No. 2-Seeded Miami (FL) (29-6) Faces No. 3-Seeded Marquette (25-8) in Sweet Sixteen

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NCAA Tournament 4th Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #3 Marquette 29 42 71 +5.5
  #2 Miami (FL) 16 45 61 -5.5
Thu, Mar 28 2013, 07:15 PM

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TV: CBS

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No. 2-seeded Miami (FL) matches up against No. 3-seeded Marquette in the sweet sixteen of the NCAA Tournament at Verizon Center on Thursday. Tipoff is at 7:15 p.m. ET. The Hurricanes have not played the Golden Eagles since the 1988-89 season, when they won 106-90.

The Hurricanes got past Illinois 63-59 on Mar. 24 with the help of 21 points and five rebounds from Rion Brown. While contributing 1.9 rebounds per game, he also scores 6.5 points per game. For the Golden Eagles, Vander Blue finished with 29 points in the 74-72 win over Butler on Mar. 23. He leads the team with 14.8 points per game. A key area of strength for Marquette is free throw rate at 41.4, which ranks second in their conference (and 40th nationally).

StatSmack! Miami (FL) is better than Marquette
  • The ACC has had one more NCAA Tournament Championship than the Big East over the past 5 years.
  • Miami is a better three-point shooting team (35.4 percent vs. 30.1 percent) than Marquette this season.
  • The ACC has 2 teams - NC State (49.5 percent) and Duke (47.9 percent) - that shoot a better field goal percentage than the Big East leader, Pittsburgh (47.5 percent).
  • The ACC has had six more NBA Draft picks than the Big East over the past 10 years.
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Vander Blue 33 14 3 2 1 0 2
B Davante Gardner 21 12 5 1 1 1 2
B Jamil Wilson 25 9 5 2 1 1 1
B- Junior Cadougan 28 9 3 4 1 0 3
B- Trent Lockett 26 7 5 2 1 0 2
C Chris Otule 17 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Todd Mayo 15 6 1 1 1 0 1
C Juan Anderson 14 3 3 1 1 0 1
C S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Derrick Wilson 13 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Jake Thomas 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Shane Larkin 36 14 4 4 2 0 2
A- Durand Scott 35 13 4 3 2 0 2
B+ Kenny Kadji 30 13 7 1 0 1 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 30 9 3 2 1 0 1
B Reggie Johnson 22 8 7 1 0 1 2
B- Julian Gamble 20 7 5 0 0 2 1
C+ Rion Brown 22 6 2 1 0 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
C Tonye Jekiri 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
C Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1

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ACC Standings

OverallConf
1 Virginia 30-7 16-2
2 Syracuse 28-6 14-4
3 Duke 26-9 13-5
3 North Carolina 24-10 13-5
5 Pittsburgh 26-10 11-7
6 Clemson 23-13 10-8
7 Florida State 22-14 9-9
7 NC State 22-14 9-9
7 Maryland 17-15 9-9
 10Miami (FL) 17-16 7-11
11 Wake Forest 17-16 6-12
11 Georgia Tech 16-17 6-12
11 Notre Dame 15-17 6-12
14 Boston College 8-24 4-14
15 Virginia Tech 9-22 2-16
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2013-2014 Roster

#25 Garrius Adams G 6-6 200
#4 R. Akpejiori Sr F 6-9 241
#15 Rion Brown Sr G 6-6 211
#1 Deandre Burnett Fr G 6-2 191
#2 Cornelius Elder Fr G 5-10 173
#11 Mike Fernandez Fr G 6-1 189
#12 Justin Heller Sr G 6-2 177
#23 Tonye Jekiri So C 7-0 235
#35 James Kelly Jr F 6-7 246
#22 Donnavan Kirk F 6-9 228
#20 Manu Lecomte Fr G 5-9 159
#10 S. McClellan Jr G 6-5 206
#5 Davon Reed Fr G 6-6 208
#13 Angel Rodriguez Jr G 5-11 181
#3 Steve Sorenson So G 6-0 161
#21 Erik Swoope Sr F 6-5 220