Men’s Basketball Tops Century Mark in CMU DoubleTree Invitational Win Over Mount Aloysius

Men’s Basketball Tops Century Mark in CMU DoubleTree Invitational Win Over Mount Aloysius

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team defeated Mount Aloysius College 102-67 on Saturday, November 26 in the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational. All 15 Tartans recorded a point, as the Cardinal and Gray even their season record at 2-2 while the Mounties drop to 0-4.

With the score 20-16 in favor of Carnegie Mellon at the 12-minute mark of the first half, the home team rattled off 12 straight points to push its lead to 32-16. During the stretch, freshman Zach Howarth (Freehold, N.J./St. John Vianney) connected on two of his four three-point buckets on the afternoon.

The Tartans maintained their lead the rest of the half and took a 50-29 lead into the break. Carnegie Mellon connected on 8-of-21 three-pointers in the first half and were led by Howarth's 12 points of the bench.

Two minutes into the second half, junior Thomas Cook's (Gwynn Oak, Md./Carver Arts & Tech.) jumper gave the Tartans a 57-36 lead and Carnegie Mellon never led by less than 20 points the remainder of the way.
Carnegie Mellon ended the game shooting 14-of-37 from behind the arc. It marked the most long balls made by the Tartans since connecting on 16 on November 30, 2013 in a win over Penn State New Kensington.

Howarth led the Tartans with a career-best 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a 4-of-6 outing from long range. Senior Jack Serbin (New Albany, Ohio) recorded 14 points while junior Ryan Maha (West Mifflin, Pa.) chipped in with 13.

Sophomore Seth Henry (Fulton, Md./Reservoir) turned in a career day, as he scored nine points, grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and dished out a game-high four assists. Freshman Trent Suddeth (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) also collected a game-best seven rebounds and added eight points in the win while freshman Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) dished out a game-best four assists as well and collected three steals.  

The Tartans improve to 22-1 in program history when scoring 100 points in a contest. The lone loss came in a 102-100 setback to Westminster College in 2004.
The Tartans return to the court on Sunday, November 27 against Saint Vincent College in the championship game of the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational at 3:00 p.m. Saint Vincent defeated Goucher College 81-73 Saturday. Goucher and Mount Aloysius will play at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the consolation game.