MIT Runs to Victory Over Men's Basketball

MIT Runs to Victory Over Men's Basketball

THE BASICS

-Score: MIT 85, Clark University 42

-Records: Clark (4-16, NEWMAC 1-8), MIT (19-5, NEWMAC 9-4)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kneller Athletic Center)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's basketball team dropped a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup with the Engineers of MIT on Wednesday evening. Junior Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Fla.) led all scorers with 23 points en route to victory for MIT.

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half

-The Cougars started the game on a 3-0 run for the early 6-0 lead. MIT responded with a quick 5-0 run highlighted by a three from Nacho Nwana (White Plains, N.Y.) and three baskets from junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) gave the visitors an 11-6 lead with 14:41 on the clock.

-The Cougars came back within four when freshman Biko Gayman (Fort Pierce, Fla.) came up with a steal and finished the fast-break layup and the Cougars trailed 21-17 with 9:35 to play.

-Three three-pointers started a 5-0 run for the Engineers with 6:21 on the clock. Korb put up two threes and Jorka added one to give the Engineers a 13 point advantage. Dakota Pierce (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) drove to the basket for two before Connor Bradley (Boca Raton, Fla.) found space in the paint for two, and the Engineers led 37-19 with just under four minutes to play in the first.

-Gayman broke up the run with a successful drive to the basket, but the visitors took a 40-24 lead heading into the halftime break.

Second Half

-Korb started the second half with a three to put MIT up by 19, 43-24. The visitors extended their run to 9-0 when Korb knocked down another three treys to give the Engineers a dominating 61-24 lead.

-Eian Gannon (Clinton, Mass.) broke up the run when he hit a jumper from the wing, but Korb hit another three and the Engineers went on another 3-0 run.

-Freshman Charles Stevens (Bronx, N.Y.) finished the game with a three-pointer for the Cougars. Korb led MIT with 17 points in the second half and the visitors took the 85-42 conference victory.

INSIDE THE NUMNERS

-Korb led all scorers with 23 points to go along with seven rebounds in the victory for MIT. Junior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) added 16 points and Jurko added 14 points.

-Gayman led Clark with 12 points in the setback.

-The Engineers shot 59.6% from field goal range while Clark shot 34.7%.

-MIT outrebounded Clark 36-26.

-The visitors forced Clark to turn the ball over 22 times and scored 22 points off of those turnovers.

-Clark forced 12 MIT turnovers and converted those into 11 points.

UP NEXT

-Clark is at Wheaton on Saturday, February 17th for a NEWMAC game at 3:00 p.m.

-MIT hosts WPI on the same day at 1:00 p.m. in a conference matchup.

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