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CORAL GABLES (AP) — Angel Rodriguez scored 14 points and No. 13 Miami withstood an upset bid, beating Princeton 76-64 on Tuesday night.
Davon Reed finished with 13 points and Ja’Quan Newton scored all of his 13 in the second half for the Hurricanes (11-1).
Rodriguez’s two free throws and 3-pointer during a 1-minute stretch late in the second half put the Hurricanes ahead for good. Rodriguez’s conversion from behind the arc with 5:02 left gave Miami a 62-58 lead.
Amir Bell scored 17 points and Devin Cannady added 13 points for the Tigers (7-4).
Ivan Cruz Uceda scored five points during a 10-0 run midway through the second half that helped the Hurricanes erase a six-point deficit. Cruz Uceda’s corner 3-pointer with 8:02 remaining capped the run and put Miami ahead 57-53.
Princeton responded with five straight points for its last lead, 58-57.
The Tigers built a three-point lead at halftime then outscored Miami 9-6 in the first 4:19 of the second half. Bell’s layup and 3-pointer helped the Tigers extend their lead to 39-33.
Princeton closed the first half on an 11-1 run. Bell’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with .04 seconds left put the Tigers up 30-27.
Despite shooting 39 percent from the field in the first half, Princeton scored 13 points off seven Miami turnovers.
The schools met for the first time in 67 years, when they split two games in 1947-48.
Princeton: Cannady is the Ivy League co-player of the week after his 17-point effort in the Tigers’ 89-77 win over Bucknell on Dec. 22. Cannady shared the recognition with Dartmouth’s Evan Boudreaux.
Miami: All 10 of the Hurricanes’ scholarship players already have scored in double figures in at least one game this season. Ten of Miami’s 11 scholarship players accomplished the feat in 2014-15.
Princeton visits Hampton on Sunday.
Miami hosts Syracuse on Saturday.
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