MIT Focused On Remaining Non-Conference Foes

MIT junior guard Mitch Kates is hoping to continue to improve and get better! (Picture courtesy MIT's Athletic Website)

By Matt Noonan 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – After defeating their fifth non-conference opponent, MIT junior guard Mitchell Kates and head coach Larry Anderson discussed the importance of playing teams outside the NEWMAC, (New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference), and improving in every game.

“Non-conference games are good, you get a lot of them, you get three a week, so it’s a lot of playing, and it gets the chemistry going, especially when we’re headed into a conference where there’s a lot of good teams,” said Kates.

“I can’t tell you how important they are to us, but our guys understand it and know that we’re not just preparing for the conference, but every game you play is critical in terms of improvement,” said Anderson. “Our goal is to just get better every day [and Saturday] was one of those days where it looked like we took a little step back, [and hopefully] we can try and move forward, but this game just like all the others are preparing us for NEWMAC play.”

The Engineers will face seven more non-conference squads before welcoming Springfield College to Rockwell Cage on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

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