Hot-Shooting Springfield Drives Past MIT, 73-65
Feb. 19, 2005
The energy in Rockwell Cage provided a tremendous atmosphere for the final game of the regular season. With over 100 MIT alumni and their families attending today's tilt, the arena rocked throughout the entire first half. Each team traded three-point field goals often in the early minutes. While Jason O'Tash connected on three triples to lead the
In the second half, the Pride raced ahead behind a balanced scoring attack and the playmaking of Anthony Pizzo.
Mike D'Auria heated up late for MIT, which fell behind 64-47 with seven minutes left in regulation. D'Auria hit four three's in the half en route to a game-high 22 points. He also secured a career-high eight boards, and added four assists. D'Auria's final three with just over a minute to play, reduced the Pride's lead to 69-63, but Tech couldn't cut the deficit as
At halftime, the 1966-67 MIT men's basketball team was honored, and a banner unveiled, for plaudits as the ECAC Team of the Year, considered by many to be the best basketball team in the history of the program.