- Score: No. 9 MIT 87, Clark University 66
- Records: No. 9 MIT (16-2, 6-1 NEWMAC), Clark University (5-13, 1-6 NEWMAC)
- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kneller Athletic Center)
- The Lead: On Wednesday night, the No. 9 MIT men's basketball team ran its winning streak to four straight an 87-66 road win at Clark University. In the second half, MIT senior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) became the 30th player in MIT history to reach the 1,000-point mark as he finished the game with 11 points. He now joins teammates Bradley Jomard (Paris, Francis) and AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) in the 1,000-point club.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT jumped out to an 18-13 lead at the 12:05 mark as the Engineers were led by a pair of three-pointers from Korb. The Engineers pushed the lead to 20-15 on a basket by Jomard before the Cougars countered with a 9-2 run and gained the 24-22 advantage with 7:46 on the clock before halftime.
- The game was quickly tied again before MIT used a pair of three-pointers from sophomore Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) to take the 41-35 advantage into the break. Clark had pulled with three on a deep jumper from Biko Gayman with 21 seconds left before Forsythe nailed the three from the right wing as time expired in the period.
- In the second half, MIT took its first double-digit lead of the game on pull-up jumper from Jurko to make it 48-38 and maintained a comfortable lead for most of the period. The Engineers took the 74-58 advantage with 5:39 remaining on a three from Korb for his 1,000th career point and the 16-point edge.
- A pair of Jomard free throws gave the Engineers the 85-64 lead with 1:57 on the block as the visitors eventually picked up a 21-point win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Jurko led MIT with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting, while Jomard posted 23 points, four rebounds and seven assists. Senior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) finished with his 12th straight and 14th overall double-double with a 10-point, 12-rebound outing. He entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in doubles and led the country in field goal percentage.
- For Clark, Gayman led three starters in double figures with 20 points and Antonio Lapeyrolerie nearly finished with a double-double at 27 points and nine rebounds. Brendan Kittredge added 10 points as the Cougars shot 43.6 percent from the field for the game.
- MIT is ranked ninth in this week's D3Hoops.com National Poll as the Engineers are up three spots from No. 12 in last week's rankings.
- MIT returns home on Saturday, January 26th as the Engineers host Emerson College for a 2 p.m. start at Rockwell Cage.