The men play at Miami tonight at 8PM. The game is on ACCN. Miami is 10-9 overall and 2-7 in the ACC. The ACC record may be a little deceiving. They have lost to Duke twice, Louisville twice, Florida State, NC State and UNC. All of the losses except UNC were to very good teams. They have beaten Clemson in OT and Pittsburgh.
Miami will be taller than the Hokies. But Miami has a lot of injury concerns. In their last game against UNC, Lykes, McGusty, Stone and Gak did not play. Stone and Gak probably will not play today. Lykes and McGusty will be game time decisions. If all four of them do not play, Miami will only have 6 scholarship players available.
It's hard to know what to say about Miami since we don't know who will be playing. They only shoot 29% from 3 and allow 38.5%. Vasilevic and Lykes, if he plays, are threats from 3; McGusty also shoots 31% from 3. If Lykes and McGusty do not play, unless someone else steps up, they won't have many options from 3. They shoot 40% overall, but have been allowing 49%. The Hokies could have a good shooting day unless they come out flat like they did in BC.
They average 8.5 assists and 13.5 turnovers per game. Without Lykes and McGusty, Vasiljevic is the only double digit scorer left. They have been out-rebounded by 5 per game. They are averaging 67 points per game and giving up 81.
Keep in mind that all of these stats have been generated against a very strong schedule.
Stats for the stats guys:
Even if Lykes and McGusty play, the Hokies should have a chance to pick up an away game win today. If those two do not play, they should have a very good chance.