The first time Miami and Virginia hooked up this season it went the way of the Cavaliers 71-58 on February 5 as Miami will look to get revenge with the tilt in the state of Florida on Saturday.
The Cavaliers have entered playing some of their best defense of the season with 63 points or fewer allowed in 8 of their last 11 games and are still the slowest team in the country in possessions per game.
Miami has done a lot of things to be one of the more demonstrative outliers among power conference college basketball teams this season but get second chance opportunities is not one of them, getting a rebound on 20.1% of their missed shots, which is 331st in the country.
Virginia overall has been a below average 3-point shooting team, ranked 257th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage, which dips to 28.7% in road games and overall are blocking nine percent of opponents shot attempts, which ranks 16th in the country.
In the first matchup between these teams it took both teams shooting a combined 57% from the floor and an 8-of-15 3-point shooting performance from Virginia to get 129 total points on the board.
This may not be a traditional Virginia team but the slow style remains steady and on Saturday it will lead to another patented rock fight.
The Play: Virginia vs Miami Total Under 130
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