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MIT falls to Springfield College in NEWMAC tournament

No. 2 ranked MIT fell in the semifinals round of the NEWMAC tournament to No. 3 Springfield College. William Tashman ’13 led MIT with 19 points and 11 rebounds. After a hard-fought first half with many runs by both teams, the Engineers went into the locker room up 34-30 at halftime. Springfield managed to remain close for the majority of the second half until 6:48 remaining when they tied the game. After regaining the lead, MIT struggled to score for the last five minutes of the game, which would prove to be their undoing. Springfield went on a 12-0 run and beat MIT, 68-60. After losing in the NEWMAC tournament, the Engineers must wait for the NCAA’s selection to see if they earned an at-large bid in the 2013 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

—Austin Osborne