Huskies win first conference tournament title since 2011
Amida Brimah led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds in win over the Mustangs.
Temple 55, MBB 53
Five players recorded double figures in win over the Buckeyes.
Daniel Hamilton has 14 points and 13 rebounds in win over the Pioneers.
UConn vs Memphis AAC Championship Game (photo by Stephen Slade)
The Huskies defeat Temple, on March 12, 2016.
UConn vs Temple AAC Semifinals (photo by Stephen Slade)
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Cincinnati in the AAC Quarterfinals.
The Huskies fall to Houston, on February 28, 2016.
While at UConn: Has appeared in 100 games at UConn, starting 69, scoring 644 points (6.4 ppg) grabbing 390 rebounds (3.9 rpg), blocking 280 shots (2.8 bpg) and shooting a UConn record .662 overall.... Set the UConn single-season field goal percentage record as a sophomore, shooting .674 overall... Has served as team co-captain in 2014-15 and 2015-16... Ranks third on UConn’s all-time blocked shot list... Named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-15... Was an All-Conference Honorable Mention pick in 2014-15... Led Connecticut with 92 blocks as a freshman, and ranked third among Division I players in blocks per game (3.4) as a sophomore...
Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team as a freshman... Became the 11th UConn player ever to score 40 points in a game in 2014-15 season against Coppin State (12/14), and his 13-13 effort from the floor against the Eagles marked the best shooting percentage for any Connecticut player ever in a game.
As a Junior in 2015-16: Missed 11 games while recovering from surgery to repair a broken middle finger on his right hand, and injury suffered in practice on Dec. 21 ... Tallied 18 points and rejected nine shots in UConn’ season opening win over Maine (Nov. 13)... Named to AAC Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 16... Scored 10 points and pulled down five boards in just 16 minutes of action against Syracuse (Nov. 26)... Tallied 10 blocks and 18 rebounds in UConn’s 3-0 run at The American Championship (March 11-13)...
Pulled down seven rebounds and blocked five shots in UConn’s 74-67 win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament First Round (March 17).
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Started all 34 of UConn’s games, tallying double-figures in 15 contests after reaching double-digits in just four games last season... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (9.1) and third in rebounds (4.4)... Was an All-Conference Honorable Mention after leading all conference players with 4.0 blocks a game in league play... His 13-13 shooting performance against the Eagles was the best shooting percentage for any Husky player in a game in program history, and he also grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to record his first-ever double-double... Tallied a career-high eight blocks against Tulane (2/7)... His 67.4 field goal percentage was the best mark on the team... Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week following his performance against Coppin State.
As a Freshman in 2013-14: Appeared in all 40 games for UConn, starting 17, averaging 4.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and a team-leading 2.3 blocks (44th in the country)... Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team... Averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament...Led the Huskies with two blocks in UConn’s Final Four game against Florida (4/5)..
Before UConn: Attended Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, playing under coach Juan Hernandez... Averaged 15.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 7.2 blocks per game last season, leading Archbishop Carroll to a 26-5 record and the Class 4A regional semfinals.
Personal Information: Amida Abiola Brimah... Born February 11, 1994... Son of Barikisu and Rashat Peregrino Brimah... Has three sisters, ... Originally from Accra, Ghana, but currently resides in Miami, Fla... In addition to English, speaks French and African languages Twi, Ga, Hausa, and Yaroba.