Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men's basketball team, coached by James Cosgrove (3rd Season), finished the 2012-13 season with an overall record of 9-15 and finished 10th in the NESCAC with a 2-8 conference mark.
Trinity posted a 5-6 record prior to the New Year, highlighted including a 61-59 win over the host Corsairs in the UMass.-Dartmouth Classic thanks to a lay-up by senior captain guard Mick DiStasio (Yarmouth, Maine) in the final seconds. DiStasio was named to thye all-tournament team at Mass.-Dartmouth and in the Trinity Invitational, while freshman F/C Shay Ajayi (Brooklyn, N.Y.) graced the all-tournament squad in the Harbor Classic at Mass.-Boston. Trinity opened NESCAC play with a 74-67 triumph at Connecticut College, as first-year guard Jaquann Starks (Hartford, Conn.) totaled a team-high 22 points and six rebounds. After a 1-3 slide, sophomore center George Papadeas (Athens, Greece) had 18 points and eight boards in a 69-67 win against league foe Bowdoin, but Trinity dropped five of its last six games to close the year. On February 4, Trinity recorded its final win, 68-66, against Purchase State, as sophomore G/F Hart Gliedman (New York, N.Y.) drilled a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.
Trinity finished fourth in the NESCAC in both field-goal percentage defense (.416) and rebounding margin (+4.3, 31.9 per game), while Starks was the league's most accurate three-point shooter at .449 (44-98). Starks was also sixth in the NESCAC in free throw shooting at .842 (48-57), while Ajayi was eighth in field goal shooting at .513 (77-150) and 14th in rebounding at 5.5 per game (133), and DiStasio was 10th in assists with 3.67 per contest (88). DiStasio received the Belfiore Award as the team MVP and was selected to both the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team and the NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team. DiStasio completed his collegiate career for the Bantams in 2012-13 having helped Trinity qualify for two NESCAC Tournaments and reach the NESCAC Semifinals as a sophomore.