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Miami to Face Marist in Opening Round of O'Reily Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Miami to Face Marist in Opening Round of O'Reily Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Sept. 5, 2007

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Kicking off a four-day, three-game tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the University of Miami men’s basketball team will face 2007 MAAC Regular Season Champion Marist in the opening round of the 2007 O’Reily Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off held Nov. 15-18.

The inaugural eight-team field will feature four postseason tournament teams from a year ago including NCAA Tournament participants Virginia Commonwealth and Arkansas and National Invitation Tournament participants Marist and Providence.

Also slated to appear in San Juan are Temple, College of Charleston and Houston.

Presented by ESPN Regional Television and ESPNU in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, all 12 games of the four-day tournament will be featured on ESPN2 or ESPNU including Miami’s first-round match-up with Marist which will be broadcast on ESPNU at 11:30 a.m.

For ticket information please contact the Hurricane Ticket Office online at www.hurricanesports.com or by calling 1-800-GO-CANES.