Akeem blocks 16 shots in a game

On December 3, 1983, Akeem Olajuwon blocked 16 shots against Biscayne at Hofheinz, setting a school record. Olajuwon had a triple-double that day: 10 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 blocks in the 69-51 win.

The 16 blocks would tie the current NCAA record (set in 2007), but blocked shots were not officially kept until 1985-86. Akeem’s 207 blocks in the 83-84 season would also tie David Robinson’s NCAA record.

Benny Anders scored 19 points, and Michael Young had 18. Anders and Young each had seven rebounds.

UH held Biscayne to 19/67 (28.4%) shooting that day, but Coach Guy V. Lewis was not pleased with the defense shown by the first team. He subbed all five guys but noted he planned to do it before the game.

Akeem blocks Biscayne guard // Corpus Christi Caller-Times
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