for his name to be called, but former Missouri Tigers basketball center Alex Oriakhi was selected No. 57 overall by the Phoenix Suns during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Oriakhi was the first player from the Mizzou program selected, which came as a surprise as the high-profile Phil Pressey was expected to go higher after deciding to leave the school and foregoing...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns take Len fifth, Goodwin 29th, Oriakhi 57th

Alex Len is a bit puzzling, considering who was left on the board. UPDATE: The Suns have selected Archie Goodwin with their 29th pick, moving up one pick after a trade with Golden State. UPDATE 2: The Suns have selected Alex Oriakhi with their 57th and final pick. And now, Suns fans have another reason to raise hell. Even with Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore still on the board in a...
Via One is the Loneliest Number
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou Monday: No certainties among Tiger hopefuls in NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is upon us. When the 60 names are read Thursday night, here are the three former Tigers hoping to make the cut: point guard Phil Pressey, center Alex Oriakhi and forward Laurence Bowers. Last week, we talked to NBA scouts about Pressey's chances, and they explained why he's projected as a second-round candidate, at best. According to mock drafts, neither Oriakhi...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Oriakhi denied invite to NBA combine

ST. LOUIS Did Alex Oriakhi get snubbed? The list of players invited to this year's NBA combine dropped Thursday, and some names of interest to the St. Louis area are included in the crop of ballers who will show off for NBA scouts in Chicago from May 15-19. Missouri natives Ben McLemore (Kansas guard), Otto Porter (Georgetown small forward) and BJ Young (Arkansas guard) made...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Oriakhi denied invite to NBA combine

ST. LOUIS Did Alex Oriakhi get snubbed? The list of players invited to this year's NBA combine dropped Thursday, and some names of interest to the St. Louis area are included in the crop of ballers who will show off for NBA scouts in Chicago from May 15-19. Missouri natives Ben McLemore (Kansas guard), Otto Porter (Georgetown small forward) and BJ Young (Arkansas guard) made...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Haith expects a grittier team moving forward

COLUMBIA, Mo. Frank Haith swallowed an unpleasant dose of truth when he took inventory of Missouri's 2012-13 basketball season. "I'm very honest about my team," Haith said in his office Thursday morning. "We didn't have that intangible you need to have. That, when adversity hits, we be really tough and overcome things that didn't go our way."...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball: 3 reasons Alex Oriakhi will have a solid NBA career

The Missouri Tigers were able to enjoy the services of center Alex Oriakhi for just one season. During that season, Tigers fans learned a lot about Oriakhi and he probably learned even more about himself. Head coach Frank Haith initally wanted to run the offense through Oriakhi and it was obvious early on that the former UConn center was not comfortable playing with his back to...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball: Alex Oriakhi ends career by making 40 of 46 shots in last 6 games

The Missouri Tigers were bounced out of the NCAA Tournament by No. 8 seed Colorado State on Thursday night in a 84-72 defeat in Lexington, Kentucky. While it was a disappointing effort by the Tigers, Mizzou certainly did not lose because of the play of senior center Alex Oriakhi. Oriakhi scored 16 points and grabbed nine of the Tigers' 18 rebounds in the loss, continuing a stretch...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball: Preview and prediction for Mizzou's tilt with Colorado State

Back to Lexington, Kentucky we go as the No. 9 seed Missouri Tigers prepare for their opening game in the NCAA Tournament against No. 8 seed Colorado State at Rupp Arena on Thursday night.  This season has laid out several scripts for the Tigers to get redemption against teams and now Mizzou visits a site that was not so kind to the Tigers earlier this year. Back on February 23rd the...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA tournament primer: Missouri

Record: 23-10 overall, 11-7 in SEC Seed: 9-seed in Midwest Region RPI: 36 Coach: Frank Haith, second season, second NCAA tournament appearance Last NCAA appearance: Lost to 15-seed Norfolk State in first round (2012) Notable wins: Florida, VCU, Illinois, Ole Miss Key Player Its been an erratic season for the Tigers veteran point guard, Phil Pressey, the SEC preseason Player Of...
Via Fox Sports South
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Haith waiting for Missouri roster to click

ST. LOUIS (AP) All season, Missouri has flashed potential for making a being a dangerous team in March. And alternately stumbled. There is a reason the Tigers are a No. 9 seed in the Midwest Regional. Coach Frank Haith has had to integrate a group of transfers into the system. Leading rebounder Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut) and guard Keion Bell (Pepperdine), who led the team in scoring...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou Defeats Texas A&M In First Round In SEC Tourney, Gets Ole Miss Next

Score: Missouri 62, Texas A&M 50 Stars: Missouri: Alex Oriakhi 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk.  Texas A&M: Fabyon Harris 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Stl. Story: Missouri got off to a great start and never looked back in its first game of the SEC Tournament. The Tigers are safely in the NCAAs, but they are looking to make a run in the conference tournament in order to potentially improve their...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC Tourney Round 2 Postgame: Alex Oriakhi

Missouri got a big win in their first ever SEC Tournament game, defeating Texas A&M 62-50. Tiger center Alex Oriakhi discusses the game.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Aggies End Season with Loss

Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Via tamu.scout.com
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri 62, Texas A&M 50

Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Texas A&M (18-15) shot a season-low 24.1 percent (14 of 58) in the first SEC tournament confrontation between these two former Big 12 rivals. Missouri (23-9) led from...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri defeats cold-shooting Texas A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Texas A&M (18-15) shot a season-low 24.1 percent (14 of 58) in the first SEC tournament confrontation between these two former Big 12 rivals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri defeats cold-shooting Texas A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Texas A&M (18-15) shot a season-low 24.1 percent (14 of 58) in the first SEC tournament confrontation between these two former Big 12 rivals...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri defeats cold-shooting Texas A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Texas A&M (18-15) shot a season-low 24.1 percent (14 of 58) in the first SEC tournament confrontation between these two former Big 12 rivals...
Via Fox Sports South
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou destroys Arkansas in Mike Anderson's return to Columbia

The anticipation was almost overwhelming for many Missouri Tigers basketball fans for Tuesday night's match-up against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Former head coach Mike Anderson made his first appearance at Mizzou Arena since abruptly leaving for Arkansas just two years ago and the Tigers did not let Anderson off the hook easily, destroying Arkansas 93-63. Anderson was greeted...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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