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Despite the fact that Bennett declared in his inaugural speech as the
The Cavaliers start with Mustapha Farrakhan, who was a non-factor his first three seasons, never averaging more than 6.5 ppg, and never shooting better than 36% from the field. Now in his senior year he’s suddenly hitting 52% of his 2s, 38.4% of his 3s, and averaging better than 13 points per game. Freshman guard Joe Harris averages 10.3 with the majority of his shots coming from beyond the arc. Plus, he’s a matchup problem at 6’6". Freshman guard K.T. Harrell is another 3-pt specialist, connecting on 44% of his attempts. Only
Vegas has the Noles as a 12 point favorite, while Pomeroy has it at 11. With the short turnaround between games, the Cavaliers ability to slow the game to a crawl, and their dependence on the 3-pointer, this is a game which could likely be much closer. Tip off is at 3 pm on Sunshine.