ACC Leaders Durand Scott and Shane Larkin
Durand Scott leads all retuning ACC players with 1,360 career points, ahead of C.J. Harris (WF - 1,307), Michael Snaer (FSU - 1,266), Erick Green (VT - 1,258), Scott Wood (NC State - 1,176) and Travis McKie (WF - 1,089). Scott is the only current ACC player to have averaged in double figures three times in his career. Scott is also third in points per game among active leaders with 12.6 career ppg. Shane Larkin was fifth overall and tops among freshmen in the ACC in steals a year ago, and was fifth among freshmen in scoring with 7.4 ppg, trailing Ryan Anderson (BC), Dennis Clifford (BC), Nick Faust (MD), and Lonnie Jackson (BC).
RPI and Strength of Schedule
According to CBSSports.com as of Jan. 4, Miami’s RPI is 10 and strength of schedule is 3. RealtimeRPI.com has UM with an RPI of 15 and SOS of 4. Rivals has the Canes at 10 & 3. Since joining the ACC, Miami’s best non-conference SOS was 112 and RPI was 39, both in in 2007-08.
Miami in ACC Openers
The Canes are 2-6 in ACC openers since joining the league for the 2004-05 season. UM is 0-5 on the road and 2-1 at home in ACC opening games. Miami has faced Georgia Tech three times in the first ACC game of the year, posting a 2-1 record, 0-1 on the road and 2-0 at home.
2004-05 at Georgia Tech L, 69-80
2005-06 at NC State L, 69-81
2006-07 Georgia Tech W, 90-82
2007-08 Georgia Tech W, 78-68
2008-09 Clemson L, 72-91
2009-10 at Boston College L, 60-61
2010-11 at Duke L, 63-74
2011-12 at Virginia L, 51-52
UM’s Offensive Output
Four players - Durand Scott, Shane Larkin, Reggie Johnson - are averaging double-digit points this season and one - Trey McKinney Jones - is at 9.9 ppg. When three or more Canes score in double digits, Miami is 9-1. In seven games this year, four or more Hurricanes have scored in double digits.