Sunday, October 19, 2014

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.