- Score: No. 8 MIT 89, Rhode Island College 70
- Records: No. 8 MIT (9-1), Rhode Island College (9-4)
- Location: Providence, R.I. (The Murray Center)
- The Lead: Led by 21 points each from sophomore Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) and senior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), the No. 8 ranked MIT men's basketball team won its ninth straight with an 89-70 road win over Rhode Island College on Monday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers came out firing in the first half and behind seven straight points by Hinkley, MIT led 13-8 with 15:40 on the clock. The visitors stretched the lead to double figures for the first time midway through the half on a three-point play from senior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.).
- MIT led by as many as 13 points at 40-27 after back-to-back threes from Hinkley and senior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) before heading into the half with a 47-37 advantage.
- Hinkley paced the Engineers with 19 points in the first half as MIT shot 62 percent from the field and 55 percent from three-point land.
- In the second half, RIC's Adham Floyd nailed a three with 17:31 remaining to pull the Anchormen within six at 51-45 before a quick 6-0 MIT spurt stretched the lead back to double figures.
- Senior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) nailed a three-pointer from the top of the key with just over six minutes left to make it a 78-57 margin as the visitors pulled out the eventual 19-point win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Engineers are ranked No. 8 in this week's D3Hoops.com National Poll, up one spot from last week's rankings.
- Roberts recorded his fourth straight and sixth overall double-double as he ended the game with 19 points and 12 rebounds. He is now shooting 76.5 percent from the field for the season, which leads the league and ranks among the national leaders.
- Hinkley was outstanding in the first half as he ended the contest with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with the 21-point, nine-assist effort by Jurko. Jomard was in double figures for the third straight game as he picked up 18 points, nine assists and six rebounds while knocking down 7-of-10 field goal attempts.
- For RIC, Floyd had 21 points and seven boards to go along with a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double by Benjamin Vezele. Deyshawn Tengbeh was the final Anchorman in double figures as he finished up with a 13-point evening.
- For the game, MIT shot 57.1 percent from the field and 34.8 from three while being outrebounded by a 39-31 total.
- MIT closes out the first semester on Thursday, December 13th as the Engineers travel to Bridgewater State for a 7 p.m. non-conference start.