Saturday, January 18, 2014

MIT Survives Coast Guard Battle 53-49

Box Score

After holding Coast Guard to just 17 first half points, MIT survived the Bears' comeback in the second-half with key free-throws down the stretch, securing the 53-49 win.

Acker went for his seventh double-double of the season (Pic: Tom Gearty)
MIT's shooting woes from beyond the arc continued (shooting just 2-of-10 from three) as well as their ability to take care of the ball (the Engineers had 18 turnovers). Despite these troubles, MIT went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the last seconds to secure their 10th win of the season.

Redfield continues to be one of the top threats in the NEWMAC (Pic: Tom Gearty)
Leading the way for the Engineers was 6'8" Junior co-captain Andrew Acker with 20 points and 12 rebounds. 6'8" Junior Matt Redfield added 13 points and 6 rebounds, while 6'6" Sophomore Justin Pedley added 10 points after nailing MIT's only two three-pointers.

MIT takes on Springfield on Saturday at 2pm.