Jan. 29, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Monday, sophomore Jimmy Bartolotta was named NEWMAC Player of the Week after leading the men's basketball squad back over the .500-mark with a pair of victories. Despite being one of the league's most dominating players, Bartolotta's weekly honor was his first of the season.
On Wednesday, MIT won 68-67 at Clark with Bartolotta scoring a game-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting and adding a game-high nine rebounds. Over the weekend, the Engineers defeated Newbury, 71-62, behind one of Bartolotta's top games in a college uniform. Scoring 26 points (7-of-10), Bartolotta added a game-best 10 rebounds and eight assists, falling just short of the first triple-double in program history. He also had five steals between the two wins.
For the week, Bartolotta shot 65.4% (17-of-26) from the field, 60% from three-point range (6-of-10) and 91% from the free-throw line (10-of-11).
Heading into the second half of the conference season, Bartolotta has enjoyed a tremendous campaign. He is the only player in the league to rank among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocks, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goals made and free-throw percentage.
His 21.2 points per game rank second in the conference, while Bartolotta's also ranked third with 7.4 rebounds. Also serving as the NEWMAC's top free-throw shooter (.876), he's second among all players from beyond the arc (.425).