Game Day Essentials:
No. 4 Indiana (23-11) vs. No. 5 Miami (26-7)
- Tip Time: Approximately 8:40 p.m. Eastern
- Location: MVP Arena (23,500), Albany, New York
- Television: TNT (Spero Dedes, Debbie Antonelli, A.J. Ross)
- Stream: TNT
- IU Radio Network: IU Radio Network
- Point Spread: Indiana is a 2 point favorite
- KenPom Projected Score: No. 25 Indiana 78 No. 39 Miami 76
- Series: Miami leads 1-0. Miami won last meeting 58-53 on Dec. 15, 2001
Miami’s Jim Larrañaga:
Jim Larrañaga is in his 12th season as head coach of the Hurricanes.
At Miami, he has won two regular-season ACC Championships, one ACC Tournament title, two ACC Coach of the Year awards and has made six NCAA Tournaments.
Larrañaga has recorded eight 20+ win campaigns and has five 25+ win seasons at Miami. He is the only coach in program history to win 25 or more games in a season even once.
In his time at the helm, the Hurricanes have reached the Sweet 16 three times and also made the first Elite Eight appearance in school history last season.
Miami’s results and roster:
Miami is 10-2 over their last 12 games but they have lost two of their last five.
They are 6-3 in games against the KenPom top-50 with wins vs. No. 46 Providence on a neutral court, vs. No. 37 Rutgers, vs. No. 33 Virginia, vs. No. 18 Duke, at No. 50 UCF and at No. 45 North Carolina.
The top-50 losses came at Duke, on a neutral court vs. Duke, and on a neutral court vs. Maryland.
Miami also lost to KenPom No. 163 Georgia Tech, and No. 209 Florida State.
They defeated No. 69 and 12 seed Drake 63-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- For the second time in program history, joining the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons, Miami has posted an NCAA Tournament victory in back-to-back campaigns. The Hurricanes’ four NCAA wins in 2021-22 and 2022-23 set a program record for a two-year span. Miami is one of just 15 teams in the Round of 32 for the second straight season.
- The Hurricanes beat Drake in the Round of 64 despite turning in their weakest offensive output of the year. Miami set season lows in points (63), field-goal percentage (30.4), made field goals (17) and points in a half (25). However, the Hurricanes went 23-of-29 (79.3 percent) at the line, good for their second-most makes and most attempts in 2022- 23. Miami also recorded a 9-2 edge on the offensive glass that led to a 9-2 margin in second-chance points.
- Jim Larrañaga, a 2023 Naismith HOF first-time nominee and UM Sports HOF 2023 inductee, is Miami’s all-time leader with 252 victories. His eight 20-win seasons are the most by a Miami coach and 40 percent of The U’s total (20). He has led Miami to all five of its 25-win years, half of its 12 NCAA berths, eight of its 12 wins in the field, three of its four Sweet 16 trips, its first Elite Eight bid, its two ACC regular season titles and its one ACC Tournament crown.
- With a 74-64 victory over Providence, his alma mater, on 11/19/22 in Uncasville, Conn., Jim Larrañaga earned the 700th win in his 39-year head coaching career. He is the 53rd NCAA coach, at any level, to reach 700, including just the 35th with Division I experience and the 34th with at least five years at the DI level. Larrañaga is only the eighth person with ACC head coaching experience to reach that mark. The other seven are Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams, Dean Smith, Cliff Ellis, Lefty Driesell and Rick Barnes. Of those, Krzyzewski, Williams and Smith—three of the seven winningest DI coaches of all-time—are the only other three to do so while in the ACC.
Miami’s 2022-23 KenPom Highlights:
Tempo – No. 99 (Offense No. 106 / Defense No. 255)
Offensive Efficiency – No. 12
- Miami’s effective field goal percentage of 54.4 percent is No. 25 nationally. They are No. 34 nationally in two-point percentage (54.1) and rank No. 41 in three-point percentage (36.7).
- Miami takes care of the ball, turning it over on just 16.3 percent of possessions, No. 57.
- UM is No. 85 nationally with a 31.6 percent offensive rebounding rate.
- Although the Hurricanes don’t get to the foul line much, only 30.6 percent of field goal attempts (No. 209), they shoot 77.7 percent when they get there (No. 15).
Defensive Efficiency – No. 114
- Miami ranks No. 213 in overall opponent field goal percentage (51.1), including No. 135 in three-point percentage (33.4) and No. 255 in two-point percentage (51.8).
- Jim Larrañaga’s team is right about average in defensive rebounding, allowing multiple shots on 28.3 percent of possessions (No. 176).
- The Hurricanes do a good job of playing defense without fouling, as free throw attempts are only 23.9 percent of opponent field goal attempts, No. 15.
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