Thursday, February 2, 2012

MIT Moves to 19-1 While Hollingsworth Hits 1,000 Points

The #5 MIT Men's Basketball squad took care of business at Wheaton last night with a commanding 85-56 victory to solidify their first place standing in the NEWMAC at 7-1 (19-1 overall). Tech jumped out on the Lyons 34-7 fifteen minutes into the game, and never looked back. Despite going cold from three (4-21), MIT shot a staggering 81% from inside the arc (29-36) for the game.

Noel Hollingsworth becomes the 25th player to reach the 1,000-point milestone for MIT (Pic: Tom Gearty)

Leading the way once again was current NEWMAC Player of the Week Noel Hollingsworth, netting a game-high 19 points with 9 boards, 4 blocks and 3 assists. The 6'9" Center also hit the career 1,000-point mark on his 12th point of the night. Teammate Mitchell Kates hit the mark last week, while Junior Jamie Karraker is inches away with 992 points.

Junior Dan Mccue led the scoring surge for Tech with back-to-back triples in the first half (Pic: Tom Gearty)
Following suit with a dominating performance was 6'8" Will Tashman, who registered his ninth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell Kates also contributed 17 points with 4 steals and 3 assists, while Senior Billy Bender pitched in 13. 

MIT takes on 2nd place Springfield at their place this Saturday at 2pm.