Tuesday Hoops Recap

Posted by J.J. Greenstein on December 19, 2012 under ACC Basketball | Comments are off for this article

Wake Forest 79, Furman 55

C.J. Harris led all scorers with 20 points as the Demon Deacons (5-5) coasted to a 79-55 win over Furman (3-7) at the Joel in Winston-Salem. Forward Travis McKie (16) and true freshman Tyler Cavanaugh (10) also scored in double-figures as the Demon Deacons shot almost 54 percent from the floor.

Miami 72, UCF 50

Reggie Johnson had a monster double-double recording 16 points and 13 rebounds to help the Hurricanes (7-1) rout in-state rival Central Florida (6-3) 72-50 in Orlando. Durand Scott led all scorers with 17 points in 30 minutes of play. Shane Larkin (11) and Kenny Kadji (10) also scored in double figures for the Hurricanes, who dominated the boards all night, out-rebounding the Knights 37-22.

(25) NC State 88, Stanford 79

Lorenzo Brown (24 points, 5 assists) and Scott Wood (17 points, 4 rebounds) each had their best performances of the season as the Wolfpack (8-2) raced out to a double-digit lead and never trailed against Stanford (7-4) before holding on for a 88-79 victory, despite a late rally from the Cardinal. Richard Howell had yet another huge double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) and C.J. Leslie added 17 points and six rebounds to propel the Pack, who remain undefeated at home on the season.

ACC in NCAA Regionals Breakdown: Coral Gables

Posted by Brandon Rink on May 31, 2012 under ACC Baseball | Comments are off for this article

Miami's pitching staff is one of three in the Coral Gables regional in the top-12 nationally in team ERA. (Pic per OrangeandWhite.com)

Coral Gables Regional

Opening Schedule

6/01 2) UCF vs. 3) Missouri State, 2 p.m. ET

6/01 1) Miami vs. 4) Stony Brook, 7 p.m. ET

UCF scouting report

Season notables: UCF split a pair of games with Miami, winning in Coral Gables to complete a 24-6 start, and after struggling a bit down the stretch, the Golden Knights took home the C-USA title with a 6-2 win over Tulane.

Top Bats: 1B D.J. Hicks (.318 BA/11 HR/68 RBI), C Chris Taladay (.309 BA/5 HR/47 RBI), RF Alex Friedrich (.327 BA/21 2B/38 RBI).

Top Arms: RHP Ben Lively (Starter: 9-2, 3.23 ERA), LHP Eric Skoglund (Starter: 5-2, 2.84 ERA), LHP Joe Rogers (Reliever: 4-1, 1.60 ERA).

Missouri State scouting report

Season notables: Out of conference, the Bears split games with Oklahoma State, but were swept in the season series with Big 12 champion Missouri. They finished the regular season second in the Missouri Valley, but could not make their way out of the loser’s bracket in the conference tournament.

Top Bats: C Luke Voit (.305 BA/6 HR/46 RBI), 1B Brock Chaffin (.291 BA/11 2B/41 RBI), CF Spiker Helms (.280 BA/6 HR/39 RBI/41 BB).

Top Arms: RHP Nick Petree (Starter: 10-3, 0.92 ERA), RHP Cody Schumacher (Starter: 8-1, 3.57 ERA), LHP Tyler Burgess (Reliever: 5-1, 1.63 ERA).

Stony Brook scouting report

Season notables: The Seawolves have lost just 3 games since April, dominating the America East with a 21-3 conference record and 3-0 sweep of the tournament. Stony Brook played just one other NCAA Tourney team this season, losing all three at East Carolina in the second week of their season.

Top Bats: 3B William Carmona (.380 BA/10 HR/60 RBI), CF Travis Jankowski (.411 BA/40 RBI/66 R), 2B Maxx Tissenbaum (.400 BA/3 HR/41 RBI).

Top Arms: RHP Tyler Johnson (Starter: 9-1, 1.78 ERA), RHP Brandon McNitt (Starter: 8-2, 2.26 ERA), RHP Evan Stecko-Haley (Starter: 7-3, 3.08 ERA).

Projections

(Picks in bold)

Friday Games

6/01 2) UCF vs. 3) Missouri State, 2 p.m. ET

6/01 1) Miami vs. 4) Stony Brook, 7 p.m. ET

Saturday Games

6/02 4) Stony Brook vs. 3) Missouri State, 2 p.m. ET

6/02 1) Miami vs. 2) UCF, 7 p.m. ET

Sunday Games

6/03 2) UCF vs. 3) Missouri State, 2 p.m. ET

6/03 1) Miami vs. 3) Missouri State, 7 p.m. ET

Super Regional matchup: at LSU.

How It Goes

Don’t be surprised if you see some low-scoring affairs down in Coral Gables this weekend with three of the top-12 nationally in team ERA – Missouri State at No. 1 (2.51), Stony Brook at 6th (2.87) and Miami at 12th (2.99). Relative to the regional, the Bears are rated the most dangerous 3-seed according to Boyd’s World. It’s not a stretch to say Stony Brook is a formidable 4-seed for the ‘Canes, who grabbed the last regional host. Miami might just be peaking at the right time after winning their division in the ACC Tournament and getting star catcher Peter O’Brien back (.348 BA/10 HR/39 RBI) from an injury that sidelined him from mid-April to the second game in Greensboro last week. It’s all about the Hurricanes’ bats, as they can throw out a pitching rotation and bullpen with anybody in the country, and they seize the home-field advantage to advance on this weekend.