Miami vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview

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Miami vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview
Miami
(10-3, 4-1 away)
North Carolina
(10-4, 8-1 home)
Venue: Dean E. Smith Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami D Scott 14.4 R Johnson 10.1 S Larkin 3.6
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 14.5 J Michael McAdoo 8.1 M Paige 4.2

On the other side, the Hurricanes outperform the Tar Heels in blocked shots, 4 per game to 3 per game. Miami (FL) ranks 2nd in their conference in turnover percentage at 17.3, which also places them 29th in the country.

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 North Carolina has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Miami (37 vs 3).
  • North Carolina has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Miami (#7 vs #58).
  • North Carolina has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Miami ($14,262 vs $24,396).
  • The North Carolina assist leader (Dexter Strickland) has more assists than the Miami assist leader (Shane Larkin).
  • You get an A for effort, but North Carolina has emerged victorious against Miami the last 10 times they've played.
  • North Carolina takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Miami (8 vs 1).
  • AP voters think more highly of North Carolina and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Miami (159 vs 27).
  • It must sting. North Carolina has blown out Miami by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2000.
  • North Carolina has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Miami (3 vs 0).
  • North Carolina is better under pressure, and has defeated Miami in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 36 14 5 3 2 0 2
A- Reggie Johnson 28 13 10 1 0 2 2
B+ Kenny Kadji 31 12 7 1 0 2 2
B+ Shane Larkin 36 12 3 4 2 0 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 9 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Julian Gamble 19 7 4 0 0 1 1
C Rion Brown 25 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tonye Jekiri 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Reggie Bullock 28 14 6 3 1 0 1
B J. McAdoo 29 14 8 1 1 0 3
C+ D. Strickland 27 8 2 4 2 0 1
C+ Marcus Paige 26 7 2 4 1 0 3
C+ Brice Johnson 14 9 5 0 1 1 1
C P.J. Hairston 20 12 4 2 1 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- J.P. Tokoto 11 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Joel James 13 3 4 0 0 1 1
D Desmond Hubert 11 1 2 0 0 1 1
D Jackson Simmons 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
D James Manor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Frank Tanner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
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