Sunday, March 6, 2011

MIT Unable to Maintain Momentum, Fall to Rochester

Image Courtesy of Dawn Anderson

Despite holding Rochester scoreless the opening 6.5 minutes of the contest, and leading 25-20 at the half, MIT fell to Rochester in the second round of the NCAA tourney this evening, 60-52. The Engineers got off to a hot defensive start, leading by as many as 10 early, but seemingly ran out of gas in the second half.

Leading the Engineers was senior forward Eric Zuk, who scored a season-high 15 points, in his last collegiate game. Will Tashman was also solid with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Mitch Kates contributed 14 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds.

Full game recap and boxscore can be found at the official MIT Athletics website.

MIT closes out the season with their 3rd straight 20-win season, and 4th in 6 seasons. They return everyone except the aforementioned Zuk, and therefore should be contenders for the NEWMAC championship and on the national scene once again next season.