North Carolina vs. Miami: Full Game Preview

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North Carolina vs. Miami: Full Game Preview
North Carolina
(16-6, 4-4 away)
(8) Miami
(18-3, 10-2 home)
Venue: BankUnited Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 15.3 J Michael McAdoo 8.4 M Paige 4.5
Miami D Scott 13.8 R Johnson 9.1 S Larkin 4.1

On Saturday, North Carolina heads to BankUnited Center to take on No. 8 Miami (FL). Tipoff occurs at 2 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Tar Heels fell to the Hurricanes 68-59 on Jan. 10 and are 7-1 against them over the last four years.

North Carolina is in third place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on first place Miami (FL).

In an 87-62 beatdown of Wake Forest on Feb. 5, Reggie Bullock put up 23 points for the Tar Heels. In addition to his 14 points per game, he is also chipping in 5.6 rebounds per game. For the Hurricanes, Rion Brown finished with 22 points in the 72-50 blowout of Boston College on Feb. 5. He is averaging 6.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Miami (FL) is strong in turnover percentage at 16.5 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 16th in the nation.

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • The North Carolina scoring leader (James Michael McAdoo, 336 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Kenny Kadji, 281 points).
  • North Carolina has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32% vs 44%).
  • North Carolina has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($17,000 vs $50,148).
  • The North Carolina assist leader (Marcus Paige, 94 assists) has more assists than the Miami assist leader (Shane Larkin, 86 assists).
  • The North Carolina rebounding leader (James Michael McAdoo, 185 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Miami rebounding leader (Kenny Kadji, 143 rebounds).
  • We win when it counts, too. North Carolina has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Miami (27 vs 1).
  • North Carolina has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($35,614 vs $50,148).
  • We just win. North Carolina has more wins over the last 5 years than Miami (167 vs 121).
  • The only thing that matters. North Carolina has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Miami (2 vs 0).
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ J. McAdoo 30 15 8 1 2 0 3
B Reggie Bullock 29 14 6 3 1 0 1
B- P.J. Hairston 19 12 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Marcus Paige 28 7 3 4 1 0 3
C+ D. Strickland 26 8 3 4 1 0 1
C Brice Johnson 13 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- J.P. Tokoto 11 4 2 1 1 0 1
C- Joel James 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jackson Simmons 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Desmond Hubert 12 1 2 0 0 1 0
D James Manor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Frank Tanner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 35 14 4 3 2 0 2
A- Shane Larkin 36 13 4 4 2 0 2
B+ Kenny Kadji 30 13 7 1 0 1 2
B+ Reggie Johnson 25 10 9 1 0 2 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 9 4 2 1 0 1
B- Julian Gamble 21 7 5 0 1 2 1
C+ Rion Brown 23 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Justin Heller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
C- Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Tonye Jekiri 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
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