How do you view Alex Oriakhi?

Alex Oriakhi (AP)

Once a hero for the 2011 national champions, Alex Oriakhi won’t win any popularity contests in Connecticut these days.

I caught up with Oriakhi Tuesday, and he discussed his comfort level at Missouri, his career at UConn and, of course, the upcoming NCAA tournament. Oriakhi and the ninth-seeded Tigers open with eight-seed Colorado State on Thursday. With a win, they could face Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed.

“It’s a blessing to play in the tournament because a lot of people are at home watching on spring break right now,” Oriakhi said.

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