No. 25 MBB Hosts Rival Florida State Sunday
Series: Miami trails, 40-29
Last Meeting: March 9, 2013. Miami lost, 82-71, at the ACC Tournament.
With a 5-0 record in the ACC, No. 25 University of Miami will face off against Florida State at 6 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.
Miami is 29-40 all-time against Florida State, with the series dating back to the 1950-51 campaign. The Hurricanes are 24-11 against the Seminoles at home, 0-2 at neutral sites and 5-27 on the road. Miami last faced FSU at the ACC Tournament on March 9, 2012 and lost, 82-71.
Catch the game on ESPNU and Watch ESPN with Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams and Allison Williams making the call. The game will also be carried live by 560 WQAM Radio with Joe Zagacki (play-by-play) and Josh Darrow, as well as Miami’s student station, 90.5 WVUM.
Head coach Jim Larrañaga is in his 29th season as a head coach and second at Miami. He has a 504-350 overall record and is 34-16 in his second season at Miami.
Projected temperatures on game day: Coral Gables - 78/67. Tallahassee, Fla. - 73/51.
The Rankings - RPI/SOS
As of Jan. 25, 2013 Warren Nolan: 3 / 1 Sagarin: 15 / 3 Realtime: 4 / 1 KenPom: 14
UM is ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since Jan. 11, 2010, when the Canes were No. 23.
The Hurricanes are 8-0 at the BankUnited Center in 2012-13.
The Canes have held 31 opponents to less than 41 percent from the field under Coach L, including 13 of 17 this season.
Miami’s non-conference strength of schedule is No. 1 and RPI is No. 3 (Warren Nolan). According to Collegiate Basketball News RPI, the Canes’ non-conference schedule strength was third-worst (345 of 347) in 2009-10, 142 in 2010-11 and 117 last season.
Miami During the Current 6-Game Winning Streak
• The Canes have won three road games, all against ACC opponents.
Miami has outrebounded all six opponents, posting a +3.7 margin.
• UM has trailed at the half in three games, including being down by six points vs. La Salle and by two points at UNC and BC.
• Miami has outshot its opponents 44.7 percent to 35.3 percent from the field.
• UM has made 2.0 more 3-pointers (7.5-5.5) per game.
• The Canes have posted 7.2 steals and 5.8 blocks per game, compared to 5.8 spg and 3.0 bpg by the opponents.
• Miami has outscored its opponents 230-184 in the second half.
• Four players are averaging at least 10 points and five Canes have at least 4.2 rebounds per night.
• Kenny Kadji leads the way with 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Canes Defend Home Court
The Hurricanes are 8-0 at the BankUnited Center in 2012-13 and are 115-47 overall in the BUC. The Hurricanes have notched double-digit home wins at the BankUnited in five-straight seasons and eight times in nine full seasons calling the arena home.
Home Court Advantage
Miami has shot better than 45 percent from the field in seven of its eight home games, shooting a season-high 59.0 percent vs. Jacksonville. The Canes shot 56.9 percent against No. 1 Duke, hitting 58.6 percent in the first half and 55.2 percent in the second. Miami was consistent vs. Detroit hitting 14-27 shots (51.9 %) in both the first and second halves. The Canes have shot better than 60 percent in two home second halves, with 63.6 percent vs. SU and 62.5 percent vs. JU.
Canes at Home in the ACC
Miami is on a five-game home ACC winning streak, dating back to last season. The Canes have defeated Wake Forest, Florida State, Boston College, Maryland and Duke at the BankUnited Center in that span. Miami’s last home ACC loss was Feb. 15, 2012, when North Carolina defeated the Canes 73-64. Coach L is 13-7 overall in ACC play at Miami, including 7-2 at home and 6-5 on the road. Miami was 6-2 at the BUC in league play last year.
Miami Quick Hits
• Coach L is 14-7 overall in ACC play at Miami, including 8-2 at home and 6-5 on the road. At Miami, he is 14-7 in ACC regular season games, 1-1 in the ACC Tournament and 1-1 in the NIT. His head coaching career also includes a 14 years at George Mason (1997-2011), an 11-year stint at Bowling Green (1987-97) and two seasons at American International (1977-79).
• The Canes defense is holding opponents to less than 60 points per game this season. Miami has held 11 teams to less than 60 points this season, including six of the last seven opponents (Duke scored 63). In Larrañaga’s two-year tenure, UM has held 23 teams to less than 60 ppg.
• Miami averages 69 points per game and about 64 possessions per game.
• Miami has trailed in 11 of its 14 wins, including an 11-point deficit against La Salle late in the first half.
• Miami trailed Boston College by the game-high seven points with 7:07 remaining in the game.
• Miami has outscored its opponents 504-428 in the paint, topping out at 42 against both Stetson and Detroit.
• Miami’s bench has only scored 168 points this season, and only 83 points since Julian Gamble moved into the starting lineup eight games ago against Hawai’i. Rion Brown notched 26 of those 73 bench points at Georgia Tech. Opponents reserves are outscoring Miami’s 295-168.
• Miami has made more 3-pointers than its opponent in nine of 17 games this season. In 2011-12, UM tied or hit more from distance in 26 of 33 games.
• Miami has shot better than 45 percent from the floor in 18 halves this season and overall in 11 games.
• Only 13 opponents - two this season - have shot 45 percent or better from the floor against UM since Jim Larrañaga became the head coach.
• Miami has held 23 opponents (7 ACC) to less than 60 points since Larrañaga arrived.
• The Canes have held 31 opponents to less than 41 percent from the field under Coach L, including 13 of 17 this season. This season three opponents have not shot 30 percent, including No. 1 Duke.
Canes Numbers Against Ranked Teams
In three games against ranked teams, Miami is 2-1 with wins over No. 13/14 Michigan State and No. 1 Duke and a loss to No. 4/5 Arizona. In those three games, Durand Scott is averaging 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from distance. Kenny Kadji is right behind with 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting 62.5 percent from the field. Shane Larkin is averaging 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.7 steals while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 43.8 from distance.
Holding Opponents to Less Than 50 Percent
Miami has not allowed an opponent to shoot better than 50.0 percent from the field this season. Florida Gulf Coast hit 25-51 for an opponent high of 49.0 percent. Miami has hit more than half of their shots four time, including 59.0 percent vs. Jacksonville and 56.9 percent vs. No. 1 Duke.
Canes Notch 90 Points Against Duke
Miami’s 90 points scored against Duke are the most by the Canes this season. UM last scored 90 in the 90-86 double overtime win over Maryland last year on Feb. 1. The last time the Canes racked up more than 90 points in regulation was the 99-89 win over UNCG on Jan 2, 2012.
Scott Gets Hot Against Duke
Durand Scott scored 15 points in 18 first-half minutes against No. 1 Duke, hitting 6-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from 3-point line. He also had a pair of assists and a steal. For the game, Scott scored 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting and hit a trio of 3-pointers.
Shane Larkin’s Stat Line Against No. 1 Duke
Shane Larkin notched his first career double-double with 18 points (8-of-14) and 10 rebounds. He added five assists and a steal in 36 minutes. Larkin is the first player with 18+ pts, 10+ reb, 5+ ast in win vs No. 1 team since Dwyane Wade in 2003 regional final vs Kentucky.
Wrapping up No. 25 Miami vs. No. 1 Duke
• After trailing 14-13 with 10:19 left in the first half, Miami held Duke without a field goal for 8:13 in the first half and went on a 25-1 run in the first half, then extended it to 36-5 until the 18:25 mark in the second stanza.
• Miami’s 34-point lead with 1:40 left in the game is UM’s largest lead of the season. UM trailed by three with 19:47 left in the first, and last trailed with 10:19 left in the first, after Quinn Cook hit a three to put Duke up by one. A 3-pointer by Durand Scott at 9:42 gave Miami the lead for good.
UM’s 23-point halftime lead is the largest of the year.
• Miami held Duke to 29.7 percent shooting from the field, the lowest since Indiana State shot 27.0 percent on Dec. 25.
• UM shot 50 percent in both halves (58.6 & 55.2) against Duke, the first time since shooting 51.9 percent in both halves against Detroit.
• Durand Scott notched 25 points and Kenny Kadji racked up 22 in the win over Duke, the first time two Canes scored 20 points in the same game since Malcolm Grant (23) and Reggie Johnson(20) each notched 20 points at NC State on Jan. 23, 2011.
• Miami held Seth Curry, Quinn Cook and Tyler Thornton to 1-29 shooting. Add Mason Plumlee to the mix and those four players were held to 6-44 (13.6%).
• Miami held Duke to 29.7 percent shooting from the field and 17.4 percent from distance, hitting only four. Prior to the game Duke led the ACC in three-point percentage (.422) and three-point field goals per game (7.8 3pg.).
• UM held Seth Curry scoreless, as he shot 0-10 from the field including 0-5 from distance. Curry entered the game with 20 or more points in three of Duke’s four ACC games. In league play, he was second in the ACC in scoring at 19.0 points per game while leading the ACC in three-point percentage (.571) and three-point field goals (4.0 3pg.). Curry averaged 12.7 points per game in his career versus Miami.
• The Canes racked up 14 assists while attacking the basket against Duke. Prior to the matchup, the Blue Devils had set a Coach K era record by limiting six opponents this season to under seven assists in a game. Duke was allowing just 8.5 assists per game. The Blue Devils had allowed 10 or fewer assists in a game 12 times this season
• Miami held two of Duke’s top scorers significantly below their season 3-point shooting average. Seth Curry, who shoots 45.7 percent, was 0-5 from range and Quinn Cook hit 1-of-5 from long distance, despite hitting 40.7 percent on the season.
• With the Hurricanes’ win, Duke’s record when ranked No. 1 drops to 45-20 on the road, 51-21 against ranked opponents, 98-3 when the scoring margin is 20 or more points and 14-9 when Duke scores 60-69 points. When No. 1 under Coach K, Duke is 189-28, 40-18 on the road, 47-19 against ranked opponents, 90-3 when the scoring margin is 20 or more points and 12-7 when Duke scores 60-69 points.