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Men’s Basketball Making History

In the 108-year history of the men’s basketball program at MIT, the team has never won a conference championship. That could all change this weekend.

The second-seeded Engineers will play Babson College this Saturday in the semifinals of the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference Championship. MIT split their season series with Babson, including a two-point loss on February 11. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Should MIT win, the team would play in the championship game, also at WPI, on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers reached the semifinals after a close 66-62 overtime win against Coast Guard in the quarter finals on Wednesday.

Leading the Engineers is senior guard James M. “Jimmy” Bartolotta ’09, who this week was named as the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America of the Year.

—Shreyes Seshasai, Contributing Editor