Feb. 12, 2005
Mike D'Auria scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Engineers, and led all scorers with 16 points in the second half. Despite D'Auria's efforts, the Engineers struggled in the final 20 minutes, especially on the glass, where they were out-rebounded, 34-22. The biggest factor in Saturday's heartbreaking defeat for MIT was the discrepancy in second chance points, a stat in which
Rookie Will Mroz started hot for the Cardinal and Gray, hitting six straight three-point field goals in the first half en route to a career-high 20 points. The Engineers led by as many as nine in the opening frame, although the Cougars' vaunted duo of Szklarz and Tim Dutille kept Clark in striking distance.
With MIT holding a 41-35 advantage heading into the second half, the teams swapped baskets throughout most of the period, with D'Auria supplying most of Tech's damage, and Szklarz and Dutille filling the net for the
Inbounding the ball underneath its own hoop- in likely the final possession of regulation, Adam Miller found Tim Dutille deep in the post, who delivered a right-handed lay-up to give