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Miami Hurricanes – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Miami Hurricanes – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Miami Hurricanes (Overall: 24-6, Conf: 13-5)

Team Strengths

It has been said that defense wins championships. If that statement holds any bearing, then the Miami Hurricanes have a great shot at winning the NCAA tournament. The Hurricanes are 46th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 66.1 points per game. Four players complement Miami’s defense with their scoring. Sheldon McClellan (15.7), Angel Rodriguez (11.6), Davon Reed (11.3) and Ja’Quan Newton (10.9) are averaging over 10 points per game.

Team Weaknesses


The aforementioned Rodriguez is the Hurricanes’ premier point guard, averaging 4.3 assists per game. But he’s the only one displaying any sort of vision on the court to set up his teammates. The Hurricanes as a whole are ranked 211th in the nation with 12.8 assists per game. If opponents lock down on Rodriguez, then the rest of Hurricanes may not be able to create their own shots. The Hurricanes also do not have a dominating presence on the boards. Surrendering offensive rebounds could cost them especially if opponents keep scoring second chance points.

Team Stats

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 75.5 121
Rebounds Per Game 35.5 213
Blocks Per Game 3.7 137
3-Point Percentage 36.1% 112
Free Throw Percentage 75% 21

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Kamari Murphy 5.5
G Tonye Jekiri 8.1
G Davon Reed 11.3
G Angel Rodriguez 11.6
G Sheldon McClellan 15.7

Writer’s Prediction

The Hurricanes fall off in the Round of 64.




Written by Kevin

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