Know Your Opponent: Miami Redhawks edition

I’m going to start a feature here where I do a little write up of that days opposition for the mighty Bearcats. The foe tonight are none other than the other local ‘rival’, the Miami Redhawks. All rankings and stats come from KenPom.com and respective team sites.

First off, for your Cincinnati Bearcats.
Record: 5-1
Current KenPom ranking: 45
USA Today/AP ranking: 19/19
Strength of Schedule (KenPom): 224
Tempo: 66.8 (224)
Offensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 107.1 (85)
Effective FG%: 50 (136)
Turnover %: 20 (122)
Off. Rebound %: 41.2 (16)
FTA/FGA: 26.4 (331)
3%: 29.7 (276)
2%: 53 (44)
FT%: 61.8 (310)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 27.3 (155)
2: 58.7 (43)
FT: 14 (340)

Defensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 88.4 (28)
Effective FG%: 43.6 (51)
Turnover %: 19.3 (248)
Off. Rebound %: 24.7 (6)
FTA/FGA: 39.1 (206)
3%: 33.9 (175)
2%: 39.3 (20)
Block %: 9.7 (130)
Steal %: 9.3 (209)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 27.3 (155)
2: 58.7 (43)
FT: 14 (340)
Statistical Leaders
Points: Yancy Gates 12.2
Rebounds: Yancy Gates 8.3
Assists: Deonta Vaughn 4.8
Blocks: Yancy Gates 1.2
Miami Redhawks
Record: 2-6
KenPom Rank: 206
AP/USA Today Rank: NR
Strength of Schedule (KenPom): 127
Tempo: 64.1 (308)
Offensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 103.1 (135)
Effective FG%: 53.3 (53)
Turnover %: 23.3 (268)
Off. Rebound %: 27.4 (308)
FTA/FGA: 36.7 (177)
3%: 38.6 (56)
2%: 50 (102)
FT%: 68.5 (177)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 37.4 (22)
2: 43.6 (323)
FT: 19.1 (240)

Defensive Ratings (Rank)
Efficiency: 107.2 (271)
Effective FG%: 51.9 (252)
Turnover %: 16.8 (326)
Off. Rebound %: 31.7 (121)
FTA/FGA: 42 (242)
3%: 37.1 (256)
2%: 50 (234)
Block %: 6.3 (263)
Steal %: 8.4 (252)
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3: 28 (147)
2: 50.9 (205)
FT: 21.1 (162)
Statistical Leaders
Points: Kenny Hayes 12.8
Rebounds: Julian Mavunga 6.4
Assists: Kenny Hayes 4.1
Blocks: Nick Winbush 0.9
What does this tell us? Miami is not very good. They shot out of their ass to nearly beat Kentucky at Rupp, but they’ve also dropped a game to Towson. They’ve played a tough schedule per usual, and have only beaten Evansville and Nichols State, the 2 worst teams they have played. I think the Cats are going to attack, attack, attack. As long as they contain the perimeter, they can shut down Miami. I think Yancy and Stephenson throw up double doubles and D.Vaughn goes for 20.
Prediction: UC 74 Miami 56
Scott

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