Credit: Dawn Anderson
It’s likely that 10, 15, or even 25 years from now, references to 2008-‘09 will still be commonplace in the record books for MIT men’s basketball.
Individually and as a team, the Engineers rewrote 26 records this season. Senior guard and cocaptain Jimmy Bartolotta (above) set new marks for career points (2,279) and career steals (184), and cocaptain Bradley Gampel ‘09 racked up the most assists in a season (207) and steals in a season (80). The team’s 21 wins also tied an Institute record.
And for the first time in the basketball program’s 108-year history, MIT received a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament, courtesy of its first-ever NEWMAC conference championship. One ESPN columnist described MIT as “the best Cinderella story of March Madness this year.”
A stunning 73-68 upset of nationally ranked Rhode Island College in the first-round game added more luster to an already historic season, but unfortunately, it would be MIT’s final win. Despite a hard-fought battle in their second game, the Engineers fell to Farmingdale State, 67-61, to end the season.
Bartolotta–who double-majored in management science and physics–was named an Academic All-American and the D3Hoops National Player of the Year. He also won the coveted Jostens Trophy, which honors the most outstanding men’s and women’s Division III basketball players of the year.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.