Hartford, Conn. - The visiting Williams College Ephs posted an 83-66 win over the Trinity College Bantams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's basketball regular season finale for both teams this afternoon at Oosting Gymnasium. Trinity closes the regular season at 10-13 overall and 3-6 in the NESCAC, earning the No. 7 seed in the NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Bantams will play at No. 2-seeded Middlebury on Saturday, February 20 in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. Trinity has made 10 straight NESCAC Tournaments. Williams, ranked No. 2 in the nation, ends its regular season at 23-1 overall and 9-0 in the league, earns the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC Tourney, and will host No. 8-seeded Wesleyan in the NESCAC Quarterfinal next Saturday.
Williams senior co-captain guard Blake Schultz (Atherton, Calif.) led all scorers with 27 points and added five rebounds, making five of six tries from long range, while sophomore guard James Wang (Sydney, Australia) added 19 points, four boards, and six assists, and senior guard Alex Rubin (Chevy Chase, Md.) chipped in with 14 points and four assists. Williams shot 61.4 percent from the floor (27-for-44) and 68.2 percent from three-point range (15-for-22). Junior guard Ian Fels (Miami, Fla.) paced Trinity with 22 points, while sophomore guard Salah Abdo (Chelsea, Mass.) had 12 points, and sophomore center Chris Applegate (High Point, N.C.) pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.