Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College men's basketball Head Coach James Cosgrove (9th season) has announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season, which features trips to a pair of tournaments and 13 contests in front of the home crowd inside Oosting Gymnasium.
Coming off a 15-10 campaign last year in which they advanced to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinals, the Bantams return five players that saw over 18 minutes per game after losing a trio of seniors. This summer, the team announced that senior Connor Merinder (Andover, Mass.) and juniors Nick Seretta (Greenfield, Mass.) and Kyle Padmore (Milton, Mass.)will lead the squad as captains.
Trinity will open the season at the Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament on November 16 and 17 for a pair of games against Husson and either host University of New England or Fitchburg State. The Bantams will then travel to Elms College on November 20 before opening up at home on November 26 against Nichols. The team concludes the first month of the season two days later with a 7 p.m. tip versus Western Connecticut State (11/28).
In the final month of the calendar year, Trinity heads to Norwich University for the Hockenbury Classic where they will face Southern Vermont (12/1) and either Maine-Augusta or the host Cadets (12/2). The Bantams return home for back-to-back contests, versus Springfield (12/5) and Clarkson (12/8), before a December 9 matchup on the road at Anna Maria. After an extended break for the holiday season, the team returns to the hardwood on December 30 and 31 for its annual Trinity College Invitational where the Bantams will entertain FDU-Florham, Western New England and Southern Maine.
The team's first game of 2019 will also be its first NESCAC matchup with a showdown at Amherst on January 4. Trinity will complete a short, two-game road trip with a tilt at Hamilton on January 6 before returning home to Hartford for four-straight games. Bowdoin College comes to Oosting on January 11 before games versus Colby (1/13), Pine Manor (1/16) and St. Joseph's (L.I.) (1/20). On the final weekend of January, Trinity will travel to Williams (1/25) before swinging up to Vermont to face off against the Panthers of Middlebury College (1/27).
In February, the Bantams head down the road to Wesleyan on February 1 before closing out the regular season at home against Connecticut College (2/3), Bates (2/8) and Tufts (2/10). The NESCAC Championship Tournament is set to begin on February 16 with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament which begins on March 1.