How Miami basketball performed versus 2022 NCAA Tournament teams

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The games against Virginia Tech this season were tight. Miami needed a Charlie Moore three-point shot from beyond half court at the buzzer to win at Virginia Tech in January. A Darius Maddox three-point shot with 12 seconds left gave the Hokies an epic comeback over the Miami basketball team in Coral Gables.

Virginia Tech rallied from eight points down with less than two minutes remaining for the win. The biggest difference for Miami in the two games against Virginia Tech was three-point shooting. Miami shot a blistering 11 for 18 from three in their win over Virginia Tech and a respectable six for 16 in the loss.

In tight games, little things often matter between winning and losing. The Miami basketball team played its most complete game of the season crushing North Carolina 85-57 at the Watsco Center in January. The Hurricanes took a 49-22 lead at halftime before cruising to victory in the second half over the Tar Heels.

Miami shot 46.4 percent from the floor, made 13 of 28 three-point shots and forced 14 North Carolina turnovers in the dominant victory. North Carolina shot 33.8 percent from the floor and made just six of 30 three-point shots in their second-worst loss of the season. Three Hurricanes scored at least 20 points in the win.