Thursday, February 9, 2012

Big Night And Historical Numbers for Anosike

The string of consecutive double-doubles ended at 17 for Siena's junior forward O.D. Anosiki, but the 6-foot-8 post player continues to put up some impressive numbers, including a 22-rebound effort in a game Sunday at Fairfield.

That total was the third-highest single-game rebounding effort in Siena's Division I history, behind only a 26-rebound game by Nelson Richardson in the 1976-77 season and a 23-carom mark (in a triple overtime contest) during the 1977-78 season.

It is also the second-highest one-game rebounding total this season by any Division I player, trailing only a 24-rebound effort by Cameron Moore of UAB earlier this season.

The research comes from Siena's standout sports information director Jason Rich, and also included this tidbit:

Anosike's 12-point, 22-rebound, 3-steal, 2-assist, 2-block performance against Fairfield marks only the second time since 1996 -- a span of over 80,000 games -- that any Division I player had at least those numbers in those five categories.

The only other player to reach those thresholds was Brad Nuckles of Eastern Tennessee State University who had 15 points, 22 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and two assists on Jan. 7, 2006 in a game against Campbell.

Anosike continues to lead the nation in rebounding at 13.3 per game and holds a substantial edge over runner-up Thomas Robinson of Kansas, who is at 12.0 per contest.

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