Clemson vs. Miami: Full Game Preview
|Clemson||D Booker 13.2||D Booker 7.8||R Hall 3.4|
|Miami||S Larkin 13.8||R Johnson 7.5||S Larkin 4.4|
On Saturday, Clemson heads to BankUnited Center to take on No. 6 Miami (FL). Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Tigers fell to the Hurricanes 45-43 on Feb. 17 and are 4-2 against them over the last four years.
Clemson is in 10th place in the ACC and Miami (FL) is in first. Both teams continue to fight for position. Clemson is looking to recover from having lost five games in a row.
In their last game on Mar. 5, Devin Booker put up 19 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers in a loss to Boston College, 68-61. He paces the team in points per game with 13.2, and rebounds per game with 7.8. For the Hurricanes, Kenny Kadji finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the 71-69 loss to Georgia Tech on Mar. 6. He contributes 6.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 13.3 points per game.
Comparing team stats, Miami (FL) looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Hurricanes have the upper hand over the Tigers, 69.2 points per game to 61.7 points per game. A key area of strength for Miami (FL) is turnover percentage at 16.9, which ranks second in their conference (and 22nd nationally).
Miami (FL) StatSmack
- K.J. McDaniels is ranked 3rd in the ACC in blocks.
- Clemson has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (59.1 percent to 57.9 percent).
- 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. 34).
- Clemson has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Miami (four vs. one).
- Clemson has an average margin of victory of 10 over Miami in eight wins since 1994.
- Devin Booker is ranked 7th in the ACC in rebounds and 9th in the ACC in blocks.
- Rod Hall is ranked 9th in the ACC in assists.
- The Clemson blocks leader (K.J. McDaniels, 53 blocks) has more blocks than the Miami blocks leader (Julian Gamble, 52 blocks).
- 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).