Saturday, November 26, 2011

#10 MIT Wins 5th Straight

All-Region Junior Will Tashman notched his third straight double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
The nationally ranked #10 MIT Engineers topped Suffolk University 81-59 this evening in Rockwell Cage to continue their perfect 5-0 season. Tech's defensive pressure led to 14 steals while offensively the reigning NEWMAC Champions shot a sizzling 71% from inside the arc.

The #10 Engineers are a perfect 5-0, with an average margin of victory of over 24 points (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
Two-time All-Conference selection Mitchell Kates led the show with 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Jamie Karraker, one of the nation's best three-point shooters, connected on four treys to reach 16 points on the night.

Former Northeast Rookie of the Year Mitchell Kates converts on a steal, 2 of his 22 points (Pic: Robert Krawitz)

Last year's All-Region big-man Will Tashman registered his third double-double in a row, tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds along with a game-high 4 assists, while All-American Noel Hollingsworth added 10 points in just 19 minutes of action.

6'8" high-flying freshman Matt Redfield throws down. Redfield also had three monster blocks on the night (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
MIT travels across the Charles River to face Emerson College on Tuesday at 7pm. Emerson is coached by former Boston College and Ohio State head coach Jim O'Brien.

MIT vs. Suffolk Highlights: