Monday, January 27, 2014

Game Preview: MIT vs. Emmanuel

MIT vs. Emmanuel 
Monday, Jean Yawkey Center - Boston, MA 7pm

Live Stats | Video

Probable Starters:
MIT (12-4, 4-2) Ht. PPG RPG Emmanuel (4-12, 2-8) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 13.1 9.0 Lyndon Harewood 6'6" 4.2 3.8
Andrew Acker 6'8" 11.6 10.6 John Clay 6'1" 7.6 7.2
Dennis Levene 6'8" 4.5 4.4 Alex Myers 6'1" 5.1 2.2
Justin Pedley 6'6" 14.8 1.5 Josh Welles  6'0" 6.4 1.8
Dakota Pierce 6'3" 4.5 1.8 Kyle Smith 5'10" 10.3 2.2 apg

A Look at Emmanuel:
Emmanuel is an extremely fast, talented, and quick team. Scoring in transition is the Saints' main offense, as they will push the ball hard and look to score quickly. In the half-court, Emmanuel will look to score just off the first or second pass, and their first priority is getting to the rim. If their quick-hit sets don't work, they will look to go 1-on-1 late in the shot clock.

Defensively Emmanuel will use their quickness to disrupt the opposing offense. Look for Emmanuel to implement a full-court press as well as a mixture of defenses against MIT's height. 

MIT Outlasts Emerson 71-66

Box Score

MIT and Emerson combined for 68 points in the paint and 68 rebounds in a battle around the basket for 40 minutes, with the Engineers prevailing at the end 71-66. MIT held the advantage in both categories (40-28 points in the paint, 38-30 rebounds), which helped them seal the win after another poor performance from beyond the three (just 4-of-17).

Leading the way for MIT was 6'8" Co-Captain Matt Redfield with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal, and a dunk. Fellow 6'8" co-captain Andrew Acker notched a double-double as well with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Ryan Frankel netted 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 3-of-3 from three, along with 6 assists and 3 boards.

MIT moves to 12-4 (4-2) and takes on Emmanuel College tonight in a non-conference matchup.