Mike D'Auria Named NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week

Jan. 24, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. - Mike D'Auria was named NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week in men's basketball after driving the Engineers back over .500 with strong play in the back. D'Auria shared the award with Jeff Prebeck of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.


D'Auria paced MIT to a 2-0 weekly mark, including a 68-58 win at Clark. In the victory over the Cougars, D'Auria scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Last Thursday, MIT defended its home floor with a 66-58 win against Emerson. D'Auria led the way again with a game-high 18 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. In addition to the 35 points scored, he averaged 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals during the two-game stretch. For the season, D'Auria is third in the league in scoring with 17.1 points per game, third in assists (4.3 pg), tied for seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (.375), tied for seventh in 3-point field goals made per game (2.0), and tied for eighth in free throw percentage (.722).


Prebeck averaged 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as the Bears won two of three games last week. Overall, the freshman forward shot 44 percent from the floor (15-of-34) and 83 percent from the line (19-of-23). His best game was in an 84-80 overtime win versus Babson when he posted 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as Coast Guard snapped an 18-game losing streak within the conference and a nine-game losing streak against the Beavers.