Men's Basketball Shoots Past Lasers in 64-49 Final

Men's Basketball Shoots Past Lasers in 64-49 Final


- Records: MIT (6-1); Lasell (1-5)

- Score: MIT 64, Lasell 49

- Location: Newton, Mass. (Lasell Athletic Center)

- The Lead: On Saturday afternoon, the MIT men's basketball team improved to 6-1 on the season with a convincing 64-49 road win over Lasell College at the Lasell Athletic Center.


- MIT trailed 6-4 in the early going after a three from Tim Blair before a quick five-point run that included a corner three from junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) put the hosts up 11-6. The teams battled back and forth and with just over seven minutes left, Blair dropped in another three to tie the game at 21-21.

- Back-to-back threes from junior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) and freshman Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) put the Engineers back in front to stay, en route to a 34-26 halftime lead for MIT. 

- Freshman Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) made it a double-digit game early on in the second and the advantage swelled to 56-35 with 6:48 remaining after a Korb three-pointer from the corner. The Engineers, who held the Lasers to 23 points below their season scoring average, led by at least 15 points for the rest of the game.


- Hinkley was the top scorer among the starting lineup with 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting from three, while Korb had 14 points off the bench and Jurko added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.

- For Lasell, Blair had 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting while Liam Jacobs added 11 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.

- MIT shot 45.5 percent from the field and outscored the Lasers 33-18 from three-point land. The Lasers also held a 43-38 rebounding advantage as well, including 14-6 on the offensive glass. 

- MIT is receiving 37 votes in the latest National Top 25 Poll as the Engineers were also receiving votes in the preseason national rankings.


- MIT is back in action on Tuesday, December 7th as the Engineers travel to Emmanuel College for a non-conference matchup scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff.


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