December 4, 2004

MIT Dominates Polytechnic, 80-48

Dec. 4, 2004

Box Score

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - MIT (5-2) outscored Polytechnic University, 51-18, in the second half en route to an 80-48 victory over the Bluejays on Saturday. The Engineers utilized their entire roster in the win, and closed with another strong shooting performance.

 

Tech struggled after the tip, and actually trailed Polytechnic, 30-29, at halftime. In the second half, though, the Engineers opened an offensive assault on the Bluejays from the outside. MIT connected on eight-of-10 three-point field goal attempts in the stanza, and shot 52 percent from beyond the arc for the afternoon. Mike D'Auria led the way with 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds in only 23 minutes of action. Freshman Will Mroz was 4-of-7 from long range, and finished with a career-high 18 points.

 

Senior Adam Gibbons continued his super start to the season with an historic performance in front of the Brooklyn faithful. Entering the weekend tilt with 986 career points, Gibbons scored 14 against the Bluejays to become just the 19th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.

 

With Saturday's victory, MIT improved to 12-1 lifetime against its New York City rivals. Tech has won the last five games versus Polytechnic, including  a 57-34 win last season.