We knew Mamadi Diakite played a good game against Miami. He dominated the last five minutes of the game with blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and 9 points. Mamadi took it farther: He was the HOOS Place Glue Hoo of the Game with a 22 Glue Index. His 22 GI ties for the second highest of the season with his own performance at Notre Dame two games before, and is his third 20+ GI of the season. He is the only Cavalier to have three such games in one season.
Mamadi scored 6 Tips and set 5 Screens that led directly to Virginia scores, but impressively high numbers for a single game. The 6 Tips is the highest single-game tally in the HOOS Place database.
Congratulations to Mamadi, who also was awarded the coveted Seattle Hoo Motor Forker of the Game thanks to plays like these:
Mamadi finished the game with 11 points on 4-7 shooting, 6 rebounds (5 offensive), 3 blocks, the 22 GI, 6 Tips, 5 Screens and 3 Mans. He was Mamadi Forking Diakite.