North Texas claims 63-62 victory in tournament opener
Rookie leads league in rebounding
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Rice Basketball, 2013-14
Rice vs. North Texas
Senior Day | March 6, 2014
Feb. 8, 2014 | Tudor Fieldhouse
Men's Basketball vs. North Texas | Feb. 6, 2014
Conference USA All-Freshman Team Selection ... 2014 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member ... led C-USA in rebounding and ranked fourth in field goal percentage (59.1) ... ranked 30th nationally and second among freshmen in rebounding ... listed as one of the top 25 freshmen in the nation by ESPN.com on Jan. 26 ... named Conference USA Freshman of the Week on Nov. 25 for averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds ... played in all 30 games with 29 starts (the exception being Senior Day) ... led Rice in points scored, with 342 ... set Rice's freshman class record with 279 rebounds on the season ... finished fourth in C-USA in field goal percentage, at 59.1 percent, which tied the program's rookie record ... 11 double-doubles tied for ninth in Rice's single-season record book ... two 20-point/10-rebound games rank 10th in Rice career history ... led the Owls in rebounding in 26 games and in scoring 13 times.
Narrowly missed his 12th double-double of the season with 12 points and nine rebounds against North Texas in the C-USA Championship ... notched 10th and 11 double-doubles of the season at ODU (11 points, 10 rebounds) and ECU (14 points, 12 rebounds) ... shot 7-of-8 against the Pirates ... ninth double-double came in the win over North Texas with 18 points (8-10 FG) and 13 boards ... hauled in 13 rebounds at UTEP to accompany five points on 2-of-3 shooting with two blocks ... racked up 19 points and 10 boards at UTSA ... posted a strong 22 points on 11-of-13 shooting with 17 rebounds against Marshall ... added two blocks ... led Rice with 12 points and 12 boards at Tulane to record his sixth double-double of the season ... posted his fifth double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Florida Atlantic ... scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting against FIU and added a team-high eight rebounds ... racked up his fourth double-double of the season at Texas with 10 points and 12 rebounds ... put together an absolutely stellar outing against South Alabama with season highs in points (25) and rebounds (19) ... shot 9-of-16 from the field and 7-of-11 from the foul line in the win ... connected on 8-of-9 field goals and added nine rebounds in Rice's win at Santa Clara ... tallied his first double-double of the season with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 11 rebounds in the win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... added an assist and a steal in 32 minutes on the floor ... pulled in nine rebounds at Texas A&M ... shot 4-of-5 from the field for eight points ... started in his Rice debut against St. Thomas and led the team with eight rebounds ... shot 3-of-4 from the field and 2-of-3 at the foul line for eight points.
Greens Farms Academy
Wrapped up his senior season with a 26-2 record after winning the NEPSAC Class C Tournament with a 55-50 win against Pingree ... Averaged 17.0 points and 12.0 rebounds to lead the squad ... won the program's first FAA championship behind Obi's 24-point, 12-rebound performance ... added 3.1 assists and 2.7 blocked shots per game ... tallied 1,299 points and 1,090 rebounds in under three full seasons in his high school career ... recorded 56 double-doubles ... as a junior, averaged 18.2 points and 20.0 rebounds per game with double-doubles in all 23 games on the season, in which the team posted an 18-5 mark ... ranked as the No. 2 player in his class in Connecticut by ESPN.com ... played for the AAU Connecticut Basketball Club alongside current Detroit Piston Andre Drummond ... fed homeless families in New York through the Midnight Run volunteer organization ... earned Head of School honors two times.
Full name is Sean Obi ... guardians are Bobbi and Steve Eggers of Greenwich, Conn. ... has two brothers (including teammate Hunter Eggers) and two sisters ... born on Jan. 16, 1995 in Kaduna, Nigeria ... Rice major: Undeclared (Social Sciences Division) ... Rice College: Jones.
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