Hurricanes Return to Hardwood Versus FAU Monday

Hurricanes Return to Hardwood Versus FAU Monday

Jan. 4, 2009

Complete Game Notes (PDF)

CORAL GABLES, FLA… – The University of Miami men’s basketball team rides a three-game win streak into its non-conference finale on Monday versus in-state rival Florida Atlantic at the BankUnited Center. 

Game 14: Miami (10-3) vs. Florida Atlantic (4-10)
Date: Mon., Jan. 5, 2009 | Time: 7 p.m. (EST) | Site: BankUnited Center
TV: FSN-FL | Radio:  560 WQAM, 1450 ESPN Deportes
Websites: Miami ( | Florida Atlantic (
Tickets: 1-800-GO-CANES 

Projected Miami Starters
No.          Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl)                                          Pts          Reb        Ast
01           Lance Hurdle (G, 6-2, 183, Sr.)                         7.8          1.5          2.5
33           Jack McClinton (G, 6-1, 185, Sr.)                      17.1        2.6          3.2
32           Brian Asbury (G/F, 6-7, 221,Sr.)                        6.5          4.8          1.2
20           Cyrus McGowan (F, 6-9, 236, R-Jr.)                 7.5          6.4          1.0^
21           Dwayne Collins (F, 6-8, 238, Jr.)                      11.1        7.8          1.2*

Projected Florida Atlantic Starters
No.          Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl)                                          Pts          Reb        Ast
25           Paul Graham III (G, 6-5, 190, Sr.)                     17.6        3.4          1.7         
32           Carlos Monroe (F, 6-8, 245, Sr.)                       14.2        5.6          1.8*        
01           Shavar Richardson (G, 6-2, 165, Fr.)               10.3        4.0          1.6         
12           Carderro Nwoji (G, 6-0, 175, Sr.)                      8.2          3.6          2.6         
40           Brett Royster (F, 6-8, 220, So.)                          6.2          4.9          1.9^

^ blocks per game  * steals per game


Miami, winners of 15 of its last 16 non-conference games at the BankUnited Center, is 4-0 versus Sunshine State opponents in 2008-09, having defeated Florida Southern, Stetson, FIU and North Florida. The Hurricanes are 316-151 (.677) all-time versus in-state opponents, including an 18-6 (.750) mark under head coach Frank Haith.  

The Hurricanes have gone 10-2 versus non-conference opponents this season – including a 6-1 record at the BankUnited Center versus non-conference opponents and a 4-1 mark away from home. 


Miami leads the all-time series versus Florida Atlantic, 17-1, including an 84-68 win over the Owls in their last meeting on Nov. 29, 2004, in Coral Gables.


Jack McClinton continues to lead the ACC with a .437 career three-point field goal percentage and ranks second all-time in the ACC with an .893 career free throw percentage. McClinton is also shooting an ACC-best .459 from beyond the arc in 2008-09 and has hit a three-pointer in 16-straight games – the second-longest active streak in the ACC.


James Dews extended his three-point scoring streak to seven games with a career-high tying four three-pointers in the win over North Carolina Central.   


With 15 points in Saturday’s win over North Carolina Central, Jack McClinton moved up two spots to 15th place on Miami’s all-time leading scorers list with 1,307 career points and is just 12 points out of 14th place. Averaging 17.1 points per game, McClinton – who started the season started the season ranked 24th among UM’s all-time leading scorers – is on pace to break into Miami’s top 10 before the end of the regular season.


Miami has held back-to-back opponents to under .300 shooting from the field — limiting North Carolina Central to .263 and North Florida to .273. North Carolina Central’s .263 field goal percentage on Saturday was the lowest for a UM opponent since Maryland converted just .224 of its shots in a 63-58 Miami win on Jan. 10, 2007, in College Park.  


Miami leads the ACC and is 14th in the nation in three-point field goal percent defense and is ranked second in the ACC and 35th nationally in field goal percentage defense.


The Hurricanes have kept seven opponents this season to 60 points or less — including three opponents to 45-or-fewer points (including the last two wins).