Saturday, February 1, 2014

Redfield, Acker Power MIT Past Wheaton

The 6'8" Junior power-duo of Matt Redfield and Andrew Acker powered MIT past Wheaton College Wednesday evening, leading the Engineers to a 75-57 conference win. The two dominating forces combined for 45 points on 16-of-21 shooting (76%), 25 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals, and 2 dunks.

MIT as a team shot 52.2% from the field, and out-rebound the Lyons 42-25. After a first half which saw the two teams nearly tied at half-time, MIT's nationally-ranked defense went on to hold Wheaton to 37% from the field and 0-of-7 from three in the second half.

6'6" sharp-shooting Sophomore Justin Pedley netted 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three, while Sophomore point guard Ryan Frankel paced the Engineers with 5 assists.

MIT moves to 14-4 on the season, 5-2 in conference, and faces Clark University on Saturday.