Thursday, February 27, 2014

MIT Advances to Conference Semi-Finals

#4 MIT defeated #5 Emerson last night in Rockwell Cage 64-56 to earn the quarter-final victory and advance to the semis.

Despite only shooting 34% from the field, MIT finally got hot from three (44%), limited their turnovers (only 8), and out-rebounded the Lyons 42-34 to secure the win.

MIT received stellar play off the bench from Freshman Dakota Pierce, who led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and connected on 4 three-pointers. 6'8" Andrew Acker registered his 12th double-double of the season with a 17-point, 13-rebound performance to go along with 3 assists and 2 steals. Point Guard Ryan Frankel continued his dominance leading the offense, scoring 14 points on a perfect 3-of-3 from three while playing the entire game.

MIT faces nationally-ranked and #1 seed WPI on Saturday in the NEWMAC semi-finals.