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

On Sunday, Clemson plays host to No. 3 Miami (FL) at Littlejohn Coliseum. It gets started at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Tigers are 4-1 against the Hurricanes over the last four years. They lost 76-73 the last time they played (Jan. 18, 2012).

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

In a 56-53 triumph over Georgia Tech on Feb. 14, K.J. McDaniels put up 14 points for the Tigers. He contributes a team-high 2.1 blocks per game and 1.2 steals per game. For the Hurricanes, Shane Larkin finished with 22 points in the 74-68 win over Florida State on Feb. 13. With 4.3 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Reviewing current performance metrics, Miami (FL) has an edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Hurricanes have the upper hand over the Tigers, 70 points per game to 62 points per game. Miami (FL) ranks second in their conference in turnover percentage at 17.0 percent, which also places them 22nd in the country.

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • Clemson has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (60.0 percent to 57.9 percent).
  • Clemson has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($20,320 vs. $50,148).
  • AP voters think more highly of Clemson and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Miami (53 vs. 31).
  • The Clemson blocks leader (K.J. McDaniels, 51 blocks) has more blocks than the Miami blocks leader (Julian Gamble, 43 blocks).
  • Clemson has an average margin of victory of 10 over Miami in eight wins since 1994.
  • Diaper Dandies love Clemson. Clemson has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Miami (5 vs. 2).
  • Clemson has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($35,832 vs. $50,148).
  • Clemson has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Miami ($18,463 vs. $24,396).
  • The Clemson rebounding leader (Devin Booker, 189 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Miami rebounding leader (Kenny Kadji, 151 rebounds).
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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