Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#10 MIT Handles Emmanuel 79-46

The MIT Basketball team, ranked as the 10th best team in the nation out of over 400 teams in Division III, took care of business against Emmanuel College tonight with a 79-46 win. Tech dished out an incredible 26 assists on 31 makes, held the Saints to just 26% shooting, and out-rebounded their opponents by 17.

Sharp-shooter Jamie Karraker was tenth in the nation last season in three-point field goals made (Pic: Tom Gearty)

Junior Jamie Karraker, one of the best three-point shooters in the nation last season, scorched the nets early on, nailing five trifectas in just 3 minutes. Karraker, who is averaging almost four three-pointers a game at 44%, went on to hit seven three's and led all scorers with 23 points.

Junior Dan Mccue, who has undergone five hip surgeries and was told he'd never play again by doctors, has played a major leadership role this year as captain (Pic: Tom Gearty)

Senior Billy Bender came off a career-night versus RPI to fill the stat-sheet again with 21 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals, while All-Region big-man Will Tashman notched his second double-double in a row with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Former Regional Rookie of the Year Mitchell Kates led the efficient offense again, dishing out 8 assists on the night, while All-American Noel Holllingsworth, drawing double and triple teams that left other teammates open, grabbed 9 caroms off the glass.

The Engineers take Thursday off for Thanksgiving, then meet Suffolk University at home on Saturday at 2pm.