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Eckel looks for surging Princeton to pummel Cornell in final Jadwin home game

Mark Eckel

Cornell at Princeton (-11.5), 6 p.m.

Don’t look now but Princeton is getting on a roll just in time for next weekend’s Ivy League Tournament.

The Tigers (14-12, 9-4) have moved into a tie for second place in the league with Harvard, who's home for first-place Yale Saturday night.

Princeton would have sole possession of second if not for an ugly 73-62 loss at Cornell earlier this season. The Tigers can make amends for that loss Saturday night.

Cornell (6-20, 3-10) has fallen on hard times. The Big Red is 0-14 on the road this season and has lost seven of their last eight games and nine of their last 11 overall.

Princeton is 4-2 in its last six games, but the two losses were a one-point decision at Harvard and a three-point decision at Yale.

The Pick: The Tigers are not going to get swept by Cornell. And the fact they lost to the Big Red earlier will have Mitch Henderson’s squad looking to pour it on in the final game of the season at Jadwin Gym. Take the Tigers and lay the big line. This is a blowout waiting to happen.

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