San Antonio – Trinity's men's basketball team earned a convincing 97-85 win over Sul Ross State (TX) University on Tuesday night.
The Tigers shot better than 58% from the field in the game, including a blistering 66.7% (20-30) in a high-scoring second half by both teams.
Sul Ross scored seven of the first nine points to take the early lead in the game, but after Trinity took its first lead (13-12) at the 14:51 mark, the Tigers never trailed again.
Trinity scored 10 unanswered points to turn a narrow two-point lead into a 34-22 advantage with just over four minutes to go until the half. The Tigers kept the pressure on the rest of the period, ending with a 17-4 run to take a 41-26 halftime lead.
The Lobos got within 11 points early in the second period, but would get no closer the rest of the game as the Tigers led by as many as 27 points.
Trinity made 12 of 14 shots over a stretch of eight-plus minutes, turning a 13-point cushion into a 23-point blowout. Sul Ross scored 11 of the final 12 points to cut the final margin down to just 12 points.
Trinity won its third consecutive game to improve to 4-2 on the season, while Sul Ross dropped to 2-2 with the loss.
Nylan Yancy came off the bench with a career-best 20 points in 18 minutes, hitting 5-8 from the field and 8-9 from the foul line. Yancy also knocked down 2-3 from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Specks also had 14 points off the bench for the Tigers, connecting on 6-10 from the floor in his 20 minutes of action.
Jones also picked up a season-best eight assists to lead the way for Trinity. He upped his career total to 372 assists, which leaves him just four shy of breaking the career record for the Tigers. That record was set by William Young from 2011-2015.
Trinity will be back in action in one week, hosting Hardin-Simmons (TX) University on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.