VCU vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
VCU vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
VCU
(27-8, 8-5 away)
(10) Michigan
(27-7, 22-1 home)
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
12:15PM ET / 9:15AM PT, March 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
VCU T Graham 15.2 J Reddic 8.2 D Theus 4.9
Michigan T Burke 18.8 M McGary 5.6 T Burke 6.7

No. 4-seeded Michigan battles No. 5-seeded Virginia Commonwealth in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. The game tips off at 12:15 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS.

In their last outing, behind 21 points from Tim Hardaway Jr, the Wolverines defeated South Dakota State 71-56 on Mar. 21. While contributing 4.7 rebounds per game, he also scores 15.0 points per game. For the Rams, Troy Daniels finished with 23 points and five rebounds in the 88-42 blowout of Akron on Mar. 21. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.4 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: turnover percentage at 16.9 and offensive rebounding percentage at 37.1.

Virginia Commonwealth StatSmack

  • Michigan has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Virginia Commonwealth this season (eight vs. three).
  • AP voters think more highly of Michigan and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Virginia Commonwealth (52 vs. 15).
  • The Big Ten has 2 teams - Indiana (41.8 percent) and Michigan (38.6 percent) - that shoot a better three-point percentage than the A-10 leader, Dayton (38.4 percent).
  • The Big Ten has had 13 more Sweet Sixteen teams than the A-10 over the past 10 years.
  • The Big Ten has 4 teams - Iowa (39.8), Purdue (39.3), Minnesota (38.9), and Indiana (38.9) - that secure more rebounds per game than the A-10 leader, George Washington (37.6).
  • Diaper Dandies love Michigan. Michigan has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Virginia Commonwealth (17 vs. 2).
  • Michigan is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Michigan is 204 lbs compared to 199 lbs for Virginia Commonwealth.
  • The Michigan assist leader (Trey Burke, 215 assists) has more assists than the Virginia Commonwealth assist leader (Darius Theus, 147 assists).
  • Trey Burke is ranked 17th nationally in points and 9th nationally in assists.
VCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Juvonte Reddic 28 14 8 1 1 1 2
B+ Treveon Graham 27 16 6 2 1 0 2
B Troy Daniels 27 12 3 1 1 0 1
B- Darius Theus 26 7 2 5 3 0 2
B- Rob Brandenberg 24 11 3 1 1 0 1
C+ Briante Weber 21 5 3 3 3 0 1
C+ Melvin Johnson 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jarred Guest 10 2 2 0 1 0 1
C- Justin Tuoyo 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
D+ Teddy Okereafor 9 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Haley 8 2 2 0 0 1 1
D+ David Hinton 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 19 3 7 2 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
B Nik Stauskas 31 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Follow Michigan Wolverines Basketball from B/R on Facebook

Follow Michigan Wolverines Basketball from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Team StreamTM

Michigan Wolverines Basketball

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.