CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT mens basketball team recently spent nine days in Taiwan, participating in the 5th Annual Kainan University International Basketball Invitational tournament, an eight team tournament in which the squad competed against a number of collegiate teams from the region. The Engineers, as they did in their first trip to Taiwan in 2006, captured the Tournament crown, clinching the title with a 98-81 win over Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC) in the final.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second time in the last five years, the MIT men's basketball team will travel abroad to Taiwan to participate in the Fifth Annual Kainan University International Basketball Invitational. The Engineers will spend nine days on the northeast coast of Taiwan while competing in the eight-team tournament, which will be held from May 24-27. Tech first made the trip to Taiwan in 2006 as it captured the inaugural championship title.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT mens basketball senior co-captain, Billy Johnson, has been selected to participate in the New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) Division III All-Star game. The game will be played at Babson College on Sunday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. Johnson is one of 30 seniors from across New England slated to play in Sundays game and becomes the second straight MIT player to participate, as Jimmy Bartolotta was selected to the 2009 squad.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second consecutive season, an MIT mens basketball player has been named to the All-America team, as selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth garnered Second Team All-America accolades from the Coaches Association, one year after MIT alum, Jimmy Bartolotta was tabbed as the NABC Player of the Year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. After a record-setting campaign, in which they established a new Institute standard with 22 wins, the MIT mens basketball team continued to accumulate individual awards this week, as Noel Hollingsworth and Mitchell Kates were honored for their outstanding seasons. Hollingsworth was named to the All-Region First Team by both D3Hoops.com and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) while Kates was the D3Hoops Northeast Rookie of the Year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009-10 NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Twenty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
WAYNE, N.J. Will Tashman poured in a career-high, 21 points to go along with nine rebounds but it was not enough to propel No. 21 ranked MIT into the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Engineers dropped a hard-fought, overtime decision to DeSales University, 72-64. Noel Hollingsworth added 18 points for the Cardinal and Gray, making its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The loss brings MITs ledger to 22-5 on the year and concludes the winningest season in program history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its mens basketball award winners on Tuesday and a pair of Engineers received prestigious, individual recognition from the conference. Sophomore Noel Hollingsworth was named the NEWMAC Player of the Year, the second straight MIT player to take home that honor, while teammate Mitchell Kates was tabbed as the conference Rookie of the Year. Both players were also selected to the All-Conference squad, with Hollingsworth on the First Team and Kates garnering Second Team honors.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 13 ranked MIT mens basketball team had to wait until the final pairing was announced, but the Engineers will be among the field of 61 teams for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament, for the second consecutive season. The Cardinal and Grey will take on DeSales University on Friday, March 5 in the opening round of a four team regional hosted by William Paterson University. The host Pioneers will take on Albertus Magnus in the other first round match-up, with the winners advancing to play Saturday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Fridays games will be played at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. It has not yet been determined which teams will play at which time.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Four players finished in double figures for Clark, as the fifth-seeded Cougars knocked off top seed MIT, 71-59 in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball semifinal on Saturday afternoon. Mitch Renshaws personal 7-0 run put Clark up eight points with 7:32 to go and MIT would get no closer, as the Cougars (15-12) advanced to the NEWMAC Championship game for the first time since 2003. Noel Hollingsworth led the scoring for MIT, with 30 points in the losing effort to go along with nine rebounds. Will Tashman also had 12 points and eight boards for Tech (22-4), who will await word on a possible at-large selection to the NCAA Division III tournament on Monday morning.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Senior co-captain Billy Johnson poured in a season-high 20 points and the 11th-ranked MIT Engineers made several key free throws down the stretch to down the Springfield College men's basketball team, 66-62, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon at Blake Arena. The Engineers thus clinched the NEWMAC regular-season title, with the Pride claiming second all alone.
NORTON, Mass. Coming from as many as 13 down in the second half to within two with 36 seconds to go, the No. 11 MIT mens basketball team was unable to rally all the way back, falling to Wheaton, 84-77, in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night. The Lyons connected on 20 of 23 foul shots in the second half, including seven-of-eight in the final minute to secure the win. Mitchell Kates had a solid all-around game with 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Noel Hollingsworth scored 21 points and grabbed 11 boards, his third game of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the last four games.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 11 ranked MIT mens basketball team raced out to a 23-3 lead and did not look back en route to a 64-53 win over Coast Guard in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon. The win clinches at least a share of the NEWMAC regular season title for the Cardinal and Gray, who improve to 21-2 and 9-1 in conference play, and now lead second-place Springfield by two full games in the standings. The 21 wins is a program high for a season, equaling the mark set in 2005-06 and 2008-09. Coast Guard falls to 7-14 (4-7 NEWMAC) with the loss.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. No. 11 MIT rallied from a seven-point second-half deficit to down visiting Clark, 59-52, in New England Womens and Mens Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball action on Thursday night at Rockwell Cage. The Engineers outscored the Cougars by 13 over the final 20 minutes to improve to 20-2, reaching the 20-win plateau for the second consecutive campaign. They stand alone in first-place in the NEWMAC at 8-1. Clark drops to 12-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play with the loss. The win was also the 200th in the career of Tech head coach, Larry Anderson, who is the winningest coach in Institute history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 12 ranked MIT mens basketball squad used a terrific shooting performance, knocking down 59.5% of its shots from the field, to overcome visiting Babson College, 67-49, in New England Womens and Mens Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night. The Engineers made 7-of-10 shots in the second half, including all four from beyond the arc, to improve to 19-2, including 7-1 in NEWMAC play. With the loss, Babson falls to 9-11 on the campaign and 2-6 in the conference.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the fourth time this season, MIT sophomore Noel Hollingsworth has been named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week. Hollingsworth helped MIT pick up a pair of road victories last week, as the No. 12 Engineers improved to 17-2 and 6-1 in conference play. Hollingsworth averaged 23.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting over 73% from the field in wins over Coast Guard and WPI.
Worcester, Mass. Noel Hollingsworth led all players with 21 points to pace nationally-ranked MIT to a hard-fought 74-66 victory over host WPI in a NEWMAC men's basketball contest on Saturday afternoon. With the result, MIT boosts its record to 18-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play. WPI is now 14-5 on the season and 3-4 in NEWMAC action.
NEW LONDON, Conn. Brown University transfer sophomore Noel Hollingsworth led all scorers with 25 points leading No. 14 MIT to a 78-58 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game. The Engineers returned to the win column after suffering their first loss in conference play on Saturday, to improve to 17-2 and remain in first place in the NEWMAC at 5-1.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Wheaton College put on an impressive shooting display to hand No. 8 MIT its first conference defeat and first loss against a Division III opponent in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) mens basketball action Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Brendan Dengan scored eight straight in the final two minutes, including back-to-back three-pointers to put Wheaton on top, 55-53, a lead it would not relinquish en route to the 60-57 win. The Lyons connected on 48.8% of their shots, including 10 of 19 from three-point range, to improve to 6-10 (2-4 NEWMAC) on the season. The Engineers had won their first 16 games in Division III play, with their only loss coming to Harvard University; but now see their record fall to 16-2 and 4-1 in the NEWMAC.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. With first place in the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on the line, the No. 8 ranked MIT mens basketball team outlasted visiting Springfield, 67-56, on Wednesday night at Rockwell Cage. Noel Hollingsworth led the way for the Engineers with 25 points and 10 rebounds as they improved to 16-1 overall and now stand alone atop the NEWMAC at 4-0. The loss was the first for the Pride in league play, as they dropped to 7-9 overall and 3-1in the conference.
Worcester, Mass. - MIT, the nation's No. 9 team, erased a 14-point first half deficit and escaped with a 54-51 win over host Clark in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Athletic Center.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Four players in double figures, led by sophomore Billy Bender with 17 points, helped MIT secure a 76-53 win over visiting WPI in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball action on Wednesday night. Noel Hollingsworth added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinal and Gray, ranked No. 9 in the country in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25, downed WPI for the first time since 2003. With the win MIT improves to 14-1 and 2-0 in NEWMAC play. WPI, which has captured at least a share of the NEWMAC regular season crown in each of the past six seasons, falls to 11-3 (0-2 NEWMAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following a career day in MITs conference opener, Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week on Monday. The sophomore was also selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Player of the Week. Hollingsworth poured in 37 points on Saturday at Babson to help the nationally-ranked No. 9 Engineers improve to 13-1 on the season. This marks the third time this season the sophomore has picked up NEWMAC weekly honors.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Larry Anderson, head coach of the Nationally-ranked No. 15 MIT men's basketball team, will make an appearance on the popular "Hoopsville" radio show on Sunday January 10. Anderson has his Engineers off to the best start in program history at 13-1, as they are unbeaten against Division III opponents on the season. Hoopsville, presented by D3Hoops.com, is "Divisioin III basketball's weekly talk show." The program runs from 7-9 p.m. each Sunday. Coach Anderson will be appearing on the show at 7:30 on Sunday night.
BABSON PARK, Mass. - MIT outscored host Babson College, 45-19, in the second half, including a 31-6 run to close the game, to earn a 72-45 victory over the Beavers in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers, ranked 15th in the nation in the most recent D3hoops.com poll, improve to 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Babson drops its second in a row to fall to 5-7 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.
MEDFORD, Mass. -- With five players scoring in double figures, the 15th-ranked MIT men's basketball team remained undefeated against Division III opponents with a 71-59 victory
at Tufts University on Tuesday night at Cousens Gymnasium.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. For the second consecutive week, Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Mens Basketball Player of the Week. Hollingsworth was also honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the Division III New England Player of the Week. In three MIT wins, the sophomore topped 30 points twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Noel Hollingsworth scored a career-high 34 while freshman Mitchell Kates added eight assists as MIT downed Lesley, 88-61, in non-conference mens basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Hollingsworth also collected 10 rebounds to secure his seventh double-double of the campaign and help the Cardinal and Gray finish the first semester a perfect 11-0. Jesus Trejo led the way for the Lynx (3-8) with 15 points and 10 boards.