VCU vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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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
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