Anderson Notches 400th Career Win as Men's Basketball Defeats Lasell, 84-70

MIT men's basketball head coach Larry Anderson (center) sitting on the bench with the other assistant coaches watching the game.

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 84, Lasell University 70

- Records: MIT (3-2); Lasell University (0-5)

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

- The Lead: With an 84-70 road win over Lasell University, MIT men's basketball head coach Larry Anderson earned his 400th career win on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The victory was the third straight for the Engineers, who are now 3-2 overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT used solid defense to open up a 28-19 lead with 8:14 remaining in the first half before Lasell answered with a huge scoring run. The Lasers scored the next 17 points over a span of 7:45 to take the 36-28 lead with two minutes before MIT cut the margin down to three at the half at 40-37.

- The two teams traded baskets at the start of the second half and it was Lasell that continued to lead 62-55 with 10:04 remaining following two free throws from Dylan Murray.

- From that point, the Engineers used five from points from sophomore Alex Cho (San Diego, Calif.) and two threes overall to embark on a decisive 19-0 run of their own and moved in front by double digits at 74-62.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Cho was 10-for-17 shooting with six three-pointers, en route to a game-high 30 points. Junior Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) posted his second-straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and again almost notched a triple-double with seven assists.

- Sophomore Dan Pilsbury (Millington, N.J.) added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes, while sophomore Giannis Chatziveroglou (Athens, Greece) tallied 12 points off the bench.

- Stefan Masciarelli led the Lasers with 19 points, with Kevin Vanderhorst posted a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double. Jonathan Friberg had a 12-point, seven-rebound outing, while Murray chipped in 14 points off the bench.

- The Engineers forced 20 Lasell turnovers and held a 35-28 rebounding advantage, while the Lasers outscored MIT 22-11 at the free throw line.

UP NEXT:

- MIT continues a four-game road trip on Tuesday, November 26th as the team travels to Tufts University for a 7 p.m. start.

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