Player of the Weekend – Alex Oriakhi, Missouri
Oriakhi scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Missouri’s win over Ole Miss. He now has eight double-doubles this season after getting only two last season for Connecticut. Oriakhi is the first Missouri player with at least 22 points and 18 rebounds in a game since Leo Lyons, who had 27 points and 18 rebounds against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in February 2008. Oriakhi had 10 offensive rebounds, one shy of the most by any D-I player this season.
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Gary Talton, Illinois-Chicago
Talton had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a triple-overtime win at Youngstown State on Sunday. Talton is only the second D-I player to reach those numbers in a game this season. Marshall's DeAndre Kane had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Hofstra on November 18. The last Horizon League player with at least 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds was Cleveland State’s Norris Cole, who had 41 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists against Youngstown State in February 2011.
Clutch Performer of the Weekend – Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Grant scored 12 points in the final minute of regulation against Louisville on Saturday, shooting 4-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 on 3-point attempts to help the Irish send the game into overtime. For the rest of the game -– the first 39 minutes and in overtime until he fouled out –- Grant shot 0-for-7, including 0-for-4 from behind the arc.
Bench Player of the Weekend – Garrick Sherman, Notre Dame
Sherman didn’t check into the game for the first time until overtime. By the time the five-overtime marathon finished and the Irish finally defeated Louisville, Sherman contributed 17 points and six rebounds. The 17 points were the third-highest total of his career, and certainly the most he’s ever contributed without playing a single second in regulation.
Scorer of the Weekend – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
One game after scoring 53 points, Wolters continued his scoring tear by netting 36 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to the Oakland Grizzlies. Wolters scored or assisted on 19 of South Dakota State’s 28 field goals. He’s the first D-I player this season with at least 36 points, seven assists and six rebounds in a game. He’s the first player to post those numbers while shooting 60 percent from the field since South Florida's Dominique Jones in January 2010.