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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 an 11-4 overall record after splitting a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games last week. This week, the Bantams return to the hardwood for a pair of non-conference road tilts, beginning with Pine Manor on Wednesday night before a Saturday afternoon game at St. Joseph's (L.I.). 

Match-ups:
Trinity (11-4) at Pine Manor (7-7)
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Pine Manor Gymnasium
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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Trinity (11-4) at St. Joseph's (L.I.) (2-11)
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Danzi Center
Patchogue, New York
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History versus Pine Manor: Trinity is 1-0 all-time against Pine Manor after the first-ever matchup between the two sides last winter.

Last meeting against the Gators: The Bantams crushed the Gators last season in Hartford, picking up an 83-65 victory.

History versus St. Joseph's: The Bantams are 1-0 in the all-time series since the first-ever matchup last season.

Last meeting against the Eagles: Trinity downed the Eagles, 78-66, in the first game of the Trinity Holiday Invitational last winter on December 30th.

Game Notes:
- Trinity is averaging 74.1 points per game while allowing just 64.1 (1st in NESCAC) and holding opponents to a 28.6% shooting clip (2nd in NESCAC). The Bantams are averaging 4.4 blocks per contest (4th in NESCAC), 8.0 steals (3rd in NESCAC) and pulling down 39.2 rebounds per contest. The Bantams also are the third-best team in the conference when it comes to forcing turnovers (16.0 forced per game) and are fourth in assists (17.5 apg). 

-  Junior Jeremy Arthur leads the Bantams this season in scoring (12.8 ppg) while pulling down 4.6 boards per contest. Arthur scored 14 points and pulled in five rebounds against the Polar Bears.

- Sophomore Joseph Bell had a team-high 14 points against Colby over the weekend. Bell, who finished in double-figures for the fourth time this winter, shot 5-of-11 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. 

- Sophomore Christian Porydzy ranks fourth in the league in assists (3.9 apg) and seventh in steals (1.5 spg). Porydzy is second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.0 points per contest and is shooting over 42% from three-point land this year. He finished with 14 points in Trinity's victory against Bowdoin last week.

- Trinity rookies Donald Jorden Jr. (4.5) and Colin Donovan (4.4) are 1-2 in the NESCAC in assists to turnovers ratio. Donovan dished out four helpers against Colby while Jorden Jr. finish with six points and seven rebounds against the Mules.

- Sophomore Nick Seretta scored a team-high 17 points and added two steals in a 73- 68 win at Bowdoin. Seretta is currently fourth on the team in scoring (7.7 ppg).