Sunday, December 1, 2013

MIT Defense Shuts Down Rhode Island

The MIT Engineers held Rhode Island College, who was ranked #22 in the national preseason poll, to 26.9% shooting from the field and just 38 points yesterday afternoon in the 54-38 win at Rockwell Cage. MIT's defensive performance ranks as one of the top performances for the Engineers in the last decade (MIT held two teams to 38 points: John Abbott in 2009-2010 and Gordon in 2011-2012; and two teams to 34 points: Wheelock in 2012-2013 and Polytechnic in 2003-2004). The Engineers also out-rebounded the Anchormen 42-28.

MIT held RIC to just 14 second-half points (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
MIT had four players in double-figures. 6'8" Matt Redfield led the way with 14 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks, while his 6'8" teammate Andrew Acker added 11 points and 12 rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting from the field. Justin Pedley added 11 points while Freshman Dakota Pierce went 2-of-3 from three for 10 points. Junior point guard Paul Dawson paced the Engineers with 6 assists on the afternoon.

6'6" Sophomore Russell Johnson nails the jumper (Pic: Robert Krawitz)
MIT moves to 4-2 on the season and travels to University of Massachusetts - Boston on Tuesday for the 7pm tip off.