Miami Hurricanes have to get out on Loyola’s three point shooters

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Ty Jerome
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Ty Jerome /
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Guard Cameron Satterwhite is the only player other than Krutwig in the rotation that is not a three-point threat for Loyola. Despite their lofty three-point percentage, the Ramblers can be prone to off nights and shut down from beyond the arc.

Loyola made a third or less of their three-point shots in ten of their 33 games this season. Three of those came in the final four games of the season, including the first two games of the MVC Tournament.

Loyola was 7-27 on threes in the final game of the regular season against Illinois State and they were 13-34 combined in Missouri Valley Conference Tournament victories over Northern Iowa and Bradley in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

Although among the Nation’s best teams defending the three-point shot the Hurricanes have been susceptible against the three this season. Miami has allowed teams to shoot 35 percent or better 17 times this season. Teams shot below 35 percent from three in 14 games.

The Hurricanes can overcome an opponents hot hand from distance and win. During their four game winning streak to end the regular season, teams still made 39.3 percent of their three-point attempts.

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The Hurricanes were far more successful when shooting the ball well this season. During the four game winning streak Miami shot 42 percent on three-point attempts. They made just six of 25 from three in the 82-65 loss to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.