November 6, 2013

Men’s Basketball Second in Preseason NEWMAC Poll

BOSTON, Mass. – MIT's men's basketball team has been picked second in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) preseason poll announced by the conference today. WPI was picked as the favorite to win the 2013-14 title, with Babson College following MIT in third in the poll.

MIT, which is coming off a 20-6 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance last season, finished tied with WPI a year ago in the final league standings, with both teams sporting a 10-2 mark in conference play. The Engineers will play an exhibition game at Harvard next Tuesday before opening the season on Friday, November at 7:00 p.m. when they host Lesley University in the Rockwell Cage.

2013-14 NEWMAC Preseason Men's Basketball Poll (first-place votes)

1. WPI (7)

2. MIT 

3. Babson (1)

4. Springfield 

5. Clark

T6. Coast Guard

T6. Wheaton

8. Emerson