NEW LONDON, Conn. – A.J. Jurko had a game-high 26 points leading MIT to a 69-54 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game which was stopped with 2:50 left in the second half due to an injury.
MIT, ranked 7th nationally, won its 12th straight to improve to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference while Coast Guard drops to 9-3 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.
Bradley Jomard added 19 points while Tim Roberts had a double-double finishing with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for MIT.
Noah Baldez led the Bears with 13 points while Nolan Benson finished with 11 points for Coast Guard. Tyler Perez led the Bears with eight rebounds.
MIT shot 39.4 percent (26 of 66) in the win while making 6 of 17 from behind the arc. The Bears shot 40.8 percent from the field (20-49) and connected on 4 of 12 from 3-point range.
Coast Guard jumped out to a 9-2 lead with 15:52 left in the first half before MIT would outscore the Bears 25-8 taking a double digit lead, 27-17 with 6:35 left in the half. The Engineers led 39-29 at the half.
The Bears pulled to within four at 47-43 on a layup by Yonas Gordon with 12:45 remaining. MIT would score six straight pushing the lead to 56-45 with 10:57 left.
MIT led 61-54 with 5:54 left before Jurko scored eight straight including back-to-back treys to end the scoring.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday night when they host Babson in a NEWMAC game at 7:00.