San Antonio – The Tiger men's basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak with a lopsided 73-52 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Colorado College on Saturday night.
Trinity led wire to wire in the game, beginning with a 15-5 run over the first seven-plus minutes to put Colorado College on its heels.
Colorado bounced back to cut the lead to three (17-14) midway through the first half, but Trinity never let the visitors any closer. Trinity scored 13 of the final 17 points of the period to take a 36-23 lead into the locker room.
After the break, Trinity continued to extend the lead by not allowing a point over the first four-plus minutes of the second period. The Tigers scored nine straight points to start the final half, sprinting to a 45-23 lead.
Colorado put together some short spurts to cut the lead to 15 points on a couple of occasions, but they would get no closer as Trinity answered each run with a scoring streak of its own to remain comfortably in front.
With a 12-5 run midway through the second, Trinity led by 25 points (62-37) with 6:23 remaining and the game was in hand.
Trinity improved to 3-14 overall this season, including a 3-5 mark in SCAC play. Colorado fell to 6-13 overall and 2-8 in conference.
The teams split the regular season series with each team winning at home.
The 73 points scored by Trinity in tonight's game marked the most for the Tigers since earning a 75-71 road win over Austin College in mid-December.
Isaiah Specks paced three Trinity players in double figures, leading all scorers with 16 points to go with a game-best nine rebounds, four assists, and a pair of steals. Specks shot 6-14 from the field and 3-3 from the foul line.
Jordan Lippman gave Trinity a big spark off the bench with 15 points on 6-9 shooting, draining 3-5 from three-point range in his 17 minutes of action.
Matthew Colliflower knocked down 5-8 from the field on his way to 12 points, adding six rebounds to his stat line. Colliflower has now reached double figures in three of the past four games for the Tigers.
Trinity shot just under 46% from the field as a team, holding Colorado to just 36.4% shooting in the game and gave up just 7-23 shooting (30.4%) from beyond the arc.
The Tigers also held a 34-14 advantage in points in the paint and a 19-12 edge in points off turnovers, as the home team forced 18 turnovers in the game.
Trinity will continue conference play on the road, taking on Southwestern (TX) University at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, in Georgetown, Texas.