Miami Faces San Diego in Paradise Jam Third-Place Game
Nov. 24, 2008
ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS – The No. 21/22 University of Miami men’s basketball team will face San Diego in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam on Monday at 6 p.m. (EST). The game will be broadcast live on FSN (FSN-Florida in Miami).
Game 4: No. 21/22 Miami (2-1) vs. San Diego (2-2)
Date: Mon., Nov. 24, 2008 | Time: 6 p.m. (EST) | Site: Sports and Fitness Center (at the University of the Virgin Islands)
TV: Fox Sports Net (FSN-Florida in Miami) | Radio: 560 WQAM | Internet Video: None
Websites: Miami (www.hurricanesports.com) | San Diego (www.usdtoreros.com)
Probable Miami Starters
No. Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl) Pts Reb Ast
5 Eddie Rios (G, 6-0, 190, So.) 6.3 0.7 0.7
33 Jack McClinton (G, 6-1, 185, Sr.) 19.3 2.3 2.3
23 James Dews (G, 6-4, 209, Jr.) 5.3 2.7 1.0
20 Cyrus McGowan (F, 6-9, 236, R-Jr.) 6.3 5.3 0.7^
21 Dwayne Collins (F, 6-8, 238, Jr.) 16.0 13.0 1.0
Probable San Diego Starters
No. Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl) Pts Reb Ast
01 Brandon Johnson (G, 6-0, 200, Sr.) 15.0 5.8 3.0
20 Matt Dorr (G, 6-4, 196, So.) 5.5 5.8 1.5
21 Gyno Pomare (F, 6-8, 240, Sr.) 13.0 6.3 1.7
22 Rob Jones (F, 6-6, 230, So.) 13.5 6.5 1.8
23 De’Jon Jackson (G, 6-2, 200, Jr.) 13.7 10.7 4.0
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IT’S TOURNAMENT TIME
The Hurricanes fell to No. 2/2 Connecticut, 76-63, in Sunday’s Paradise Jam semifinals behind double-doubles from 7-3 Hasheem Thabeet (19 pts, 14 rebs, 7 blk) and A.J. Price (13 pts, 11 rebs, 5 ast). Miami managed to cut into the Huskies lead several times, getting as close as four points before the break following a 17-2 Hurricane run — including 12 points from Jack McClinton over that span, but UM was unable to get any closer after shooting just 35.3 percent for the game.
The Hurricanes will square off versus San Diego in Monday’s Paradise Jam third-place game. The Toreros fell to No. 22/25 Wisconsin, 64-49, in their semfinal game
Monday’s finals and third-place game will be televised by Fox Sports (FSN-Florida in Miami). The Hurricanes fell five spots in this week’s poll after collecting a record of 1-1 over the weekend in the Virgin Islands, falling to No. 2/2 Connecticut.
THE JACK ATTACK
Hitting 5-of-8 three pointers versus the Huskies on Sunday, Jack McClinton took over the No. 1 position among ACC career three point percentage leaders, shooting .436 (.435955) from long range. Over his Hurricane career to date, McClinton has converted 194 of 445 attempts and has hit three-or-more treys in a game 39 times (in 66 games) and five-or-more treys eight times — including a career-high seven (7-12) in a 95-93 win over Virginia on March 1, 2008.
ON THE DOUBLE
Dwayne Collins posted his second double-double of the season and the 12th of his career with a 16-point, 14-rebound performance versus the Huskies. He leads the ACC with 13.0 rebounds per game and is shooting a team-high tying .818 (18-22) from the charity stripe.
Jack McClinton leads the ACC in both three-point field goal percentage (.500) and three-point field goals per game (3.0).
SCOUTING THE TOREROS
San Diego brings a 2-2 record to Monday’s third-place game versus the Hurricanes, coming off a 64-49 loss to No. 22/25 Wisconsin in the Paradise Jam semifinals. Brandon Johnson led the Toreros with 19 points, including shooting 5-of-8 from long range, while Gyno Pomare added 10 points in their effort. Johnson is among three Toreros averaging double-figure scoring, contributing a team-high 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. San Diego, who advanced to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, returns all five starters and all 10 letterwinners from their 2008 West Coast Conference championship squad.
Miami defeated the last WCC squad it faced with a 78-64 win over St. Mary’s (Calif.) in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Jack McClinton scored a career-high 38 points in that victory.