Saturday, November 19, 2011

#10 MIT Wins "Battle of the Engineers"

The #10 MIT Engineers dominated visiting RPI Engineers 104-75 this afternoon in Rockwell Cage. After a slow start, Tech would go on to score their most points in a game in 20 years. RPI, a 17-8 team last season, pressured MIT throughout the game, but couldn't keep up with Tech's 60 points inside the paint.

6'8" Northeast All-Region big-man Will Tashman is averaging 15 ppg and 10 rpg through three games (Pic: Shri Ganeshram)

MIT had three players score over twenty points, including All-American Noel Hollingsworth with 28 points and 15 rebounds on 12-of-14 shooting. Senior Billy Bender tied a career-high of 24 points, along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists, and All-Region performer Will Tashman dropped in 23 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.

Two-time All-Conference selection and former Northeast Region Rookie of the Year Mitchell Kates runs the show (Pic: Shri Ganeshram)

Mitchell Kates led the way at point again dishing out 9 assists with 3 steals, and sharp-shooter Jamie Karraker netted 12 points in just 18 minutes.  MIT out-rebounded RPI by 22 as they move to 3-0 on the season.

Head Coach Larry Anderson in his 17th season at MIT (Pic: Shri Ganeshram)

Tech next travels across the river to Emmanuel College on Tuesday for 7:00pm EST tip-off.