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Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College men's basketball team enters the week with a 10-3 overall record after a 2-1 week last week with wins over Keene State and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponent Amherst. This week, the Bantams return to the hardwood for a pair of road conference battles over the weekend, starting with Bowdoin on Friday, followed by Colby on Sunday.

Match-ups:
Trinity (10-3) at Bowdoin (9-3)
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Morrell Gymnasium
Brunswick, Maine
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Trinity (10-3) at Colby (7-5)
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Gymnasium
Waterville, Maine
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History versus Bowdoin: Trinity is 49-23 all-time against Bowdoin since the 1946-47 season.

Last meeting against the Polar Bears: The Bantams crushed the Polar Bears last season in Hartford, picking up a 71-53 victory.

History versus Colby: The Bantams are 28-32 in the all-time series since the first-ever matchup in 1937-38.

Last meeting against the Mules: Trinity jumped out to a 40-19 lead at halftime and cruised to a 65-56 victory over Colby in January of last year.

Game Notes:
- Trinity is averaging 76.0 points per game while allowing just 64.0 (2nd in NESCAC) and holding opponents to a 36.1% shooting clip (2nd in NESCAC). The Bantams rank second in the conference in field goal percentage defense (.361) while averaging 4.5 blocks per contest (4th in NESCAC), 8.4 steals (2nd in NESCAC) and pulling down 39.1 rebounds per contest. The Bantams also are the second-best team in the conference when it comes to forcing turnovers (16.3 forced per game) and are third in assists (18.3 apg). 

-  Junior Jeremy Arthur leads the Bantams this season in scoring (13.8 ppg) while pulling down 4.6 boards per contest. Arthur averaged 14.6 points last week for the Bantams while shooting 59% from the floor.

- Senior captain Eric Gendron averaged 11.6 points in Trinity's three games last week. Gendron poured in 16 points and added six assists and five rebounds in Trinity's five-point victory over Amherst. 

- Sophomore Christian Porydzy poured in a career-high 29 points and added six rebounds in an 86-73 win over Keene State. He drained 7-of-12 shots from the floor, 7-of-9 from three-point land, and all eight of his free throws. Porydzy finished the week shooting 51.9 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three-point range, and made all 10 of his shots from the foul line. He is third in the league in assists (4.3 apg) and steals (1.8 spg). 

- Bantam rookie Colin Donovan is second in the NESCAC in assist to turnover ratio (4.3) while classmate Donald Jorden Jr. is tied for sixth (3.5). Gendron is also tenth in the league in blocks per game (1.1).