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Sports Shorts for Dec. 5: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics

Men's basketball rises to No. 9 in national rankings; swimming and diving teams impress at MIT Invitational.

Overall and Conference Records (as of Dec. 5)
Men’s Basketball: 8-0 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Women’s Basketball: 4-3 (1-1 NEWMAC)
Men’s Fencing: 3-6
Women’s Fencing: 6-5
Rifle: 14-2
Squash: 4-5
Men’s Swimming & Diving: 2-0
Women’s Swimming & Diving: 3-0

National Rankings
#9 – Men’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball
12/3 – No. 9 Engineers Pummel Lesley, 92-52
12/1 – Hollingsworth's Big Night Helps Lead No. 9 MIT Past Newbury 93-50
11/28 – No. 9 Engineers Improve to 6-0 with 89-57 Win over Emerson

Women’s Basketball
12/3 – Kordell, Pena, Hunt Lead MIT in Thriller over WPI
11/30 – Wellesley Fights off Engineers, 51-46

Men’s Fencing
12/5 – Tech Battles at Brandeis Invitational

Women’s Fencing
12/5 – MIT Defeats UNC at Brandeis Invitational

12/3 – Rifle Powers Past Massachusetts Maritime, Wentworth

12/5 – Squash Wins Three Matches at MIT and Wellesley Invitational

Men’s Swimming & Diving
12/3 – MIT Impressive at MIT Winter Invitational

Women’s Swimming & Diving
12/3 – MIT Impressive at MIT Winter Invitational

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