BOSTON, Mass. – With a combined 55.2% (32-for-58) shooting from the field, and 50.0% (12-for-24) shooting from 3-point range the seventh ranked Engineers of MIT (9-0) defeated men's basketball (2-5) by the final score of 90-47 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.
Helping to fuel the Engineer's victory was Jamie Karraker, who set a new program record for 3-pointers in a game with nine, on his way to a new career-high mark of 27 points. Along with a 20-point performance from 6'9" center Noel Hollingsworth, the Engineers notched their straight 40+ point victory. The offensive leaders in almost every category in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), MIT is currently outscoring their opponents by a combined 31 points per game.
For the Beacons, freshman forward Cody Edmond (Plaquemine, La.) scored a team-high 12 points in Tuesday's non-conference game. Tuesday's match-up marked the third opponent that the Beacons have faced this season that have been featured on the D3Hoops.com Top-25 Coaches Poll, with previous opponents Ramapo College and Western Connecticut State University both receiving votes on the most recent poll.
Freshman guard Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fl.) finished second on the team in scoring with nine points, while Kadeem Coulter (Boston, Mass.) came off the bench to pull-down a season high eight rebounds, while also putting up six points and three blocks.
From start to finish the first half belonged to MIT as they could not miss from anywhere on the court, shooting just over 60%. Through the first five minutes, the Engineers did not miss which helped them to a 20-6 lead. After that they continued to add to their lead every time the ball was on their side of the court. When UMass Boston had the ball, the Engineers defense was just as impressive as they held the Beacons to 19 points through the first 20 minutes of play.
The second half showed a much more aggressive UMass Boston squad, but with MIT still able to make long-range shots at will as well as feed the ball to their big-men, the Beacons were never able to close the gap despite their best efforts.
Men's Basketball returns to the Clark Athletic Center on Thursday when they host Lesley University at 7 p.m.