Saturday, January 15, 2011

MIT Back on Track With Conference Win

Image Courtesy of Dawn Anderson

After struggling through the last two weeks of play, MIT got back on track this afternoon with a strong 77-63 win over conference foe Clark University. MIT came out strong, building a double-digit lead in the first half behind 6-8 shooting from 3. They took a 37-24 lead into the halftime break. The second half was played much more tightly, but MIT was able to deny any type of Clark run to allow for the comfortable win. MIT shot over 56% for the game, including 67% in the second half. The were stellar from outside also, converting 12 of 18 3-point attempts. In addtion to their offensive prowess, the Engineers controlled the paint, outrebounding Clark 39-17 and allowing only two second chance points.

Playing one of his best games of the year was Mitchell Kates, who scored 17 points on 5-6 shooting, also adding 5 assists (with just 2 turnovers). Will Tashman was also big for MIT, with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

The full game boxscore can be found at the Official MIT Athletics website.

MIT continues NEWMAC play in their next contest as they travel to Springfield College on Wednesday, January 19, for a 7:00 PM tip.