TheRoundUp 12/28: Undefeated no more

PITTSBURGH PA - DECEMBER 27: Alex Oriakhi #34 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts to taking a foul against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Petersen Events Center on December 27 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh defeated Connecticut 78-64. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five things we learned from Uconn vs. Pitt - NCAA Basketball - SI.com
Oriakhi was a nonfactor on Monday though. He recorded just one rebound that didn't come until the 4:11 mark in the second half. He and frontcourt teammates Charles Okwandu and Enosch Wolf were pushed around by Pitt's bigs all night.

Oriakhi staying mentally tough | SNY.tv: News
"I'm not sure if Alex is better sitting or playing," Calhoun said. "I love Alex to death. With a body like that and the games that he's had this year ... but he left a lot of that back in Maui, it appears to me. He's not playing well.

UConn aims to be football school, too " Sports " The Norman Transcript
Connecticut hopes what it has done this season will help drive football to the forefront. Reaching a major bowl game was a big deal. "It’s huge. After we beat South Florida and we found out we were going to the Fiesta Bowl, it was crazy," said defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who is from Nashua, N.H., but has deep family ties in Oklahoma. "It’s tough to explain, but it was like everything was coming true in a sense."

UConn Football - The Good And The Bad - Crimson And Cream Machine
However, its no secret that this UConn team isn't on par with the Boise State or West Virginia teams Oklahoma played in their Fiesta Failures but they are the Big East champs and OU's opponent and thus making them a threat.

The Associated Press: UConn No. 1 for 51st straight week in AP poll
UConn is the top team in The Associated Press poll for the 51st consecutive week, receiving all 39 first-place votes Monday. It is the 152nd time the UConn women have led the rankings.

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