Maryland vs. Miami: Full Game Preview

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Maryland vs. Miami: Full Game Preview
Maryland
(13-2, 1-1 away)
Miami
(11-3, 6-2 home)
Venue: BankUnited Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Maryland A Len 13.8 A Len 8.3 P Howard 5.2
Miami D Scott 13.7 R Johnson 10.1 S Larkin 3.8

In their last game, Kenny Kadji put up 18 points and 9 rebounds in the Hurricanes 68-59 win over North Carolina on January 10th. He contributes 7.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.5 points per game. The Terrapins were defeated by Florida State 65-62 on January 9th despite 15 points and 10 rebounds from Alex Len. He leads the team in points with 13.8 per game, rebounds with 8.3 per game, and blocks with 2.2 per game. One category in which Maryland is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 41.8, ranking 1st in their conference (and 9th nationally).

Maryland StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Miami has a stronger schedule than Maryland this season (SOS Rank: #11 vs #311).
  • The Miami steals leader (Shane Larkin) has more steals than the Maryland steals leader (Dezmine Wells).
  • Miami is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Miami is 226 lbs compared to 218 lbs for Maryland.
  • At least you keep showing up. Miami has an average margin of victory of 7 over Maryland in 8 wins since 2004.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Miami currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 970) than Maryland, per the NCAA.
  • Kenny Kadji is ranked 7th in the ACC in blocks.
  • The Miami basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Maryland (73% vs 31%).
  • Shane Larkin is ranked 10th in the ACC in assists and 2nd in the ACC in steals.
  • Miami players are more experienced than Maryland players (14,789 minutes played vs 9,854 minutes played).
  • Miami is better under pressure, and has defeated Maryland in 5 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Reggie Johnson is ranked 9th in the ACC in blocks.
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Alex Len 25 14 8 1 0 2 1
B Dezmine Wells 25 12 5 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 23 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Seth Allen 22 8 2 3 1 0 2
C James Padgett 18 6 4 1 1 0 1
C C. Mitchell 17 6 6 0 0 1 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 24 4 3 5 1 0 2
C S. Cleare 14 5 3 0 0 0 0
C- Jake Layman 16 4 3 1 0 1 1
C- Logan Aronhalt 12 6 2 1 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Susskind 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 35 13 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 4 4 2 0 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 9 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Julian Gamble 20 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Rion Brown 24 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Tonye Jekiri 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
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