Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College men's basketball Head Coach James Cosgrove (10th season) has announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season, which features three tournaments and 13 contests in front of the home crowd inside Oosting Gymnasium.
Coming off a 17-8 campaign last year in which the team advanced to the NESCAC quarterfinals, the Bantams return six players that saw over 18 minutes per game after losing a trio of seniors. This summer, the team announced that seniors Nick Seretta and Kyle Padmore will captain the program.
Trinity will open the season at the Lafrance Hospitality Tournament on November 15th and 16th for a pair of games against Bard and either UMass.-Dartmouth or Husson. The Bantams will then have its home opener on November 19th against St. Joseph (Conn.). The team will then travel to Manhattanville for the A.J. Buchanan Classic, taking on Morrisville State on November 22nd and then either Manhattanville or Wesley the following day. The team concludes its first month of the season three days later with a 7 p.m. tip versus Elms on November 26th.
To mark the beginning December, the Bantams will play at home against Nichols (12/1). A few short days after, they will travel to the birthplace of basketball to play against Springfield on December 4th. Trinity then heads to Norwich for the Hockenbury Classic, facing Dean (12/7) and either Maine-Augusta or the host Cadets (12/8). After an extended break for the holiday season, the team returns to the hardwood on December 30th and 31st for its annual Trinity Holiday Invitational where the Bantams will entertain Regis College, Babson and Eastern Connecticut.
The team's first game of 2019 will be played against Anna Maria, and will prep the team for its first NESCAC matchup with a showdown at Bowdoin on January 10. Trinity will complete a short, two-game road trip with a tilt at Colby on January 11 before returning home to Hartford for two-straight games. Wesleyan comes to Oosting Gymnasium on January 17th, followed by a non-league opponent in Pine Manor on the 22nd. In the remaining days of January, the team will travel to New London to play against Connecticut College (1/25) before hosting Middlebury on January 31st.
The first day of February will see the Bantams travel up to Williams. Before wrapping up its regular season home slate with a double-header against Tufts on February 7th and Bates on the 8th. Trinity will finish regular season play with one last double-header weekend versus Amherst (2/14) and Hamilton (2/15). The NESCAC Championship Tournament is set to begin on February 22nd with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament which begins on March 6th.