Cambridge, Mass. (February 25) -- The No. 12 ranked MIT men's basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship and will travel to Swarthmore College for a first-round matchup with Skidmore. The Engineers have an overall record of 22-4 and captured the 2019 NEWMAC regular-season championship.
In addition to MIT and Skidmore, that pod also includes Swarthmore and Mitchell College.
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This marks the third straight NCAA Tournament bid and ninth overall for the Engineers under 24th-year head coach Larry Anderson. Friday's first-round matchup will be the third all-time clash between MIT and Skidmore as the all-time series is tied at 1-1. The teams last met in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, where MIT came away with the 62-55 win in the first round and later advanced to the program's first Final Four.
In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Engineers advanced to the Elite Eight for just the second time in program history before falling to Ramapo in the final second by a 68-66 final.
MIT has been led this season on the scoreboard by senior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) at 18.5 points per game as six Engineers have been averaging double figures. Senior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) averages 17.2 points and a team-best 7.5 assists, while Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) is the lone player in the NEWMAC to average a double-double with 15 points and 10.7 rebounds. Overall, Roberts is ranked third in the country in field goal percentage at 69.2 percent and is seventh in double-doubles with 17.
Sophomore Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.) averages 13 points per game in 24 starts, along with 12.1 points per game from senior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) and 11.9 by sophomore Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.).