For the first time this season, junior center was held without a double double. He led all of Division III with 27 double doubles (double digit points and rebounds).
Matthews, a 7-foot force in the paint and Skyline Conference player of the year, was held to 11 points and 5 rebounds against MIT (26-1). He was saddled with four fouls.
Farmingdale State (23-5) won its first-round matchup Friday, outlasting Hartwick, 98-88, in overtime. Matthews had 33 points and 19 boards in that game. Guard Ryan Davis scored a season-high 16 points and tied a school record with 11 assists.
But the Rams, playing on back-to-back nights, started slowly against MIT and never recovered. MIT jumped in front 16-3 just 3:10 in on Noel Hollingsworth's three-pointer. Hollingsworth, a 6-foot-9 senior who started his career at Division I Brown, finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds.
MIT has the best record in school history.