Miami vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview

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Miami vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
(3) Miami
(20-3, 9-1 away)
Clemson
(13-11, 10-4 home)
Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami D Scott 14.0 R Johnson 8.7 S Larkin 4.3
Clemson D Booker 12.3 D Booker 7.9 R Hall 3.5

No. 3 Miami (FL) visits Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday to take on Clemson. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Hurricanes are 1-4 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (Jan. 18, 2012) they won 76-73.

Miami (FL) is in first place in the conference, Clemson is in eigth place.

In a 74-68 win over Florida State on Feb. 13, Shane Larkin put up 22 points for the Hurricanes. He leads the team with 4.3 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game. For the Tigers, Devin Booker put up 13 points and 8 rebounds in the 56-53 win over Georgia Tech on Feb. 14. With 12.3 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Miami (FL) has a statistical advantage over Clemson in one significant category, scoring, where the Hurricanes have an edge over the Tigers, 70 points per game to 62 points per game.

Clemson StatSmack

  • Miami has come back to win after being down at half against Clemson three times since 2004.
  • The Miami scoring leader (Kenny Kadji, 298 points) has more points than the Clemson scoring leader (Devin Booker, 283 points).
  • Since 1998, Miami has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Clemson (three vs. two).
  • Miami has a better conference record than Clemson this season (10-0 vs. 4-7).
  • Even computers respect Miami more. Miami has a better RPI this season than Clemson (RPI: No. 2 vs. No. 143).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Miami is superior to Clemson (Latest AP Poll: No. 3 vs. Not Ranked).
  • Julian Gamble is ranked 4th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Shane Larkin is ranked 9th in the ACC in three-pointers, 5th in the ACC in assists, and 47th nationally in steals.
  • Miami is better under pressure, and has defeated Clemson in five out of the last seven games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Miami has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (63.5 percent to 61.8 percent).
  • Miami has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Clemson (No. 84 vs. No. 97).
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 34 14 4 3 2 0 2
A Shane Larkin 36 13 4 4 2 0 2
B+ Kenny Kadji 29 13 6 1 0 1 2
B+ Reggie Johnson 25 10 9 1 0 2 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 9 3 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- 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
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devin Booker 32 12 8 1 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 28 11 5 1 1 2 2
C+ Milton Jennings 29 10 6 2 1 1 2
C Rod Hall 29 6 2 3 1 0 2
C Adonis Filer 20 7 3 2 1 0 1
C- Jordan Roper 20 7 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Harrison 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Josh Smith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Carson Fields 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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