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The Hurricanes close out their OOC Schedule tonight (7PM ESPN3) Vs the Princeton Tigers of the Ivy League.

UM (10-1) will kick off ACC play this weekend with a visit from Syracuse (2:30 PM Saturday).

The Tigers (7-3) are led by 6'4 F Henry Caruso (17.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg).

Look for the 'Canes to use their considerable size advantage down low in this one.

Game Info (Courtesy UM):

The Game

No. 13/16 Miami wraps up the non-conference slate on Tuesday, Dec. 29 when the Hurricanes face the Princeton Tigers at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.

The Broadcasts

Catch the game on ESPN3 with Ted Sarandis and Sean Harrington making the call. Also check out the game on 1080 WHIM radio with Joe Zagacki, the Voice of the Hurricanes.

The Coach

Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 571-384 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 101-50 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 41-29 mark in ACC play.

The Polls  (as of Dec. 28)

AP: Miami -13, Princeton - NR

USA TODAY: Miami - 16,  Princeton - NR

KenPom.com: Miami - 11, Princeton - 116

NCAA RPI: Miami -15, Princeton - 167

The Weather

Game day temperatures: Coral Gables - 83/75;  Princeton, N.J.- 54/43.

The Series

Miami is 1-1 in the all-time series against Princeton, which dates back to the 1948-49 season. The Canes played the Tigers in back-to-back games in Miami, winning the first  game 37-35 on Dec. 28, 1948. Miami lost the second matchup with Princeton in double overtime, 62-55, on Dec. 29.