Miami Visits Clemson

Location: Littlejohn Coliseum (Clemson, SC: Capacity of 10,000)
Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 6:00 EST
TV: ESPNU
Radio: 104.9 WCCP (www.wccpfm.com)
Coaches:

Clemson Head Coach: Brad Brownell (DePauw ‘91) Overall: 178-89 (.665, Ninth season) at Clemson: 11-4 (.714, First season)
CU Associate Head Coach: Rick Ray
CU Assistant Coaches: Earl Grant, Mike Winiecki
CU Director of Operations: Dick Bender

Miami (FL) Head Coach: Frank Haith (Elon ‘88) Overall: 119-90 (all at Miami)
UM Assistant Coaches: Jorge Fernandez, Jake Morton , Michael Schwartz
SBN Miami Blog:Seventh Floor
Line: CU -4 O/U: 133
CUAD Weekly Preview 

 Stats below (Miami outlined in GREEN, Clemson in ORANGE) thanks www.espn.com.

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Starting linups for both teams:
Clemson Starting Lineup

Name

Pos.

No.

Ht

Wt

Cl.

Demontez Stitt

G

2

6-2

180

Sr.

Andre Young

G

11

5-9

175

Jr.

Tanner Smith

G/F

5

6-5

210

Jr.

Devin Booker

F

31

6-8

245

So.

Jerai Grant

F/C

45

6-8

230

Sr.

 

Miami Starting Lineup

Name

Pos.

No.

Ht

Wt

Cl.

Durand Scott

G

1

6-3

200

So.

Malcolm Grant

G

3

6-1

180

Jr.

DeQuan Jones

G/F

31

6-7

219

Jr.

Erik Swoope

F

32

6-6

230

Fr.

Reggie Johnson

F/C

52

6-10

303

So.

 

Here is a comprehensive look at both teams' leaders in the major individual basketball statistics:

Individual Team Leader Comparison

 

Clemson

 

 

Miami

 

MIN

31.9

Tanner Smith

 

31.8

Malcolm Grant

PPG

13

Demontez Stitt

 

15.5

Malcolm Grant

RPG

6.6

Jerai Grant

 

9.8

Reggie Johnson

APG

3

Andre Young

 

3.9

Malcolm Grant

SPG

1.7

Andre Young

 

1.1

Garrius Adams

BPG

2.7

Jerai Grant

 

1.3

Reggie Johnson

TPG

2.1

Tanner Smith

 

2.6

Durand Scott

FG%

63.9%

Jerai Grant

 

61.5%

Julian Gamble

FT%

77.1%

Tanner Smith

 

90.5%

Malcolm Grant

3P%

50.0%

Zavier Anderson

 

45.2%

Malcolm Grant

 

The focus for the Clemson basketball media and most of the fans this week has been on the addition of football star DeAndre Hopkins to the basketball roster. Hopkins joined the team after the bowl game and is simply not ready to take the court for the Tigers. Coach Brownell stated earlier this week that Hopkins will not dress out against Miami and will not dress until he is in basketball shape and ready to compete at the collegiate level.

Clemson had a trying start to the 2010-2011 season. This team lacks fundamental play that is necessary to execute Brownell's offense and is playing with nine roster players after various player departures. As we have stated here before, Clemson has to have better jump shooting and needs improve movement without the basketball. The Tigers have shown some improvement from the free throw line which is always a positive.

Clemson Individual Player Statistics to Date

Player

GP

MIN

PPG

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TPG

FG%

FT%

3P%

Demontez Stitt

13

30.6

13

3.7

2.6

1.3

0.3

1.9

45.2%

69.1%

40.4%

Jerai Grant

15

24.9

12.1

6.6

0.9

1.3

2.7

1.1

63.9%

71.3%

0.0%

Andre Young

15

31.8

10.7

2.3

3

1.7

0.1

1.3

42.5%

59.4%

42.9%

Milton Jennings

15

21.2

8.9

6

0.6

0.5

0.4

2

40.0%

73.2%

22.6%

Tanner Smith

15

31.9

8.6

3.7

3

1.2

0.3

2.1

38.6%

77.1%

28.0%

Devin Booker

15

22.6

8

5.1

0.5

0.5

0.3

1.7

50.0%

68.4%

37.5%

Noel Johnson

7

13.1

2.9

1.6

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.9

27.3%

62.5%

21.4%

Cory Stanton

14

14.2

2.9

0.8

1.2

1

0.1

1

34.9%

63.6%

16.7%

Bryan Narcisse

15

9.8

2.7

1.3

0.3

0.4

0.3

0.8

48.3%

50.0%

25.0%

Zavier Anderson

12

10.8

1.8

1.2

1.2

0.7

0.3

0.8

40.0%

36.4%

50.0%

Catalin Baciu

12

4.7

1.5

1.6

0

0

0.3

0.3

57.1%

20.0%

0.0%

Jonah Baize

4

4.5

0

0.5

0

0

0

0.5

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Totals

15

--

69

34

13

8

5

13

45.0%

66.4%

33.5%

 

Frank Haith has been at the "U" since 2004. Under Haith, the Miami program has improved with his high point at the school being an NCAA birth and first round victory during the 2007-2008 basketball season. The position at Miami is Haith's first head coaching position. Notable stops as an assistant prior to filling the ‘Canes to spot include Texas (under Rick Barnes), Texas A&M, and Wake Forest.

As the stats show (see below), the Miami offense is dominated by three names, Malcolm Grant, Durand Scott, and Reggie Johnson. Grant is a Villanova Guard transfer who averages 15.5 ppg. The Brooklyn native is a threat from behind the arc, making over 45% of his three point attempts on the season. Scott is also a guard who grew up in New York and makes over 40% of his three point attempts. Johnson, a Winston-Salem native, is the ‘Canes big man at 6'10" and over 300 lbs. Johnson averages nearly 13 points and 10 rebounds per game in 22.7 minutes per contest and sports close to a 60% shooting average from the floor.

Miami Individual Player Statistics to Date

Player

GP

MIN

PPG

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TPG

FG%

FT%

3P%

Malcolm Grant

15

31.8

15.5

2.1

3.9

0.7

0.1

2.5

42.4%

90.5%

45.2%

Durand Scott

15

31.1

13.3

4.3

3.5

0.9

0.2

2.6

45.4%

85.5%

42.9%

Reggie Johnson

15

22.7

12.7

9.8

0.5

0.8

1.3

1.3

59.7%

71.0%

0.0%

Adrian Thomas

15

25.3

8.1

3.6

1

0.5

0.1

1.1

36.5%

61.1%

38.2%

Garrius Adams

15

26.3

6.5

2.9

1.8

1.1

0.2

1.5

35.4%

59.5%

29.8%

DeQuan Jones

15

15.8

5.5

2.7

0.5

0.5

0.4

1.5

43.4%

64.0%

9.1%

Rion Brown

15

12.6

4.1

1.3

0.4

0.5

0.1

0.9

38.3%

68.4%

39.4%

Julian Gamble

15

13.9

3.6

2.8

0.3

0.5

0.5

1.1

61.5%

35.3%

0.0%

Donnavan Kirk

13

9.5

2.7

1.6

0

0.2

0.3

1.1

40.6%

90.0%

0.0%

Erik Swoope

12

8.2

2.6

1.4

0.3

0.7

0.1

0.3

52.9%

68.4%

0.0%

Raphael Akpejiori

13

6

2

2.1

0

0.1

0.7

0.3

55.6%

61.5%

0.0%

Ryan Quigtar

4

1.8

0.8

0

0.5

0

0

0.3

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

Totals

15

--

76

38

12

6

4

14

45.1%

73.2%

38.3%

 

Clemson will obviously need to stop these three guys to be effective. The Tigers will also need to fight fatigue, particularly at the guard position. With a relatively small roster and being thin in the back court after the departure of Noel Johnson. We will be watching several Clemson players tonight, including Devin Booker's play inside and Stitt/Young's ability to shoot from the perimeter and create opportunities off of the dribble. As always, we are sticklers for effort and want to see our players MOVE WITHOUT THE BASKETBALL.

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