Miami ACC tournament preview

J.P. GiglioMarch 8, 2012 

No. 6 Seed

18-11 overall, 9-7 ACC

vs. Georgia Tech, 9 p.m., today, WRAL, ESPNU

Starting lineup

G Shane Larkin 6.8 ppg, 2.5 apg

G Durand Scott 13.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg

G Malcolm Grant 11.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg

F Kenny Kadji 12.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg

F Reggie Johnson 10.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg

Counting on a big weekend from: Kenny Kadji. The 6-foot-11 sophomore has gone from disappointment at Florida (4.4 points per game in 34 games as a freshman) to a team leader at Miami (14.8 points per ACC game). With his ability to score from anywhere on the floor, Kadji is a matchup headache for everyone.

Number to know: 7.3. The number of 3-pointers per game in conference play by the Hurricanes. Only Duke (8.5) averaged more.

Hotlanta or Notlanta?: Hot. The matchups, even with Florida State and Duke potentially in back-to-back days, break well for the Hurricanes, who effectively decided the ACC regular-season race with their 78-74 win at Duke on Feb. 5. The Canes have the firepower, and depth, to make a run.

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