Miami vs. Wake Forest: Full Game Preview

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Miami vs. Wake Forest: Full Game Preview
(2) Miami
(22-3, 10-1 away)
Wake Forest
(11-14, 10-4 home)
Venue: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami D Scott 13.3 R Johnson 7.9 S Larkin 4.3
Wake Forest C Harris 15.1 D Thomas 7.8 C Miller-McIntyre 2.6

On Saturday, Wake Forest hosts No. 2 Miami (FL) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It takes place at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on RSN, CSN-BAL+ or ESPN3. The Demon Deacons are 1-5 against the Hurricanes over the last four years. They lost 74-56 the last time they played (Feb. 18, 2012).

Wake Forest is ninth in the conference and Miami (FL) is first. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Demon Deacons fell 57-56 to Georgia Tech on Feb. 16. Travis McKie finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. He tallies 14.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 steals per game. For the Hurricanes, Julian Gamble finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds in the 54-50 win over Virginia on Feb. 19. He is averaging 6.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 2 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Miami (FL) performs well in turnover percentage at 17.2 percent. This ranks second in the conference and 30th in the country.

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • Wake Forest has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Miami (No. 28 vs. No. 50).
  • The Wake Forest scoring leader (C.J. Harris, 392 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Shane Larkin, 340 points).
  • Wake Forest has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (62.1 percent to 57.7 percent).
  • Wake Forest has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Miami according to Kiplinger (84.6 percent vs. 66.5 percent).
  • Wake Forest has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Miami (five vs. one).
  • Wake Forest has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Miami (No. 23 vs. No. 84).
  • Boom! Wake Forest humiliated Miami by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 23, 2013).
  • The Wake Forest basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Miami (100 percent vs. 73 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, Wake Forest has had more players drafted by the NBA than Miami (five vs. four).
  • Since 1998, Wake Forest has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Miami (10 vs. three).
  • AP voters think more highly of Wake Forest and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Miami (79 vs. 32).
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Durand Scott 34 13 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 24 9 8 1 0 1 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 30 9 3 2 1 0 1
B- Julian Gamble 21 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- R. Akpejiori 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Tonye Jekiri 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
WFU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis McKie 32 14 7 1 1 1 2
B- C.J. Harris 33 15 2 2 1 0 3
C+ Devin Thomas 27 8 8 1 1 1 2
C C. Miller-McIntyre 29 8 3 3 1 0 2
C- A. Adala Moto 16 6 4 0 1 0 1
C- Duke Antonelli 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
C- Doug Niedrich 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Grant O`Brien 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Madison Jones 18 4 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Tyler Cavanaugh 16 5 2 1 0 0 1
D+ A. Roundtree III 11 2 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Chase Fischer 15 4 1 1 0 0 1
D S. Jennings 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D A. Washington 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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