Korb Leads No. 5 Men's Basketball Past Eastern Nazarene, 86-55

Korb Leads No. 5 Men's Basketball Past Eastern Nazarene, 86-55

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 5 MIT 86, Eastern Nazarene 55

- Records: No. 5 MIT (1-1), Eastern Nazarene (0-3)

- Location: Quincy, Mass. (Lahue Physical Education Center)

- The Lead: Led by a 29-point effort from senior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.), the No. 5 ranked MIT men's basketball team defeated Eastern Nazarene by an 86-55 final on Saturday afternoon in non-conference play. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the first half, the game was tied at 13-13 with 10:46 left before the Engineers embarked on a decisive 23-0 run over the next 6:29 behind a trio of three-pointers by Korb. With MIT then leading 36-13 at the 4:17 mark, the visitors took the eventual 41-20 edge into the halftime break.

- Sophomore Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) knocked down a three with 13:22 remaining in the game to make it a 30-point game at 56-26 as MIT led by as many as 33 before picking up the 31-point victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Korb hit nine three-pointers, while senior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) nearly posted his third career triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Hinkley added 14 points to go along with 16 points from senior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.)

- For the hosts, David Lopez finished with 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

- The Engineers converted 28 Eastern Nazarene turnovers into 35 points.

- MIT is ranked No. 5 in the 2018-19 D3Hoops.com Preseason National Poll following an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight last year.

UP NEXT:  

- MIT returns to action on Tuesday, November 20th as the Engineers host Tufts University for a 7 p.m. start.

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