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CLIFF OMORUYI 2022-23 GAME LOG
11/7 vs Columbia:
Omoruyi and Rutgers began their season with a 75-35 blowout victory over Columbia. In just 23 minutes of action, Cliff recorded 10 points & 9 rebounds while showing off on the defensive end with 2 huge blocks.
11/10 vs Sacred Heart:
In a convincing 88-50 victory, Omoruyi made his presence felt throughout the game. The big man recorded 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Cliff led the way on defense with 3 blocks and 2 steals.
11/12 vs UMass Lowell:
Big Cliff recorded his first double-double of the season, finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds in the 73-65 win. His best offensive performance of the year so far did not slow him down on defense as he recorded 3 more blocks.
11/18 vs Temple:
In a close 72-66 loss, Cliff put on another show on offense. This big man led the team with 21 points & 11 rebounds on 9/17 shooting, his second double-double of the year.
11/22 vs Rider:
Omoruyi used his third straight double-double and another huge defensive performance to lead Rutgers to a convincing 76-46 win. The big man finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and a season-high 4 blocks.
11/26 vs Central Connecticut St.:
Omoruyi was one of four Rutgers starters to score in double figures, recording 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals in the 83-49 victory.
11/30 at Miami:
In a hard fought 68-61 loss, Omoruyi led the way with 16 points & 9 rebounds while shooting an efficient 7/10 from the field.
12/3 vs #10 Indiana:
In a huge 63-48 upset over #10 Indiana, early foul trouble limited Omoruyi to just 19 minutes of action. The big man was still able to contribute 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals.
12/8 @ #25 Ohio State:
In a heartbreaking 67-66 loss at the buzzer, Omoruyi kept his team in the game and led the way with 16 points & 8 rebounds on 7/10 shooting. His 2 blocks were both key plays down the stretch and kept Rutgers within reach.
12/11 vs Seton Hall:
In a classic defensive battle, Rutgers was defeated 45-43. Omoruyi recorded 5 points & 9 rebounds. Only one player from either team scored 10+ points.
12/17 vs Wake Forest:
Omoruyi and his team bounced back from a tough week with a huge 81-57 victory. Cliff led the way with 14 points & 9 rebounds on an efficient 6/9 shooting while anchoring the defense yet again.
12/23 vs Bucknell:
In an 85-50 blowout, Omoruyi put together his best all-around performance of the season. The big man dominated the paint on both ends, finishing with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and a season-high 6 blocks.
12/30 vs Coppin St.:
Omoruyi and his team finished their 2022 with another strong performance, winning 90-57. Cliff led the team with 20 points & 13 rebounds in just 24 minutes of action.
1/2 @ #1 Purdue:
Omoruyi led his team to a stunning 65-64 upset on the road against the top ranked team in the nation. Big Cliff finished with 12 points & 6 rebounds while anchoring the defense for the majority of the game.
1/5 vs Maryland:
In a convincing 64-50 victory, defense was the story for Big Cliff. On top of his 13 rebounds, Cliff recorded 3 monster blocks, 2 assists, and a steal.
1/8 vs Iowa:
In a rare loss at home, Omoruyi once again led the way on the defensive side of the ball. The big man recorded 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
1/11 @ Northwestern:
In a close 65-62 victory on the road, Omoruyi made his presence felt on the glass, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. 2 huge blocks created momentum for Rutgers & his 3 assists were second most on the team.
1/15 vs Ohio State:
Omoruyi had a huge performance in a thrilling 68-64 victory in OT. He recorded another double-double, finishing with 14 points & 11 rebounds while shooting 6/8 from the free throw line. Cliff recorded a season-high 6 blocks in the win. The victory led to Rutgers being ranked #23 in the AP Poll, their first time in the rankings in almost two years.
1/19 @ Michigan state:
In a tough loss on the road, Omoruyi recorded his second consecutive double-double, finishing with 12 points & 12 rebounds.
1/24 vs Penn State:
In a dominating 65-45 victory, Cliff recorded another double-double, finishing with 16 points & 10 rebounds while shooting 6/7 from the field. In 31 minutes of play the big man also recorded 3 huge blocks.
1/29 @ Iowa:
Cliff blocked 3 more shots in a difficult road loss. Additionally, he recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 6/9.
2/1 vs Minnesota:
With “Big Cliff” anchoring the defense, Rutgers dominated Minnesota 90-55. This marked their largest Big Ten win in program history. In just 19 minutes of play, Cliff recorded 13 points and 7 rebounds on 6/8 shooting. He also recorded a block and an a steal.
2/4 vs Michigan State:
In a 61-55 victory at Madison Square Garden, Cliff recorded an impressive double-double, finishing with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
2/7 @ #18 Indiana:
In a hard-fought road loss, Cliff led his team with 15 points while shooting 50% from the field.
2/11 @ Illinois:
Despite foul trouble throughout the game, Cliff recorded his seventh double-double of the season, finishing with 14 points & 10 rebounds. He also registered 2 blocks and now has the 10th most blocks in Scarlet Knights history.
2/14 vs Nebraska
- In 34 minutes of action, Cliff secured another double-double. Finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 huge blocks.
- 2/18 @ Wisconsin
- In a thrilling road victory, Wisconsin was held to just 57 points as Cliff anchored the defense with 2 blocks. He also grabbled 8 rebounds and scored 12 points.
- 2/23 vs Michigan
- In a hard-fought battle, Cliff secured another physical double-double, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
- 2/26 @ Penn State
- In yet another thrilling road win, Omoruyi anchored the defense again while grabbing 13 rebounds and scoring 9.
- 3/2 @ Minnesota
- Omoruyi scored a career-high 23 points on 9-15 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking 4 shots.
- 3/5 vs Northwestern
- In the final home game of the regular season, Cliff finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
- Big Ten Tournament 2nd Round vs Michigan
- In a huge victory for Rutgers Cliff anchored a historic 2nd half for the Rutgers defense. 3 blocks and 8 rebounds from Big Cliff helped lead Rutgers to a strong 62-50 victory as the team held Michigan to just 22 2nd half points.
- Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal vs Purdue In a close loss to the #1 seed, Omoruyi battled with fellow Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award finalist Zach Edey, scoring 10 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and blocking 3 shots.