Ghanaian Center Amida Brimah scored a game-high 16 points to lead University of Connecticut score a close 68-62 win over Southern Methodist University at the XL Center, Connecticut earlier today.
The 7 footer stuffed the statistics sheet by recording eight rebounds and five blocks in 33 minutes. Playing his sixth game since returning from a broken finger injury, Amida played his best game after a series of underwhelming performances where he scored 19 points in five games prior.
“Obviously, I was out for 11 games, it’s been a process for me to get back”. “I just stayed in that process and worked hard. When I first got back, I was trying to get in shape, and I wasn’t really in game-shape yet. It took some time for me to get back in the process. I’m getting better at it.”
Brimah was spotted without a tape wrapped around his healed finger as he went on to score four out of five free throws to lead UCONN to record its’ fifth win in six games.
‘It’s hard for me to catch the ball with the tape on,” Brimah said. ”It definitely made a big difference” he said.
The Huskies return to action on Saturday February 20 as they take on Cincinnati with Southern Methodist taking East Carolina a day after.