After slow start in Big 12 play, Odiase's learning curve over
Freshman forward Norense Odiase started his Texas Tech career with a double-double against Loyola Maryland.
He became the first freshman in school history to start in a season opener and record a double-double.
That performance, followed up by double-digit scoring efforts against LSU and Missouri State, secured the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award for Odiase.
Despite the hot start, Odiase seemed to hit a wall in conference play.
Over the first 11 league games, he averaged 3.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.