Monday, January 9, 2012

#4 MIT Wins 14th Straight

The #4 ranked Engineers took care of business in their second NEWMAC contest, downing visiting Wheaton College 87-54 Saturday afternoon for their 10th victory of over 20 or more points. MIT is tops in the nation with an average margin of victory of 25.8 points.

The MIT 6th Man Club has a lot to cheer about with the success of their men's and women's teams (Pic: Tom Gearty)
Leading the way was sharp-shooter Jamie Karraker who connected on 8 three-pointers for a game-high 24 points. Karraker is currently tops in the nation in total three-pointers made this season (66) and is third in the conference in scoring at 16.5 points per game. Two-time All-Conference point guard Mitchell Kates pitched in 15 points with 3 assists and 2 steals.

Karraker is 33 three-pointers shy of the single-season three-point record (Pic: Tom Gearty)

MIT also saw many contributions from its bench against the Lyons, including dominating performances from the underclassmen big-men. Freshmen Dennis Levene, Matt Redfield, Andrew Acker, and Sophomore Will Dickson, who all stand 6'7" or taller, combined for 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.

6'8" Freshman Andrew Acker is a reason why the Engineers have an extremely bright future (Pic: Tom Gearty) 

The Engineers travel to New London, CT on Wednesday to take on the Coast Guard Academy and go for their 15th victory in a row, which would tie the program record.