Colorado Springs, Colorado - Trinity's men's basketball team began a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend on the road with a 58-51 loss at Colorado College on Friday night.
Trinity started off slowly in the game after scoring just four points in the first 10 minutes of play, but the Tiger defense also held Colorado to just 13 points to limit the damage.
After that initial drought, Trinity rattled off 11 unanswered points in less than five minutes to take a 15-13 lead. Colorado College broke the run by putting together a 9-2 scoring run over the final four-plus minutes to take a 22-19 halftime lead.
Trinity fell behind by six points in the opening minutes of the second half, but the visitors rallied once again to cut the lead to just 32-34 with just over 12 minutes left.
Colorado responded with six straight points to push the lead to eight, but Trinity battled back with an 8-0 run of its own to tie the game 40-40 with less than seven minutes remaining.
Trinity wasn't able to pull in front, but the game was still tied 51-51 with 2:16 to play. The visitors missed two shots and two free throws to close out the game and Colorado pulled away with the win.
The Tigers drop to 2-12 overall and 2-3 in SCAC play with the team's fifth straight loss, while Colorado College improves to 6-11 and 2-6 in conference.
Brooks Mays hit 5-9 from the field to tie for the team lead with 11 points in the game, adding three rebounds and three assists.
Aaron Knopp was 5-9 shooting to finish with 10 points and four rebounds in the game, and he was Trinity's only other player to reach double figures.
Trinity shot just over 40% from the field in the game, while also holding Colorado under 35% shooting overall and 5-22 (22.7%) from three-point range. Colorado connected on 17-27 free throws in the game, while Trinity had just four free throw attempts in the game.
Trinity will wrap up the SCAC weekend with a game at Johnson & Wales (CO) University tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. (MT).