- Records: MIT (4-1); UMass Boston (3-2)
- Score: MIT 88, UMass Boston 60
- Location: Boston, Mass. (Clark Athletic Center)
- The Lead: Led by a career-high 24-point effort from freshman Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.), the MIT men's basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a convincing 88-60 road win over UMass Boston on Tuesday night at the Clark Athletic Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT got off to a quick 4-0 lead before a 5-0 Beacon run gave the hosts their lone edge of the game at 5-4 with 15:46 left in the first. The Engineers countered with a 9-0 run, capped by a three from Hinkley, as the visitors took the 12-5 advantage. UMass Boston pulled within 19-14 at the 8:15 mark on a running floater by Bernard Taylor before an 15-0 MIT run pushed the lead to 34-14 with 4:28 on the clock. The advantage was extended to 20 for the first time on a four-point play by junior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) as he drilled a three and was fouled on the shot.
- The MIT lead swelled to as many as 22 with 1:40 left on jumper off the glass by junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) before the Engineers took the 40-20 advantage into the halftime break.
- In the second half, the Beacons pulled to within 13 at 53-40 on a fastbreak layup from Charles Mitchell before the Engineers answered to put the game back out of reach. A corner three from Korb and a pair of Hinkley three-pointers pushed the score to 65-42 with 10:44 on the clock, followed by another MIT scoring run that extended the lead to as many as 79-50 on a Jomard basket.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Hinkley finished with 24 points on 6-for-10 shooting from three as the Engineers outscored the Beacons 45-18 from three and shot 55.6 percent from deep for the game.
- Jomard added 18 points to go with six rebounds, six assists and three blocks, while junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) had a near double-double with 13 points and a game-high nine assists. Korb added 15, along with 12 points and six assists off the bench by sophomore Aidan Einloth (Grayslake, Ill.).
- Boyd was the lone Beacon in double figures with 17 points as MIT held a 32-22 rebounding edge that included 24-13 on the defensive glass.
- MIT is receiving 37 votes in the latest D3hoops.com National Top 25 Poll as the Engineers were also receiving votes in the preseason national rankings.
- MIT is back in action on Thursday, November 30th as the Engineers host Salem State University for a 7 p.m. non-conference game at Rockwell Cage.