This Week: The Trinity College men's basketball team enters the week with an 13-4 overall record after going 2-0 last week with victories over Pine Manor and St. Joseph's (L.I.). This week, the Bantams host Williams on Friday evening and Middlebury on Sunday afternoon in a pair of pivotal New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchups in Oosting.
Trinity (13-4) v. Middlebury (14-3)
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
History versus Williams: Trinity is 31-58 all-time against Williams since the two sides first played in 1906-07.
Last meeting against the Ephs: The Bantams won a nailbiter, 65-63, over the Ephs last winter in Williamstown.
History versus Middlebury: The Bantams are 43-19 in the all-time series since the first-ever matchup during the winter of 1919-20.
Last meeting against the Panthers: Trinity most recently fell to Middlebury in last season's NESAC semifinals where the Panthers came away with a 76-60 victory.
- Trinity is averaging 72.8 points per game while allowing just 62.1 (1st in NESCAC) and holding opponents to a 28.8% shooting clip (2nd in NESCAC). The Bantams are averaging 4.5 blocks per contest (4th in NESCAC), 7.9 steals (4th in NESCAC) and pulling down 39.3 rebounds per contest. The Bantams also are the second-best team in the conference when it comes to forcing turnovers (16.1 forced per game) and are fourth in assists (17.1 apg).
- Junior Jeremy Arthur leads the Bantams this season in scoring (12.3 ppg) while pulling down 4.3 boards per contest. Arthur scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, against Pine Manor last week.
- Sophomore Joseph Bell scored 13 points against the Gators and added 10 points in the team's victory at St. Joseph's. Bell has rattled off three-straight double-digit scoring performances and ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 8.1 points per contest.
- Sophomore Christian Porydzy ranks fifth in the league in assists (3.6 apg) and tenth in steals (1.5 spg). Porydzy is second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per contest and is shooting over 42% from three-point land this year.
- Trinity rookies Colin Donovan (3.8) and Donald Jorden Jr. (3.3) are ranked second and fourth, respectively, in the NESCAC in assists to turnovers ratio. Jorden finished with a team-high ten rebounds against Pine Manor and shot 60% from the field over both games last week.
- Senior co-captain Eric Gendron is Trinity's third leading scorer, averaging 10.1 points per game. Gendron tied a season-high with 16 points against Pine Manor and added four boards and four assists.
- This week's games are two of the final three home contests for the Bantams to close out the regular season. Trinity will honor the members of its senior class on Sunday against Middlebury, and ends the regular season with three-straight road games.