BOSTON, Mass. – With a combined 15 3-pointers, and five double-digit scorers the Engineers of MIT handed men's basketball their second straight loss by the final of 88-60 Tuesday evening at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
UMass Boston 60, MIT 88
UMass Boston (3-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
From the opening tip, MIT controlled all facets of Tuesday's non-conference game. In the first half alone, the Engineers outshot the Beacons 54.2% to 33.3%. They would then continue to dominate in their offensive end, especially from behind the arc, as they shot 62.5% in the second half, to cap-off a 55.6% night from deep.
The Beacons tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but were stymied by the Engineers long range shooting. Ian Hinkley led all players with 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting, which included a 6-for-10 performance from 3-point range. On the glass, he also grabbed nine boards to lead that category as well. Bradley Jomard finished with 18 points and had six assists, three blocked shots, and two steals.
For the Beacons, Michael Boyd (Malden, Mass.) was the lone Beacon to finish in double-figures as the freshman finished with 17 points. Boyd was 6-of-13 from the field, and had three of the Beacons six 3-pointers.
Dasan Cinelli (Boston, Mass.) led UMB on the glass with six boards, and finished third on the team in scoring with seven points. Charles Mitchell (Boston, Mass.) played a major part in trying to spark a Beacons second half comeback, but was held to just eight points. He did hand out a career-high six assists, and picked-up four steals.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time MIT leads the series 9-3 with UMass Boston, and has now won three straight over the Beacons
- UMass Boston shot 41.8% (23-55) from the field, while MIT finished shooting a season-high 59.6% (31-52)
- The Engineers held a 32-22 advantage on the glass, and had four blocked shots as a team
- The Beacons forced 19 MIT turnovers, and finished with seven steals
- UMass Boston played a total of 16 players in Tuesday's contest, with three players making their Beacons debut
The Beacons will travel to Keene State College on Saturday for a 3 p.m. Little East Conference game.