Well, just when you pump up a matchup between two players, those guys fall to the background.
With 11:25 left in the first half, UConn has taken its first lead, 13-11 over the Spartans.
The guy dominating early has been forward Alex Oriakhi, who is 3-of-5 from the field, with 6 points and 4 rebounds (3 offensive). Neither Kalin Lucas (0-of-3 from the field) or Kemba Walker (1-of-2) has gotten going yet.
Expect them each to take over at some point.