Thursday, February 11, 2010

MIT Rallies, Anderson Picks-Up 200th Win

Much like in their first meeting of the season, MIT used a late charge to comeback to beat Clark tonight in NEWMAC action at Rockwell Cage. Clark led for much of the game, but MIT made their shots down the stretch, including some big 3s by freshman guard Jimmy Burke, who scored 14 points including four 3s.

Clark came out of the gates playing good defense and limiting MIT's opportunities. They led by as many as 8 in the first half, including a 6 point lead at halftime. MIT continued their sluggish play coming out in the second half, trading baskets with Clark for the first five minutes. The Engineers would come to life, however going on a 6-0 spurt to draw within one with 13 minutes to play. Clark would cling to their lead for the next 6 minutes, until a huge three by Burke gave MIT their first lead since the opening minutes of the game. MIT would not relinquish the lead, although the game would remain tight, and made their FTs down the stretch to account for the final score of 59-52.

Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth was solid as usual for the Engineers, scoring 20 points on 8-10 shooting, while also picking up 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Freshman point guard Mitchell Kates had a very efficient evening, scoring 13 points on 4-4 shooting. Will Tashman, another freshman, added 8 points and 8 rebounds for the Engineers. Coach Larry Anderson picked up his 200th career win (all at MIT) and is the first coach to do so in the programs 110 year history. On the season, MIT improves to 20-2, 19-1 in DIII, and 8-1 in the NEWMAC.

Official MIT Release

MIT hosts the US Coast Guard Academy at 2:00 PM this Saturday, February 13.