Saturday, November 15, 2014

MIT- 52 Harvard-73 (Exhibition)

Box Score

#25 ranked Division I Harvard shot 55% from the field, 54% from three, and 82% from the free-throw line to take away the 73-52 victory versus #16 ranked Division III MIT. MIT took a 22-21 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half before Harvard went on a 21-5 run.

MIT grabbed 24 rebounds to Harvard's 27, despite MIT not having Preseason All-American Matt Redfield playing.

MIT saw many bright spots in this preseason tuneup (the game counted as an exhibition for MIT and a real game for Harvard) versus the 4-time Ivy League champions. 6'6" Jr. Justin Pedley scored 19 points including three threes to lead all scorers. 6'8" Sophomore Tim Butala added 16 points while fellow big-man Andrew Acker scored 8 points and a game-high 9 rebounds despite foul trouble in the first half. Junior co-captain Ryan Frankel paced the Engineers with 5 assists and 3 steals.

(all pictures courtesy of Robert Krawitz)

Larry Anderson begins his 20th season at MIT

Junior co-captain Ryan Frankel blows by Harvard's Siyani Chambers

MIT hit the boards hard and out-rebounded Harvard offensively
Senior All-NEWMAC selection Andrew Acker tallied 8 points and a game-high 9 rebounds

6'8" Sophomore Tim Butala scored 16 points for the Engineers

6'8" Dennis Levene played solid defense on Harvard's best player Wesley Saunders

6'6" sharp-shooter Justin Pedley lead all scorers with 19 points