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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 13-6 overall record after dropping a pair of games last weekend. This week, the Bantams travel to No. 16 Eastern Connecticut State on Wednesday evening before hosting No. 17 Wesleyan on Friday in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup, followed by a quick trip down the road to Connecticut College for another conference tilt on Sunday afternoon.

Match-ups:
Trinity (13-6) at Eastern Connecticut State (17-2)
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Geissler Gymnasium
Willimantic, Connecticut
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Trinity (13-6) v. Wesleyan (16-4)
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (13-6) at Connecticut College (6-13)
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Luce Field House
New London, Connecticut
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History versus ECSU: Trinity is 13-10 against the Warriors in the all-time series, dating back to the winter of 1982-83.

Last meeting against the Warriors: The Bantams fell, 72-65, to ECSU in last season's Trinity Holiday Invitational Championship game.

History versus Wesleyan: The Bantams and Cardinals are locked at 93-93 in the all-time series which began during the 1907-08 season.

Last meeting against the Cardinals: After dropping the regular season meeting, 65-61, the Bantams got revenge in the form of a 51-49 victory in the NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals in late February.

History versus Conn College: Trinity is 43-10 all-time against Conn College since the two sides first played in 1978-79.

Last meeting against the Camels: The Bantams cruised to a 70-52 triumph over the Camels in mid-January of last year.

Game Notes:
- Trinity is averaging 72.4 points per game while allowing just 64.1 (3rd in NESCAC) and holding opponents to a 37.4% shooting clip (2nd in NESCAC). The Bantams are averaging 4.5 blocks per contest (3rd in NESCAC), 7.6 steals (4th in NESCAC) and pulling down 38.7 rebounds per contest. The Bantams also are the second-best team in the conference when it comes to forcing turnovers (15.6 forced per game) and are fourth in assists (17.2 apg). 

- Sophomore Nick Seretta went 9-of-13 from the field and 10-of-12 from the foul line against the Panthers off the bench to finish with a career-high 30 points. The performance was Seretta's eighth double-digit scoring effort coming off the bench this season, as the sophomore is averaging 8.4 ppg. 

- Junior Jeremy Arthur leads the Bantams this season in scoring (11.9 ppg) while pulling down 4.3 boards per contest. Arthur scored 11 points against Middlebury and added eight rebounds and three assists. 

- Senior co-captain Eric Gendron finished with a season-high 18 points against Williams on Friday, shooting 7-of-13 from the field. Gendron also pulled down a pair of boards and dished out five assists, and is second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.4 points per contest. Gendron is also fifth in the NESCAC in assists (3.5 apg) and eighth in free throw shooting percentage (.784).

- Sophomore Christian Porydzy ranks fourth in the league in assists (3.7 apg) and tied for seventh in steals (1.4 spg). Porydzy is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per contest and is shooting just under 40% from three-point land this year.

- Trinity rookies Colin Donovan (4.0) and Donald Jorden Jr. (3.7) are ranked second and third, respectively, in the NESCAC in assists to turnovers ratio. Jorden finished with seven rebounds against Williams while Donovan had a pair of blocks against the Ephs.

- Friday night's game versus Wesleyan marks the final home game of the regular season for Trinity. The Bantams close out the regular season with three-straight road contests, including two next weekend, at Bates and at Tufts.