Highly rated Ghanaian shot blocker Amida Brimah starred in his teams’ winning effort in his side’s postseason win yesterday by pacing the game with five blocks.
University of Connecticut made a great start to this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Basketball Championship by beating Colorado University 74-67 in the first round of the tournament last night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The comeback victory for the ninth ranked Huskies was quite impressive; UCONN fell behind early in the game and faced a nine point deficit (27-36) entering the second half. However, a Sterling Gibbs three-pointer in the half gave UCONN a 47-46 win spark a scoring spree.
The 7 foot Center Brimah, added four points and seven rebounds with a game high four rebounds coming in on the offensive end. His swatting and rebounding antics complemented Gibbs (12 point), Daniel Hamilton (17 point) and Rodney Purvis (19 point) showing. Colorado’s Josh Scott top scored with 23 points but saw his team crumble in the latter stage of the game to exit the competition at the first hurdle.
Wichita State University shocked sixth ranked Arizona University on the same night by beating the top seeded Arizona 65-55. UCONN will play top seeded Kansas University on Saturday March 19. Kansas beat Austin Peay University 105-79.