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Bradley Jomard led MIT with 24 points in the Engineers' win at No. 6 Tufts.
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MIT continued its promising season with a win at No. 6 Tufts and Hobart scored another win over a ranked foe, this time upending No. 16 Rochester. Meanwhile UW-Whitewater edged Illionois Weslyean in women's action.

Playing at home for the first time this season, No. 6 Tufts opened up an 11-point lead on MIT midway through the first half. MIT responded with a 24-8 run keyed by a trio of three-pointers from Cameron Korb, and the Engineers led by 10 at the half. Tufts pulled within one at 63-62 midway through the second half, and MIT answered with an 8-0 run to open up its lead again. Tufts again rallied within one possession when Vincent Pace's layup cut the MIT lead to two with 2:07 left. Bradley Jomard responded with a layup for MIT and the Engineers went 8-for-8 from the foul line to seal a 93-83 victory. Box score

Jomard led MIT (3-0) with 24 points in 36 minutes on 10-for-16 shooting. Pace scored 27 points for Tufts (1-2).

After beating No. 19 St. John Fisher in its season opener in a week ago, Hobart scored another surprise victory on Tuesday night. The Statesmen held No. 16 Rochester to 31 percent shooting in the second half and pulled away from the Yellowjackets, 72-61. Ryan Clammage scored 25 points for Rochester, but the rest of the Yellowjackets shot 13-for-49 from the field. Jamal Lucas and Tucker Lescoe scored 17 a piece for Hobart (2-0). Recap

North Central (Ill.) edged Benedictine 82-79 in a battle of local rivals trying to avoid winless starts. Mike Pollack hit the game-winning three for the Cardinals with 1.1 seconds, capping a 25-point night for the freshman. Brayden Olson scored 32 points for Benedictine which dropped to 0-3. Recap

All five starters for Berry scored double-figures, but it still wasn't enough to beat No. 17 Emory. The Eagles outlasted the Vikings 109-103, despite missing preseason All-American Adam Gigax. Matt Davet shot 4-for-4 from three and scored 17 points for Emory (2-0). Emory may be the only South region team in the next Top 25 poll because Averett rolled over No. 18 Guilford 82-69. The Cougars shot 14-for-23 from three, including a 5-for-6 performance from Austin DeLucia.

The Skyline Conference started conference play with a surprising result when St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) beat Farmingdale State 71-70 on a Kavan Meiner layup with two seconds left. The Golden Bears finished in last place with a 1-15 conference record while Farmingdale State finished first last season.

Matthew Tate and Brandon Federici combined for 40 points, and Franklin and Marshall beat Gettysburg 69-53 in the Centennial Conference opener. No. 5 Ramapo blitzed William Paterson 87-65 to open NJAC play on the right foot.

Women's recap: UW-Whitewater, Roger Williams win nail-biters

In an early showdown of undefeated ranked foes, No. 20 UW-Whitewater narrowly beat No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan, 62-60.

The Warhawks opened the fourth quarter with a 51-42 lead before Illinois Wesleyan pulled within two on a pair of free throws by Kendall Sosa. Whitewater turned the ball over on its next possesion and the Titans had two shots from behind the arc to take the lead but missed both. Andrea Meinert grabbed the rebound for Whitewater off the second miss, got fouled and made two free throws with nine seconds left to put the game out of reach. Meinert tallied eight points and 10 rebounds for the Warhawks (3-0). Box score

Roger Williams made three free throws in the game's final seven seconds to rally past No. 18 Mass-Dartmouth, 77-75. Leading by one with seven seconds left, the Corsairs fouled Roger Williams' forward Mariah Nicholas and sent her to the line. She made the first free throw to tie the game and missed the second, but teammate Stephanie Bramante grabbed the offensive rebound. Mass-Dartmouth fouled Nicholas again with two seconds left and she made both free throws to win the game. Box score

No. 13 Hope improved to 3-0 with a win at NACC favorite Concordia (Wis.), 69-61. Lauren Newman scored 19 points for the Flying Dutch. Rose-Hulman outscored No. 22 Chicago 21-8 in the first quarter and held on for a 64-62 win. Ally Bromenschenkel posted a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) for the Fightin' Engineers. This is the second of four consecutive games against ranked opponents for Rose-Hulman.

No. 23 Montclair State opened NJAC play by trouncing Kean 68-51. The Red Hawks led 54-30 at the start of the third period and held the Cougars to 29 percent shooting (17-for-59) in the game. Kean was selected third in the NJAC preseason poll, behind Montclair State and Stockton.