Miami vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview

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Miami vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview
(3) Miami
(19-3, 8-1 away)
Florida State
(13-10, 8-6 home)
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami D Scott 14.0 R Johnson 8.8 S Larkin 4.3
Florida State M Snaer 13.9 T Shannon 6.3 M Snaer 2.5

No. 3 Miami (FL) visits Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday to take on Florida State. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 71-47 on Jan. 27 and are 3-7 against them over the past four years.

Miami (FL) is in first place in the conference, Florida State is in sixth place.

In an 87-61 beatdown of North Carolina on Feb. 9, Shane Larkin put up 18 points and 9 assists for the Hurricanes. With 4.3 assists per game and 2.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Seminoles, Okaro White finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds in the 71-46 loss to Wake Forest on Feb. 9. He is averaging 12 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.2 blocks per game.

Florida State StatSmack

  • Miami has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (44 percent vs. 61 percent).
  • Miami has a better conference record than Florida State this season (10-0 vs. 5-5).
  • Even computers respect Miami more. Miami has a better RPI this season than Florida State (RPI: No. 2 vs. No. 65).
  • Miami attacks the glass, with more rebounds (36.8 per game vs. 31.6 per game) than Florida State this season.
  • Miami has a better scoring defense (59.0 allowed per game vs. 67.2 allowed per game) than Florida State this season.
  • Miami has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Florida State this season (six vs. one).
  • Miami is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Miami is 226 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Florida State.
  • Coral Gables isn't as congested as Tallahassee (population is significantly lower).
  • 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 does a better job contesting shots (37.8 percent allowed vs. 42.5 percent allowed) than Florida State this season.
  • Kenny Kadji is ranked 7th in the ACC in blocks.
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
A- Kenny Kadji 30 14 7 1 0 1 2
B+ Reggie Johnson 25 10 9 1 0 2 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 30 9 3 2 1 0 1
B- Julian Gamble 20 7 5 0 1 2 1
C+ Rion Brown 23 7 2 1 0 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
C- Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Tonye Jekiri 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Michael Snaer 31 14 5 3 1 0 3
B- Okaro White 27 12 6 1 1 1 1
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 3
C Aaron Thomas 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Ian Miller 20 6 2 2 1 0 2
C- T. Whisnant II 20 6 1 1 1 0 0
C- Devon Bookert 18 5 1 2 0 0 1
C- Kiel Turpin 14 5 3 0 1 1 1
D+ Montay Brandon 21 4 2 2 0 0 2
D+ B. Bojanovsky 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D R. Gilchrist 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
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