Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MIT Basketball Ranked #16 in Preseason Poll

After another historic season in 2014-2015 and with no seniors graduating, MIT earned the #16 spot in the Top-25 Preseason Poll by

This is MIT's fourth highest preseason ranking, after being ranked #1 in the country in '12-'13, #10 in '11-'12, and #15 in '10-'11.

The NEWMAC has three teams in the Top 25 poll (WPI #12, Babson #23), with Springfield on the edge with 47 Top 25 votes. The NEWMAC is tied for the highest number of teams in the Top 25 in the country (tied with the CCIW).

Check out the poll here

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MIT Tops in World in Latest University Rankings

MIT maintained its position as the #1 university in the world in the 2014-2015 QS World University rankings

In addition, US News & World Report came out with their first ever world rankings this year, with MIT coming in at #2. The publication also ranked MIT's undergraduate engineering and business programs as #1 and #2, respectively, in the nation. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

MIT Basketball Releases 2014-2015 Schedule

Another season and another robust schedule is ahead of MIT Basketball this year, beginning November 14th with an exhibition match versus Division I Harvard. Harvard reached the 3rd Round of the Division I NCAA Tournament last season, falling one game shy of the Sweet 16 with a loss to Michigan State. 

MIT will then face off against some of the toughest programs in the highly competitive New England region during their non-conference slate, beginning with Gordon College (who was also one game shy of the Division III Sweet 16 last season). 

MIT begins play in the powerpacked NEWMAC conference on January 7th versus Clark University. The NEWMAC sent 4 teams to the NCAA Tournament last season, the most of any conference in the country.

Online schedule can be found here

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MIT Basketball Announces '14-'15 Freshman Class

From MIT Athletics Sports Information:

MIT Men's Basketball 2014-15 Freshman Class
Samson Donick (6-1, 195, Tiburon, Calif., Redwood High School): Four-time letterwinner and a three-year starter for Redwood High School … averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists as a senior … two-time All-Marin County Athletic League … team captain and MVP as a senior … also played one year in prep school at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut … helped lead that team to an 18-3 record and a Founders League Championship … National Merit Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction. 

Spencer Rust (6-9, 195, Alamo, Calif., Monte Vista High School): League MVP … averaged 15.2 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game … second team all-state … first team all-section … helped lead his team to the California Division I State Championship … National Honor Society … California Scholarship Federation … National Spanish Honor Society.

Andy Wang (6-4, 200, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pine Crest School): Three letters in basketball … averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game … team captain as a senior … helped lead his team to the state 3A semifinals in 2011 … National English Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Rho Kappa … Beta Club … National Merit Finalist … National AP Scholar.

Read more here

MIT Assistant Tom Glynn Lands Head Coaching Position

MITHoops.NET congratulates MIT Associate Head Coach Tom Glynn on being named the newest head basketball coach at Nichols College. Glynn came to MIT with a wealth of experience and helped MIT over the past two years continue its performance as one of the nation's best programs.

Read more here.

Glynn is the third MIT assistant coach in the last 6 years to earn a head coaching position.

We wish Coach Glynn all the best in his coaching career and thank him for his service to MIT Basketball and the MIT Community.

MIT Falls Short in NCAA Tournament

The MIT Engineers' season came to a 76-53 end Friday at the hands of Plattsburgh State and a career night by Cardinal junior Ezra Hodgson. 6'4" Hodgson connected on six three-pointers for a career-high 27 points, stunning the #1-ranked defense in the nation in front of a Plattsburgh home crowd of 1,000. 

MIT shot just 5-of-22 from beyond the arc and committed 17 turnovers on the night, versus the Cardinal's 11 three-pointers and only 5 turnovers. The much bigger MIT was able to win the rebound battle 37-31. 

6'8" Junior Andrew Acker finished with a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double (his 13th of the season), and 6'6" Sophomore Justin Pedley pitched in 10. 

The Engineers end their season 20-9, with their 6th consecutive 20-win season, 6th consecutive season winning either the Regular Season or Tournament NEWMAC Championship, and 6th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. They graduate no seniors this year.