MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Mens Basketball Captures Kainan Invitational Title for the Second TimeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens basketball team recently spent nine days in Taiwan, participating in the 5th Annual Kainan University International Basketball Invitational tournament, an eight team tournament in which the squad competed against a number of collegiate teams from the region. The Engineers, as they did in their first trip to Taiwan in 2006, captured the Tournament crown, clinching the title with a 98-81 win over Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC) in the final.
MIT Mens Basketball Makes Return Trip to TaiwanCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second time in the last five years, the MIT men's basketball team will travel abroad to Taiwan to participate in the Fifth Annual Kainan University International Basketball Invitational. The Engineers will spend nine days on the northeast coast of Taiwan while competing in the eight-team tournament, which will be held from May 24-27. Tech first made the trip to Taiwan in 2006 as it captured the inaugural championship title.
Johnson Selected to Play in NEBCA Senior All-Star GameCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT mens basketball senior co-captain, Billy Johnson, has been selected to participate in the New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) Division III All-Star game. The game will be played at Babson College on Sunday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. Johnson is one of 30 seniors from across New England slated to play in Sundays game and becomes the second straight MIT player to participate, as Jimmy Bartolotta was selected to the 2009 squad.
Hollingsworth Named to Second Team All-AmericaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second consecutive season, an MIT mens basketball player has been named to the All-America team, as selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth garnered Second Team All-America accolades from the Coaches Association, one year after MIT alum, Jimmy Bartolotta was tabbed as the NABC Player of the Year.
Accolades Continue to Pour in for Hollingsworth, KatesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. After a record-setting campaign, in which they established a new Institute standard with 22 wins, the MIT mens basketball team continued to accumulate individual awards this week, as Noel Hollingsworth and Mitchell Kates were honored for their outstanding seasons. Hollingsworth was named to the All-Region First Team by both D3Hoops.com and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) while Kates was the D3Hoops Northeast Rookie of the Year.
NEWMAC Announces 2009-10 Winter Academic All-Conference TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009-10 NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Twenty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
MIT Falls Short in Overtime to DeSales, 72-64, in First Round of NCAA TournamentWAYNE, N.J. Will Tashman poured in a career-high, 21 points to go along with nine rebounds but it was not enough to propel No. 21 ranked MIT into the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Engineers dropped a hard-fought, overtime decision to DeSales University, 72-64. Noel Hollingsworth added 18 points for the Cardinal and Gray, making its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The loss brings MITs ledger to 22-5 on the year and concludes the winningest season in program history.
Hollingsworth, Kates Highlight NEWMAC Post-season Award WinnersCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its mens basketball award winners on Tuesday and a pair of Engineers received prestigious, individual recognition from the conference. Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth was named the NEWMAC Player of the Year, the second straight MIT player to take home that honor, while teammate Mitchell Kates was tabbed as the conference Rookie of the Year. Both players were also selected to the All-Conference squad, with Hollingsworth on the First Team and Kates garnering Second Team honors.
Mens Basketball Earns Bid to NCAA Tournament; Faces DeSales University in Opening RoundCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 13 ranked MIT mens basketball team had to wait until the final pairing was announced, but the Engineers will be among the field of 61 teams for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament, for the second consecutive season. The Cardinal and Grey will take on DeSales University on Friday, March 5 in the opening round of a four team regional hosted by William Paterson University. The host Pioneers will take on Albertus Magnus in the other first round match-up, with the winners advancing to play Saturday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Fridays games will be played at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. It has not yet been determined which teams will play at which time.
MIT Upset by Clark, 71-59, in NEWMAC Men's Basketball SemifinalsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Four players finished in double figures for Clark, as the fifth-seeded Cougars knocked off top seed MIT, 71-59 in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball semifinal on Saturday afternoon. Mitch Renshaws personal 7-0 run put Clark up eight points with 7:32 to go and MIT would get no closer, as the Cougars (15-12) advanced to the NEWMAC Championship game for the first time since 2003. Noel Hollingsworth led the scoring for MIT, with 30 points in the losing effort to go along with nine rebounds. Will Tashman also had 12 points and eight boards for Tech (22-4), who will await word on a possible at-large selection to the NCAA Division III tournament on Monday morning.
Mens Basketball Clinches NEWMAC Regular Season Crown with 66-62 Win over SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Mass. Senior co-captain Billy Johnson poured in a season-high 20 points and the 11th-ranked MIT Engineers made several key free throws down the stretch to down the Springfield College men's basketball team, 66-62, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon at Blake Arena. The Engineers thus clinched the NEWMAC regular-season title, with the Pride claiming second all alone.
Second-Half Comeback Falls Short as No. 11 MIT Loses to Wheaton, 84-77NORTON, Mass. Coming from as many as 13 down in the second half to within two with 36 seconds to go, the No. 11 MIT mens basketball team was unable to rally all the way back, falling to Wheaton, 84-77, in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night. The Lyons connected on 20 of 23 foul shots in the second half, including seven-of-eight in the final minute to secure the win. Mitchell Kates had a solid all-around game with 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Noel Hollingsworth scored 21 points and grabbed 11 boards, his third game of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the last four games.
No. 11 MIT Downs Coast Guard, 64-53, to Clinch Share of NEWMAC Regular Season CrownCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 11 ranked MIT mens basketball team raced out to a 23-3 lead and did not look back en route to a 64-53 win over Coast Guard in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon. The win clinches at least a share of the NEWMAC regular season title for the Cardinal and Gray, who improve to 21-2 and 9-1 in conference play, and now lead second-place Springfield by two full games in the standings. The 21 wins is a program high for a season, equaling the mark set in 2005-06 and 2008-09. Coast Guard falls to 7-14 (4-7 NEWMAC) with the loss.
Men's Basketball Rallies to Beat Clark, 59-52, to Clinch Second-Straight 20-Win SeasonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. No. 11 MIT rallied from a seven-point second-half deficit to down visiting Clark, 59-52, in New England Womens and Mens Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball action on Thursday night at Rockwell Cage. The Engineers outscored the Cougars by 13 over the final 20 minutes to improve to 20-2, reaching the 20-win plateau for the second consecutive campaign. They stand alone in first-place in the NEWMAC at 8-1. Clark drops to 12-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play with the loss. The win was also the 200th in the career of Tech head coach, Larry Anderson, who is the winningest coach in Institute history.
Hot Shooting Leads No. 12 MIT Past Babson, 67-49CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 12 ranked MIT mens basketball squad used a terrific shooting performance, knocking down 59.5% of its shots from the field, to overcome visiting Babson College, 67-49, in New England Womens and Mens Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night. The Engineers made 7-of-10 shots in the second half, including all four from beyond the arc, to improve to 19-2, including 7-1 in NEWMAC play. With the loss, Babson falls to 9-11 on the campaign and 2-6 in the conference.
Hollingsworth Named NEWMAC Player of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the fourth time this season, MIT sophomore Noel Hollingsworth has been named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week. Hollingsworth helped MIT pick up a pair of road victories last week, as the No. 12 Engineers improved to 17-2 and 6-1 in conference play. Hollingsworth averaged 23.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting over 73% from the field in wins over Coast Guard and WPI.
Men's Basketball Sweeps Season Series with WPIWorcester, Mass. Noel Hollingsworth led all players with 21 points to pace nationally-ranked MIT to a hard-fought 74-66 victory over host WPI in a NEWMAC men's basketball contest on Saturday afternoon. With the result, MIT boosts its record to 18-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play. WPI is now 14-5 on the season and 3-4 in NEWMAC action.
No. 14 Engineers Bounce Back with 78-58 Win over Coast GuardNEW LONDON, Conn. Brown University transfer sophomore Noel Hollingsworth led all scorers with 25 points leading No. 14 MIT to a 78-58 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game. The Engineers returned to the win column after suffering their first loss in conference play on Saturday, to improve to 17-2 and remain in first place in the NEWMAC at 5-1.
Wheaton Hands No. 8 MIT Its First Division III Loss of the Season, 60-57CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Wheaton College put on an impressive shooting display to hand No. 8 MIT its first conference defeat and first loss against a Division III opponent in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball action Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Brendan Dengan scored eight straight in the final two minutes, including back-to-back three-pointers to put Wheaton on top, 55-53, a lead it would not relinquish en route to the 60-57 win. The Lyons connected on 48.8% of their shots, including 10 of 19 from three-point range, to improve to 6-10 (2-4 NEWMAC) on the season. The Engineers had won their first 16 games in Division III play, with their only loss coming to Harvard University; but now see their record fall to 16-2 and 4-1 in the NEWMAC.
No. 8 MIT Downs Springfield, 67-56, In Battle of NEWMAC UnbeatensCAMBRIDGE, Mass. With first place in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on the line, the No. 8 ranked MIT mens basketball team outlasted visiting Springfield, 67-56, on Wednesday night at Rockwell Cage. Noel Hollingsworth led the way for the Engineers with 25 points and 10 rebounds as they improved to 16-1 overall and now stand alone atop the NEWMAC at 4-0. The loss was the first for the Pride in league play, as they dropped to 7-9 overall and 3-1in the conference.
No. 9 MIT Survives Conference Road Test at ClarkWorcester, Mass. - MIT, the nation's No. 9 team, erased a 14-point first half deficit and escaped with a 54-51 win over host Clark in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Athletic Center.
Balanced Scoring Leads #9 MIT Past WPI, 76-53CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Four players in double figures, led by sophomore Billy Bender with 17 points, helped MIT secure a 76-53 win over visiting WPI in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball action on Wednesday night. Noel Hollingsworth added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinal and Gray, ranked No. 9 in the country in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25, downed WPI for the first time since 2003. With the win MIT improves to 14-1 and 2-0 in NEWMAC play. WPI, which has captured at least a share of the NEWMAC regular season crown in each of the past six seasons, falls to 11-3 (0-2 NEWMAC).
Hollingsworths Scoring Binge Leads to Player of the Week AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a career day in MITs conference opener, Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week on Monday. The sophomore was also selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Player of the Week. Hollingsworth poured in 37 points on Saturday at Babson to help the nationally-ranked No. 9 Engineers improve to 13-1 on the season. This marks the third time this season the sophomore has picked up NEWMAC weekly honors.
Larry Anderson to Appear on Hoopsville Radio Show, Presented by D3Hoops.comCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Larry Anderson, head coach of the Nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT men's basketball team, will make an appearance on the popular "Hoopsville" radio show on Sunday January 10. Anderson has his Engineers off to the best start in program history at 13-1, as they are unbeaten against Division III opponents on the season. Hoopsville, presented by D3Hoops.com, is "Divisioin III basketball's weekly talk show." The program runs from 7-9 p.m. each Sunday. Coach Anderson will be appearing on the show at 7:30 on Sunday night.
Hollingsworth Carries #15 MIT Past Babson, 72-45BABSON PARK, Mass. - MIT outscored host Babson College, 45-19, in the second half, including a 31-6 run to close the game, to earn a 72-45 victory over the Beavers in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers, ranked 15th in the nation in the most recent D3hoops.com poll, improve to 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Babson drops its second in a row to fall to 5-7 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.
Hollingsworth Picks Up Conference Honors for Second Straight WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second consecutive week, Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week. Hollingsworth was also honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the Division III New England Player of the Week. In three MIT wins, the sophomore topped 30 points twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles.
MIT Tops Lesley, 88-61, to Stay PerfectCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Noel Hollingsworth scored a career-high 34 while freshman Mitchell Kates added eight assists as MIT downed Lesley, 88-61, in non-conference mens basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Hollingsworth also collected 10 rebounds to secure his seventh double-double of the campaign and help the Cardinal and Gray finish the first semester a perfect 11-0. Jesus Trejo led the way for the Lynx (3-8) with 15 points and 10 boards.
MIT Wins Hard-Fought, Overtime Battle with Salem State, 98-93CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Freshman point guard Mitchell Kates scored 22 points, including three clutch buckets in overtime, to lead the MIT mens basketball team to a 98-93 win over Salem State, in a battle of 2009 NCAA tournament teams Thursday night. Noel Hollingsworth had his second 30-point effort in the last week to help the Engineers win their second straight overtime contest and improve to a perfect 10-0 on the season. Nick Linear did his best to lead the Vikings (1-7) back in the second half, scoring 27 points on 10-14 shooting, as MIT tried numerous defenders to try to slow the junior guard.
Hollingsworth Leads MIT Past UMass-Boston, 74-54BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore forward Noel Hollingsworth notched a double-double with a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the MIT men's basketball team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 74-54, in a non-conference match-up this evening at the Clark Athletic Center. The win improves the Engineers to a perfect 9-0, while the loss drops the Beacons to 3-5.
Noel Hollingsworth Garners Conference Player of the Week AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT sophomore Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, on the strength of a 3-0 performance by the Engineers. Hollingsworth averaged 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in wins over Emerson, Newbury and Gordon College.
MIT Escapes with Overtime Win Over GordonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Billy Bender had a pair of clutch three-pointers, one at the end of regulation and one in overtime, to help lead the MIT mens basketball team to a 78-73 win over Gordon College in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Noel Hollingsworth led the way for the Engineers with 28 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation. Tech won its eighth straight and is now off to the best start in program history while Gordon falls to 4-3 with the loss.
Engineers Best Newbury, 76-50BROOKLINE, Mass. - The Newbury College mens basketball team lost to a tough Massachusetts of Technology team Thursday evening, 76-50. Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth led the way for the Engineers recording a double-double, tallying a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds in MITs seventh victory of the season, matching the best start in program history.
Mens Basketball Receives Schoenfeld Sportsmanship AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens basketball team has added another accolade to its already crowded trophy case, as the team received the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for Eastern New England as awarded by the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA). The award is presented annually to the team that best exemplifies the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators." The Cardinal and Gray previously received this honor in 2000 and 1983.
MIT Survives Emerson, Moves to 6-0BOSTON, Mass. - MIT used a significant height advantage to take a 47-23 rebounding edge and defeat Emerson College, 66-51, in a non-conference men's basketball match-up at Emerson's Brown & Plofker Gym. The Engineers (6-0) are now one win shy of matching the best start in program history, set in 2001.
Engineers Shoot Past Suffolk, 85-50CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior co-captain Billy Johnson scored a season-high 20 points, including five three-pointers, while Noel Hollingsworth added a double-double of 15 points and 13 boards to help MIT down Suffolk, 85-50, in non-conference mens basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Johnson and his teammates combined to shoot 14-30 from beyond the arc and held a 55-30 edge in rebounding, as MIT improved to 5-0. The Engineers were playing in their first home-game since their memorable run into the NCAA Division III Tournament a year ago. The loss was the first of the season for Suffolk, which falls to 4-1.
Freshman Kates Keys Victory over Curry, 66-56MILTON, Mass. Mitchell Kates scored a career-high 28 points while falling just short of a triple-double as MIT team picked up a 66-56 win over Curry College in non-conference mens basketball action Tuesday night. Kates added nine rebounds and eight steals, tying Bradley Gampels single-game program record, to help the Engineers improve to 4-0 on the season.
Tech Escapes RPI, 56-55, in Tip-Off Tournament FinalTROY, N.Y. Freshman guard Mitchell Kates scored a game-high 22 points to lead the MIT mens basketball team to a 56-55 victory over Rensselaer, this afternoon in the Rensselaer Tip-Off Championship Game at East Campus Arena. With the win, MIT improve to 3-0, while RPI suffers its first loss of the season, falling to 2-1.