Friday, March 2, 2012

Tech Takes Down Skidmore in 1st Round of NCAA Tourney

The MIT Basketball squad defeated Skidmore College tonight, 62-55, in the 1st Round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament. Hosted by Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, MIT's sixth NCAA Tournament game ever saw the Engineers out-rebound Skidmore 40-23.

1st Team All-Conference point guard Mitchell Kates dominated the game with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. Preseason All-American Noel Hollingsworth netted 17 points and 6 rebounds, while fellow 1st Team All-Conference selection Will Tashman had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the double-double.

MIT takes on Farmingdale State tomorrow at 7:00PM in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. This will be a rematch of the 2008-2009 NCAA Tournament, when MIT lost to Farmingdale State in the 2nd Round in MIT's first NCAA Tournament in program history.