MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
MIT Assistant Coach Bill Johnson Signs with Professional Team in Costa RicaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former MIT men’s basketball player and current assistant coach, Bill Johnson, recently signed a contract to play with ARBA-San Ramon, of the Costa Rican professional league, Liga Superior de Baloncesto. Johnson was also a member of the Class of 2005 at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash., where he was a standout on the school’s basketball team.
Tashman Selected All-Region Performer by D3HoopsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a tremendous sophomore campaign that saw him raise his scoring average by over four points per game, Will Tashman was selected to the All-Northeast Region team by D3Hoops.com. Tashman was tabbed to the Fourth Team All-Region after helping the Cardinal and Gray capture its second New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title in three years and make its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Engineers Fall in NCAA Second Round to Rochester, 60-52ITHACA, N.Y. – Senior Eric Zuk had a season-best 15 points and Will Tashman added 16 but it was not enough as MIT fell to the University of Rochester, 60-52 in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball on Saturday evening. The Cardinal and Gray was outscored 40-27 in the second half, narrowly missing out on the Sweet Sixteen for the second time in three years. Tech sees its season come to an end at 20-9, the third consecutive 20-win campaign for Coach Larry Anderson’s squad.
Thirty Engineers Named Academic All-ConferenceCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the winter season of the 2010-11 academic year. The MIT swimming and diving and basketball teams have had 30 players tabbed for Academic-All Conference honors.
MIT Wins Thriller at Ithaca, 82-78, in NCAA Division III Tournament First RoundITHACA, N.Y. – Mitchell Kates scored four points in the final 22 seconds to help MIT secure a 82-78 win over host Ithaca College in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball First Round on Friday night. Kates and Jamie Karraker finished with 25 points apiece for the Engineers, in a back-and-forth affair that featured 16 lead changes and eight ties. Miles Grier led all scorers with a career-high 34 points for the Bombers, whose season comes to an end at 21-7. MIT improved to 20-8, the third straight 20-win campaign for Coach Larry Anderson’s squad, and will take on the University of Rochester in the Second Round on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Tashman, Kates Collect All-Conference HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After helping lead MIT to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday, a pair of athletes were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference team, as announced by the league this afternoon. Will Tashman was tabbed as a First Team pick while Mitchell Kates garnered a Second Team selection for the second year in a row.
Men’s Basketball Earns Third Straight Bid to NCAA Tournament; Will Travel to Ithaca College for Opening RoundCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third consecutive season, the MIT men’s basketball team will make an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, after winning the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday. The Cardinal and Grey will face host Ithaca College (20-6) on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the opening round of a four-team regional. Elms College (20-7) and the University of Rochester (20-5) will square off in the other Friday contest, with the winners advancing to the Second Round on Saturday. Saturday’s game will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Engineers Capture Second NEWMAC Tournament Crown with 63-52 Upset of WPIWorcester, Mass. --- Tournament Most Outstanding Player Will Tashman notched game-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds and MIT shot a sizzling 72.7% from the floor in the second half to upset top seed and host WPI 63-52 in the championship game of the 2011 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
MIT Downs Springfield, 73-43, on Senior DayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT outscored visiting Springfield College, 41-22, in the second half en route to a 73-43 victory over the Pride in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action. The game was the regular season finale for both teams, who finished tied for second in the conference standings at 7-5 and will meet next Saturday in the NEWMAC Semifinals. MIT improved to 17-8 overall with the win.
David Koch Endows MIT Head Coach of Men's Basketball PositionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A recent two-million dollar gift to MIT men’s basketball will help the program endow its head coach position. Former MIT standout player, David H. Koch ’62, made the transformational gift to MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER).
MIT Falls Victim to Hot Shooting of Wheaton in 80-72 SetbackCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – League scoring leader, Anthony Coppola scored 30 of his 41 points in the second half to help Wheaton College knock off MIT, 80-72, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening. Will Tashman finished with a team-high 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Engineers, who fell to 16-8 on the season and 6-5 in conference play. The Lyons (8-15, 3-8 NEWMAC) remain alive for a berth in the five-team NEWMAC tournament, which begins next week.
Men’s Basketball Knocked off on the Road by Coast Guard, 62-53NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard held MIT without a field goal for the final eight minutes of the game outscoring the Engineers 15-4 in that span en route to a 62-53 upset win on Senior Day, the final home game of the season, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
Engineers Pull Away from Clark for 69-58 Road WinWORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore guard Mitchell Kates scored a game-high 21 points and visiting MIT closed the game on a 25-14 run to post a 69-58 win in New England Men’s And Women’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening.
Men's Basketball Holds on for 63-60 Win at BabsonBABSON PARK, Mass. - MIT Junior Billy Bender hit a lay-up and a free throw in the final 20 seconds to help the Engineers hold on for a thrilling 63-60 victory over host Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. With the win, MIT (15-6, 5-3 NEWMAC) avenged a 73-56 loss to the Beavers (9-10, 4-4 NEWMAC) earlier this winter.
Men's Basketball Drops Hard-Fought Decision to WPI, 62-50CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three players finished in double figures for MIT but it was not enough to overcome swarming WPI defense and a game-high 20 points by Jeffrey Robinson, in a 62-50 loss in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. MIT falls to 14-6 and 4-3 in the NEWMAC while WPI (17-3, 7-0) has now won 10 straight and remains unbeaten in league play.
Inside-Out Duo of Kates and Tashman Leads MIT to Fourth Straight WinCAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Sophomore Mitchell Kates had 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half while classmate Will Tashman had 18 of his 26 points in the first half leading MIT to an 85-66 win over Coast Guard in the battle for second place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Impending Snowstorm Postpones Basketball DoubleheaderCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tonight’s MIT men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between against the Coast Guard Academy has been postponed due to potential inclement weather in the area. The Engineers will now host Coast Guard in a pair New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contests on Thursday, January 27, beginning with the women’s game at 6:00 p.m. The men will follow at 8:00 p.m.
Kates' Career Day Helps MIT Win Third StraightNORTON, Mass. - The MIT men's basketball team never trailed during a 79-61 win over Wheaton College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Emerson Gymnasium. MIT sophomore Mitchell Kates poured in a career-high 34 points to help the Engineers win their third straight NEWMAC game, after starting off league play 0-2.
Engineers Pick up Road Win Over Springfield, 60-50SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Despite a late second-half rally, the Springfield College men's basketball team could not top visiting MIT, as the Engineers held on for a 60-50 win in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday evening.
Hot Shooting Leads MIT Past Clark, 77-63CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A blistering first-half shooting performance by MIT helped power it to a 77-63 victory over Clark University in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, who improved to 11-5 on the year and 1-2 in league action, were 14-of-28 from the floor and had a 6-of-8 effort from three-point range in the opening frame. The Cougars, still in search of their first NEWMAC win, saw their ledger dip to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in conference action.
Tech Drops 68-53 Decision on the Road to WPIWorcester, Mass. - Matt Carr overcame foul trouble to share game-high honors with 15 points and seven rebounds to pace No. 23 ranked WPI to a 68-53 victory over MIT in a key NEWMAC men’s basketball contest on Wednesday evening.
Facilities Closed, Basketball Games PostponedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Due to inclement weather, MIT and all DAPER Facilities are closed today. In addition, tonight's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) basketball games have been postponed. The men's game at WPI and the women's home tilt against Wheaton College will now be played on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7:00 p.m.
No. 19 MIT Suffers 73-56 Setback at the Hands of Babson in NEWMAC OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Alex Rudolph led the way with 22 points and Babson connected on nearly 52% of its shots to hand the nationally-ranked No. 19 MIT men’s basketball team a 73-56 loss in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Four Engineers finished in double-figures but it was not enough to avoid a third loss in four games for Tech (10-4 overall, 0-1 NEWMAC). The Beavers improve to 6-7 overall and even their conference ledger at 1-1.
Tashman's Heroics Propel MIT to Comeback Win Over TuftsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Will Tashman knocked down a huge three-pointer to tie the game and then converted a pair of clutch free throws down the stretch to help No. 19 MIT come from behind and defeat Tufts University, 71-69, in non-conference men’s basketball action Wednesday night. Tashman’s long-ball knotted the game at 67 with just over two minutes remaining and his work from the charity stripe gave the Engineers the lead for good, as they snapped a two-game skid to improve to 10-3 on the season.
No. 19 MIT Stunned at Home by Bridgewater State, 82-70CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nicholas Motta poured in 24 second-half points and Bridgewater State pressured MIT into 27 turnovers during an 82-70 win for the visiting Bears in non-conference men’s basketball action on Monday night at Rockwell Cage. The Bears (6-4) scored 52 points over the final 20 minutes to hand the No. 19 ranked team in Division III its second straight defeat. Mitchell Kates and Jamie Karraker combined for 44 points for the Engineers, but they could not overcome the swarming Bridgewater defense, falling to 9-3 on the year.
Harvard Pulls Away from Men's Basketball in New Year's TiltCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Keith Wright earned his fifth double-double of the season, netting 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, as the Harvard men's basketball team proved to be too much for visiting MIT earning an 84-58 victory over the Engineers Friday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.
No. 21 MIT Pulls Away From Lesley, 82-61CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Lesley's upset bid over No. 21 MIT (9-1) fell short Saturday afternoon, as a 27-5 Engineers second half run spanning over 10 minutes turned a 52-51 game into an MIT's eighth straight win.
Men's Basketball Escapes Road Test at Salem StateSALEM, Mass. -- Mitchell Kates hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining, and Justin Nieves' runner in the lane fell short, as the MIT Engineers held off Salem State 76-75 Thursday night at James Twohig Gymnasium. The 21st-ranked Engineers improved to 8-1 on the season, while the Vikings fell to 3-3.
Davis Shines as No. 21 MIT Defeats UMass-Boston, 92-68CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Nick Davis exploded for a career-high 29 points, on a near perfect shooting night, as No. 21 MIT cruised to a comfortable 92-68 win over visiting UMass-Boston in non-conference men’s basketball action on Tuesday night. Davis connected on his first 11 shots to more than double his previous season point-total, as the Engineers improved to 7-1 with the win. The Beacons fall to 4-3 overall after the loss.
Long-Range Shooting Propels Men's Basketball Over Gordon, 92-73WENHAM, Mass. - The No. 20 MIT men's basketball hit a season-high 14 three-pointers on its way to a 92-73 win at Gordon College on Saturday afternoon. Jamie Karraker led the way, knocking down seven-of-nine from long range, as the Engineers improved to 6-1 on the season. Gordon fell to 2-5 with the loss.
Engineers Move Past Newbury, 61-53CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 20 MIT men’s basketball team used a 15-3 run to end the first half and eventually held on for a 61-53 win over visiting Newbury College in Rockwell Cage Thursday night. Freshman Will Dickson paced the Engineers with a career high 18 points while Mitchell Kates had a strong all-around effort, as the Cardinal and Gray improved to 5-1 on the season. John Rowley Jr. was the high scorer for the Nighthawks, who fell to 0-6 with the loss.
Hot Shooting Leads MIT Past Emerson, 70-56CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four different players scored in double-figures and MIT shot better than 50% from the field for the third time in five games during a 70-56 win over Emerson College in non-conference men’s basketball action on Tuesday night. Will Tashman’s game-high 20 points and nine rebounds helped the Cardinal and Gray, ranked No. 20 in this week’s D3Hoops Top 25, improve to 4-1 on the season. The loss is the first for Emerson in three tries against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponents, as the Lions are now 3-2 overall.
Tashman Honored by Conference After a Pair of Outstanding PerformancesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After helping lead the No. 15 ranked MIT men’s basketball team to two impressive victories, sophomore Will Tashman was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week on Monday. Tashman averaged 19 points, 9.5 rebounds, five assists and 1.5 steals as the Engineers defeated Curry College and Suffolk University last week.
MIT Defense Stymies Suffolk, 86-47BOSTON, Mass. -- The MIT Engineers (3-1 overall) topped the Suffolk University Rams (3-2 overall) by an 86-47 margin on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers' big men were too strong for Suffolk as they combined for 55 of the team's 86 points. Sophomore Will Tashman led the way scoring 22 points along with nine rebounds and five assists. Freshman Will Dickson had 17 points in the game, including 15 in the second half as the Engineers put up 55 points in the game's final twenty minutes.
Balanced Scoring Attack Leads MIT Past Curry, 90-63CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five players finished in double-figures, including a career-high 16 points from Will Dickson, as the No. 15 ranked MIT men’s basketball team downed Curry College, 90-63, on Tuesday night in non-conference action. Will Tashman added a double-double for the Engineers, who jumped ahead early and never looked back on the way to the convincing win. Tech was able to bounce back from a narrow defeat on Saturday, improving to 2-1 on the season. Sedale Jones had an outstanding effort for the Colonels, who fall to 1-3 with the loss.
Men's Basketball Comeback Falls Short at Framingham StateFramingham, Mass. — Freshman guard Darius Carter poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Framingham State University men’s basketball team to a 73-70 win over MIT this afternoon in non-conference action at Framingham’s Athletic Center. With the win, the Rams even their record at 1-1, while the Engineers, who were ranked number 15 in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25, are also 1-1 after the loss.
No. 15 MIT Wins Season Opener, 91-61, against EmmanuelCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Preseason All-America candidate, Noel Hollingsworth, led all scorers with 18 points, as the MIT men’s basketball team opened its 2010-11 campaign with a convincing, 91-61 win over Emmanuel College on Tuesday night in Rockwell Cage. Mitchell Kates and Jamie Karraker each chipped in with 17 points for the Engineers, who debuted at No. 15 in the D3Hoops.com Top 25. Andre Fuller paced the Saints (0-1) with 11 points and five rebounds.