Friday, December 16, 2011

Statistically Speaking

This is is how MIT Hoops stacks up with the over 400 teams in Division III. Only categories where the team is ranked in the top 25 in the nation are listed. Statistics are through Dec. 11 (does not include Wheelock game). 


Statistic Value Nation
Scoring Margin26.81
Reb. Margin15.92
Scoring Defense55.610
FG% Defense36.914

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"MIT Off to Best Start in Program History"

Women's Team Off to Hot Start

The MIT Women's Team will go for 4-in-a-row on Dec. 30th (Pic: Tom Gearty)

The MIT Women's Basketball squad has also started the season in strong fashion. The Engineers are currently 6-3 overall and 3-1 in conference, including two dramatic wins over WPI and Coast Guard Academy, as well as a dominating victory over academic rival CalTech 100-26. Led by Head Coach Sonia Raman, Tech looks to extend their 3-game win streak against Simmons College on December 30th at Rockwell Cage.

Senior Arni Lehto Wins Design Competition

An overflowing crowd of over 1,200 packed Kresge for the popular competition (Pic: 2.009 Website)
Senior Arni Lehto and his mechanical engineering design team recently participated in and were crowned winners in MIT's 2.009 Competition. This competition, the culmination of semester-long work in 2.009, MIT's Product Engineering Processes class, involves teams that "design and build working alpha prototypes of new products."

Lehto's team, who created a bicycle helmet "vending machine" in HelmetHub, beat out seven other teams' designs, which included a sonar-operated faucet, a heating and cooling unit for paraplegics, and an electric power boost for mechanical wheelchairs. Lehto's presentation in front of a packed Kresge Auditorium can be watched below (Lehto speaks from 2:12-6:18).

Lehto has been part of all three MIT conference championships (Pic: Tom Gearty)

Lehto, a native of Finland, is a four-year member of the men's hoops squad and a two-time Academic All-Conference selection. He and senior Billy Bender will graduate as MIT Basketball's all-time winningest class, and currently hold a record of 75-23 (.765).