Florida State vs. Miami: Full Game Preview

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Florida State vs. Miami: Full Game Preview
Florida State
(11-7, 4-2 away)
(25) Miami
(14-3, 8-2 home)
Venue: BankUnited Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida State M Snaer 14.5 T Shannon 6.3 M Snaer 2.6
Miami D Scott 14.6 R Johnson 9.5 S Larkin 3.9

No. 25 Miami (FL) plays host to Florida State at BankUnited Center on Sunday. The game tips off at 6:00 EST and you can see it on ESPNU. The Hurricanes are 2-7 against the Seminoles over the last four years. They fell 82-71 on 3/9/2012, the last time they met.

Miami (FL) is in 1st place in the conference, Florida State is in 4th place. Miami (FL) will be looking to extend its six-game win streak.

In their last match-up on January 23rd, Durand Scott put up 25 points and 6 rebounds as the Hurricanes ran it up on Duke 90-63. At 14.6, he paces the team in points per game. For the Seminoles, Kiel Turpin finished with 16 points in the 60-57 win over Clemson on January 24th. He contributes 2.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.3 points per game.

Florida State StatSmack

  • Miami has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Florida State according to Kiplinger (66.5% vs 47%).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Miami currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 946) than Florida State, per the NCAA.
  • Miami players are more experienced than Florida State players (14,789 minutes played vs 8,223 minutes played).
  • The Miami rebounding leader (Kenny Kadji) has more rebounds than the Florida State rebounding leader (Terrance Shannon).
  • Miami is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Miami is 79.2 inches compared to 77.2 inches for Florida State.
  • We make our fans proud. Miami has a better record at home than Florida State this season (5-0 vs 4-4).
  • Miami is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Miami is 226 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Florida State.
  • The Miami blocks leader (Kenny Kadji) has more blocks than the Florida State blocks leader (Okaro White).
  • Coral Gables isn't as congested as Tallahassee (population is significantly lower).
  • The Miami steals leader (Shane Larkin) has more steals than the Florida State steals leader (Terrance Shannon).
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Okaro White 27 13 6 1 1 1 2
B- Michael Snaer 32 15 5 3 1 0 3
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 3
C Aaron Thomas 17 7 3 1 1 0 1
C- T. Whisnant II 21 7 1 1 1 0 0
C- Devon Bookert 18 5 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Ian Miller 20 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Montay Brandon 21 5 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Kiel Turpin 13 4 2 1 0 1 1
D B. Bojanovsky 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Gilchrist 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 35 14 5 3 2 0 2
A- Reggie Johnson 27 11 10 1 0 2 2
A- Shane Larkin 36 12 4 4 2 0 2
A- Kenny Kadji 31 13 7 1 0 2 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 10 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Julian Gamble 20 7 5 0 1 2 1
C Rion Brown 24 6 2 1 1 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
C Steve Sorenson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Tonye Jekiri 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
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