2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 7 Southern California Trojans vs. No. 10 Miami (FL) Hurricanes
How to Watch:
- Date: Friday, March 18
- Time: 3:10 p.m. ET
- Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
- TV: truTV
- Live Stream: NCAA.com
Tale of the Tape:
|No. 7 USC||STAT||No. 10 MIA|
|72.6 (151st)||Points Per Game||74.8 (T-85th)|
|65.9||Points Allowed Per Game||71.0|
|0.5897 (39th)||RPI||0.5737 (53rd)|
|82nd||Strength of Schedule||61st|
|At-Large Bid||Bid||At-Large Bid|
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- Isaiah Mobley, F, JR: 14.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.2 APG, 35.3% 3PT
- Drew Peterson, G, SR: 12.3 points, 6.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, 41.1% 3PT
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
Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:
- USC Moneyline: -125
- MIA Moneyline: +105
- Spread: USC -1.5
- Over/Under: 140.5
- ATS Record: USC 17-14-1, MIA 18-14-1
- Over/Under Record: USC 15-17-1, MIA 20-13
Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.
- This Hurricanes’ team has been running hot of late and is 79th in the nation in points per game. They play at a slow pace (160th in adjusted tempo) but take care of the ball, ranking 8th in all of college basketball in offensive turnovers, with just 9.7 turnovers per game. Meanwhile, the Trojans turn the ball over an average of 12 times per game despite playing at an even slower pace (237th in adjusted tempo).
- The Hurricanes 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.
- If this game is slow and close, it could come down to free-throws, which would be bad for the Trojans, who are one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the country, ranking 329th with a 66.6% mark from the charity stripe. The Hurricanes are 89th, shooting 74.3%.