Alex Oriakhi was 13-of-14 from the floor at last week's SEC Tournament.
March 18, 2013
Columbia, Mo. - Three Missouri Tigers were honored on the Associated Press All-SEC Team on Monday as junior Phil Pressey was named a Second Team selection and seniors Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi earned Honorable Mention.
The Tigers open NCAA Tournament play as a No. 9 seed vs. No. 8-seeded Colorado State on Thursday night (8:20 p.m. CT) in Lexington, Ky., as Mizzou makes its second trip to Rupp Arena this season.
Pressey leads the SEC in assists and put on a show during his first trip to Lexington this year. The Dallas native scored a career high 27 points and dished 10 assists as the Tigers dropped an overtime heartbreaker to the Wildcats.
Bowers has been outstanding since returning from a mid-season injury and finished the year leading the Tigers in scoring (14.4 ppg). Bowers averaged career highs in points and rebounding (6.2) and earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the league coaches last week.
Oriakhi ranks among the national leaders in field goal percentage (.629) and was near perfect from the floor at last week's SEC Tournament, hitting 13-of-14 shots in games vs. Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Oriakhi recorded his 11th double-double of the year vs. Texas A&M and narrowly missed his 12th with 16 points and nine boards vs. the Rebels. Over his last seven games Oriakhi is averaging 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, while shooting 77 percent from the floor.
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