- Score: MIT 73, Springfield 62
- Records: MIT (15-5, 7-2 NEWMAC); Springfield (10-10, 4-5 NEWMAC)
- Location: Springfield, Mass. (James Naismith Court)
- The Lead: Led by 27 points from sophomore Bradley Jomard (Paris, France), the MIT men's basketball team completed a regular-season series sweep of Springfield College with a 73-62 road win over the Pride on Wednesday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Pride took a 15-8 lead in the early minutes after a layup by Stanley Davis before a 7-0 Engineer run that featured five points from Jomard tied the game at 15-15 at the 11:19 mark. Still tied at 27-27 later in the period, MIT closed the first half with a 13-6 scoring spurt that was capped by a three-pointer from sophomore Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) with 34 seconds left to take a 40-33 lead into halftime.
- In the second, the Engineers led by at least six over the first seven minutes of the period as the game remained up for grabs with each team battling for momentum. Springfield cut the advantage down to seven on three occasions, but that was the closest the Pride would get over the final 13 minutes.
- The lead was down to eight at 67-59 in the final moments, but a Samuel Bockman (Oceanside, Calif.) layup stretched it back to double figures after Springfield missed the free throw with no rebounders on the lane. The Engineers secured the rebound and fed it downcourt to Bockman for the easy layup before knocking down four free throws over the final 34 seconds in the 11-point win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Jomard was the game's top scorer with 27 points, along with a 12-point, seven-rebound showing by senior Tim Butala (Monroe, Conn.). For the Pride, Jake Ross was the top scorer with 19 points, while Heath Post added 14 points and Anthony Reynolds finished with 10 points off the bench. Springfield held a slight 35-32 advantage on the boards as Post also added seven rebounds.
- For the game, MIT outshot the Pride from the field, three-point land and the free throw line while also converting Springfield turnovers into 22 points overall.
- MIT is back in action on Saturday, February 4th as the Engineers host the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a 1 p.m. start at Rockwell Cage.