- Records: No. 11 MIT (14-1, 4-0 NEWMAC); Wheaton (9-5, 1-3 NEWMAC)
- Score: No. 11 MIT 91, Wheaton 65
- Location: Norton, Mass. (Emerson Gymnasium)
- The Lead: Led by a 26-point showing from freshman Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) and 22 points from junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France), the No. 11 MIT men's basketball team remained perfect in NEWMAC play with a 91-65 road victory over Wheaton College on Saturday. MIT has now won 11 straight games and remains tied atop the league standings with Babson College.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Wheaton took an early 3-0 lead on a triple from Liam Bruno before the teams settled in and MIT lead 22-10 with 10:33 on the clock following a three-pointer from Forsythe. The Lyons answered with a 14-7 run in just under five minutes, capped by a Bruno hoop, to make it a five-point game at 29-24 with 5:44 left before the break.
- A three from sophomore Aidan Einloth (Grayslake, Ill.) ended the run and gave the Engineers a 32-24 edge and the visitors eventually took a 43-31 lead into halftime after a late layup from junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.).
- In the second half, MIT held a comfortable lead throughout the period and after a layup from Einloth with 6:10 remaining, the Engineers were in control at 80-56. MIT led by at least 20 over the remainder of the contest to pick up the team's fourth NEWMAC victory of the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Forsythe posted 26 points on 8-for-16 shooting and five three-pointers, while Jomard had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jurko and junior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) each added 11 points in the win.
- Bruno led the Lyons with 19 points and seven rebounds to go along with 16 from Ryan Fogarty and 12 from David Carbonello.
- The No. 11 ranking the highest for the Engineers since week 2 of the 2014-2015 season.
- MIT's current 11-game winning streak is the longest for the Engineers since a 13-game winning streak in the 2011-12 season.
- MIT returns to action on Wednesday, January 17th as the Engineers welcome Springfield College to Rockwell Cage for a NEWMAC contest beginning at 7 p.m.