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

However, a strength for the Hurricanes is blocked shots, where they outperform the Tar Heels, 4 per game to 3 per game. North Carolina will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 37.9 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 40th in the country.

North Carolina StatSmack

  • Kenny Kadji is ranked 7th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Shane Larkin is ranked 10th in the ACC in assists and 2nd in the ACC in steals.
  • Miami is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Miami is 226 lbs compared to 206 lbs for North Carolina.
  • Even computers respect Miami more. We have a better RPI this season than North Carolina (RPI: #16 vs #22).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Miami currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 963) than North Carolina, per the NCAA.
  • Miami is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Miami is 79.2 inches compared to 78.2 inches for North Carolina.
  • The Miami steals leader (Shane Larkin) has more steals than the North Carolina steals leader (Dexter Strickland).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Miami has a stronger schedule than North Carolina this season (SOS Rank: #11 vs #44).
  • The Miami blocks leader (Kenny Kadji) has more blocks than the North Carolina blocks leader (Desmond Hubert).
  • Miami has a better scoring defense (60.2 allowed per game vs 69.9 allowed per game) than North Carolina this season.
  • Miami players are more experienced than North Carolina players (14,789 minutes played vs 9,234 minutes played).
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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