Virginia Tech vs. Miami: Full Game Preview

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Virginia Tech vs. Miami: Full Game Preview
Virginia Tech
(12-15, 2-7 away)
(5) Miami
(22-4, 12-2 home)
Venue: BankUnited Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Virginia Tech E Green 25.2 C Raines 6.6 E Green 4.1
Miami D Scott 13.3 R Johnson 7.9 S Larkin 4.3

Virginia Tech visits BankUnited Center on Wednesday to take on No. 5 Miami (FL). It takes place at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on FSN-S, RSN or ESPN3.com. The Hokies lost to the Hurricanes 73-64 on Jan. 30 and are 4-4 against them over the last four years.

Virginia Tech is in 12th place in the ACC, Miami (FL) is in first place.

In their last outing, behind 26 points and 5 assists from Erick Green, the Hokies defeated Florida State 80-70 on Feb. 24. He contributes a team-leading 25.2 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game. The Hurricanes were defeated by Wake Forest 80-65 on Feb. 23 despite 13 points from Shane Larkin. With 4.3 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. From a tempo-free perspective, Miami (FL) is strong in turnover percentage at 17.2 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 29th in the nation.

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • Virginia Tech has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Miami (No. 55 vs. No. 84).
  • Virginia Tech has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Miami (No. 38 vs. No. 58).
  • The Virginia Tech scoring leader (Erick Green, 681 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Shane Larkin, 340 points).
  • Virginia Tech has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($30,017 vs. $50,148).
  • Virginia Tech has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Miami ($16,828 vs. $50,148).
  • Erick Green is ranked 1st nationally in points, 8th in the ACC in three-pointers, 5th in the ACC in assists, and 6th in the ACC in steals.
  • The Virginia Tech three-point leader (Erick Green, 48 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Miami three-point leader (Shane Larkin, 47 three-pointers).
  • Virginia Tech has an average margin of victory of 11 over Miami in 10 wins since 2000.
  • Cadarian Raines is ranked 10th in the ACC in blocks.
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Erick Green 36 25 4 4 1 0 2
C+ Jarell Eddie 30 12 6 1 0 1 2
C Cadarian Raines 25 7 7 1 0 1 1
C Robert Brown 29 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 5 5 1 0 1 1
C- Marshall Wood 17 5 4 1 0 0 1
D+ J. van Zegeren 15 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Marquis Rankin 19 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Christian Beyer 10 2 3 0 0 0 0
D Will Johnston 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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