CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ian Hinkley had a game-high 30 points and MIT closed out the first half with a 21-1 run as the Engineers beat visiting Coast Guard 76-60 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
MIT improves to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the NEWMAC while the Bears drop to 5-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Paul Costain, who had 12 points all season, came off the bench and hit four 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 16 points.
Tyler Perez had nine points and a tied his career-high with 10 rebounds while Noah Baldez finished with nine points and six rebounds.
MIT shot 50 percent (26 of 52) in the win connecting on 9 of 23 from 3-point range while Coast Guard was 21 of 64 (32.8 percent) and made 9 of 38 (23.7 percent) from behind the arc.
Coast Guard was quick out of the gates as the Bears jumped out to a 9-2 lead following a 3-pointer by Jason Frazer with 15:25 left.
Justin Kane's dunk and free throw completed a three-point play giving the Bears a 12-6 lead with 13:33 left in the first half, but Coast Guard would make just one field goal the rest of the half going 1-17 over the final 13:33 of the half, missing its last 12 shots.
The Bears led 16-13 with 8:21 left in the half before MIT used a 21-1 run to end the half taking a 34-17 lead at the break.
The Engineers would score the first five points of the second half to complete a 19-0 run to make the score 39-17 with 18:19 left.
Coast Guard used a late 9-1 run, five of those by Costain, to make the score 70-56 with 1:51 left.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday night with a NEWMAC game at Babson at 7:00.