2022 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: No. 10 Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. No. 11 Iowa State Cyclones
How to Watch:
- Date: Friday, March 25
- Time: 9:59 p.m. ET
- Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
- TV: TBS
- Live Stream: NCAA.com
Tale of the Tape:
|No. 10 MIA||STAT||No. 11 ISU|
|74.8 (T-85th)||Points Per Game||66.5 (T-328th)|
|71.0||Points Allowed Per Game||63.0|
|0.5737 (53rd)||RPI||0.5566 (71st)|
|61st||Strength of Schedule||17th|
|At-Large Bid||Bid||At-Large Bid|
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Miami (FL) leaders:
- Kameron McGusty, G, SR. – 17.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.7 SPG
- Charlie Moore, G, SR. – 12.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 2.0 SPG, 37.4% 3PT
Iowa State leaders:
- Izaiah Brockington, F, SR: 17.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.3 SPG, 37.6% 3PT
- Tyrese Hunter, G, FR: 10.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.9 SPG
Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:
- MIA Moneyline: -140
- ISU Moneyline: +120
- Spread: MIA -2.5
- Over/Under: 133
- ATS Record: MIA 20-14-1, ISU 19-15
- Over/Under Record: MIA 21-14, ISU 16-18
Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.
- We covered the Cyclones as one of our first-round upset best bets, urging people to ignore the twelve losses and remember that they played the 12th-most difficult schedule by KenPom rankings. They racked up nine wins against quadrant one schools and were ranked as high as 8th in the nation during the season.
- This Hurricanes’ team has been running hot of late and is 79th in the nation in points per game. They don’t rely too much on the three, ranking just 240th in three-pointers attempted per game and 99th in three-point accuracy, so this is an offense that prefers to attack the basket. But they’re also incredibly efficient when they do, shooting 47.8% from the field on the season, which is good for 23rd in the nation.
- The Cyclones rank just 232nd in adjusted tempo and have a stout defense, finishing 10th in KenPom’s efficiency metrics. They rank 20th in the country in 3-point defense, so Miami is even likely to do damage from beyond the arc, but the Cyclones also do a decent job on the glass, ranking 103rd in offensive rebounds allowed.
- The Hurricanes are relatively similar. They also play at a slow pace (160th in adjusted tempo) and take care of the ball, ranking 8th in all of college basketball in offensive turnovers, with just 9.7 turnovers per game. The Cyclones have also done a good job with limiting turnovers all season, ranking 16th in the country, so neither one of these teams seems likely to beat themselves, which means the coaches are going to have to create defensive looks that force mistakes.
- The Hurricanes are 83rd in the nation in free throw percentage, shooting 74.5%, but the Cyclones are just 287th, shooting 68.4%, which could be a problem for the Cyclones if this game is close late.