Men's Basketball Improves to 7-1 With Road Victory at Emmanuel

Men's Basketball Improves to 7-1 With Road Victory at Emmanuel

THE BASICS:

- Records: MIT (7-1); Emmanuel (1-6) 

- Score: MIT 80, Emmanuel 56

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Andy Yosinoff Court)

- The Lead: Led by 21 points from junior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) in his first start of the season, the MIT men's basketball team ran its winning streak to four straight with a wire-to-wire 80-56 road win at Emmanuel College on Tuesday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT led from the outset after a three from Korb and quickly built to a 14-7 advantage following a hoop off the glass from junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France). The advantage moved to double digits for the first time at 21-11 on a pair of free throws by freshman Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) and MIT led by at least eight over the rest of the period. The Engineers closed the half on an 8-1 run, capped by a corner three from freshman Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.), as the visitors seized the 33-17 lead at the break.

- The Engineers forced 12 first-half turnovers by the Saints and held Emmanuel to 26.9 percent shooting while shooting 47.8 percent from the field in the period.

- The Engineers started the second half strong as well, leading 41-19 early in the period off a Korb three that began with a Saints turnover and a pass from Jomard. After a basket from junior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) made it a 67-37 margin, MIT maintained a sizable advantage en route to the non-conference victory. The 30-point lead was the largest deficit of the season faced by the Saints to this point.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Korb finished with 21 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three, while Roberts had 12 points and Jomard led the game with 10 assists. Forsythe added 17 points in 24 minutes off the bench, while sophomore Aidan Einloth (Grayslake, Ill.) added 10 points in 14 minutes.

- Emmett Riddick was the lone Saint in double figures with 19 points as he was 7-for-13 from the field.

- MIT is receiving 38 votes in the latest D3hoops.com National Top 25 Poll, ranked just outside of the Top 25.

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action on Thursday, December 7th as the Engineers host Rhode Island College at Rockwell Cage for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

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