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Gameday: UConn vs. Miami | 8:49 p.m., CBS
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The UConn Huskies are 40 minutes away from the program’s fifth national championship game. A frisky Miami team that has taken down plenty of giants on its way to Houston faces another one tonight at NRG Stadium.
The eyes of the nation await an appearance from Jordan Hawkins, who missed yesterday’s shootaround with a reported stomach illness. His teammates expressed confidence he’d be ready to play today. We are receiving reports that he had some toast this morning.
Gameday Preview & Info
TV: CBS, 8:49 p.m. ET
Radio: UConn Sports Network
Odds: UConn -5.5, over/under 149
KenPom Predicted Score: No. 4 UConn 80, No. 5 Miami 73 | 75 percent win probability
Like the Gonzaga matchup, the Huskies face an opponent whose offensive capabilities match their own. The Hurricanes are fifth in KenPom in offensive efficiency and 104th defensively, whereas UConn is third and 11th, respectively.
Led by the dominant trio of Isaiah Wong, Nijel Pack, and Jordan Miller, the Hurricanes are a dangerous shooting team. They have a slight edge on UConn there and also in turnovers and getting to the free-throw line.
The Huskies take the edge in most of the defensive categories, though Miami does foul less on average.