Monday, March 19, 2012

MIT Falls to UW-Whitewater in Final Four, Ends Historic Season

Mitchell Kates had memorable performances throughout the NCAA Tournament (Pic: Robert Krawitz)

The #3 MIT Engineers fell to #8 UW-Whitewater 71-56 in the Division III Final Four in Salem, Virginia Friday night. Tech, tied with the Warhawks 26-26 at halftime, couldn't overcome a 7-minute scoreless drought in the second half. 1st-Team All-American Chris Davis led UW-Whitewater with 30 points.

Will Tashman's double-double earned him a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
Will Tashman knotted 15 points and 14 rebounds while being named to the 2012 NCAA All-Tournament team. Mitchell Kates scored 12 points along with 5 rebounds and 4 assists, while Billy Bender scored 11 points after sitting out the past three games with a fractured orbital. Noel Hollingsworth had 10 points and 3 rebounds in the loss.

Freshman Paul Dawson ignited a run for the Engineers in the first half (Pic: Robert Krawitz)

Head Coach Larry Anderson will have a formidable squad for next season (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
MIT ends the their historic year with a 29-2 record, their best ever, and bids farewell to seniors Billy Bender, Arni Lehto, and Dan Mccue.

MIT fans flocked to Salem with MIT President Susan Hockfield (Pic: Robert Krawitz)

Those who couldn't make it to Virginia packed the Z-Center to watch the game (Pic: Robert Krawitz)