HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard Chris Farrington (Fall River, MA)
tallied 10 points, added two rebounds and two assists.
Sophomore guard Mike Valelli
(Cranston, RI) chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds,
while junior center Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) pulled down
a team-best nine rebounds to go along with six points and three
blocks in the loss.
Junior guard Cameron Korb (Los
Gatos, CA) paced MIT with a game-high 32 points.
Junior guard Bradley Jomard
(Paris, France) added 15 points, seven boards and five assists
in the win for the Engineers.
RIC trailed just, 13-11, midway
through the first half before MIT used a 14-7 run, capped by a
three-pointer from Korb, to take a 27-18 lead with just under five
minutes left in the stanza.
The host Engineers took the,
32-26, lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
MIT grabbed its first double-digit
lead of the contest, 44-34, on a layup from Jomard with 16:41 left
in the contest.
RIC trimmed the lead to just six
points when a layup from Gillis made the score, 56-49, with 7:37
That would be as close as the
Anchormen would get, however, as MIT pulled away down the stretch to
take the 76-63 victory.