PITTSBURGH — During Thursday night’s matchup against Colgate, Pitt guard Femi Odukale, who missed the team’s last game against Virginia, just checked in for the first time.
Odukale, who missed just one game with an ankle injury, is averaging the second-most points on the team this season, at 12.1 per game. The 6-foot-5 guard is also dishing out an average of 3.7 assists per game and hauling in four rebounds per contest.
For a team lacking guard depth, Odukale’s return is very significant for the Panthers, who could not afford to have him out for much longer. Behind him, guards Jamarius Burton and Onye Ezeakudo have been running the guard position, and both started the game tonight.
With Odukale out against Virginia, Burton scored 11 points in 39 minutes in the loss. Ezeakudo also contributed with a career-high eight points as well as a season-high 29 minutes in the loss in Charlottesville.