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The Saints open up 2013 on the road against Trinity International University tonight
Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 3, 2013

Holy Cross (9-6, 5-5 CCAC)

Game #16: Thursday, January 3, 8:30 p.m. EST

at Trinity International (7-6, 5-4 CCAC)

DeVos Gymnasium– Deerfield, Ill.


Next up in Saints Basketball: The Saints will enjoy  some time off with the end of semester break before returning to the hardwood against Trinity International University for the first time this season. The game for both teams will be the first played in over two weeks.

Last time out: Holy Cross saw their season high four-game winning streak end against the University of St. Francis on December 18th in a 74-67 home loss. With a 12-point lead in the second half, the Saints saw St. Francis answer with an 8-to-0 run to cut the lead to just four. A three-pointer from St. Francis with 29 seconds left put the Saints behind  for the final time in the game. After missing the game-tying three-pointer, St. Francis was able to knock down their free-throws which put the Saints in the loss column for the first time since December 1st. The victory for St. Francis was the fifth consecutive time they have defeated the Saints (Holy Cross has never beaten St. Francis).

Head Coach Bob Schermerhorn: In his 3rd season, Coach Schermerhorn is all-time winningest coach in Saints basketball  history. Currently, the Saints are off to their best start in program history at 9-6.

Following the Saints: Tonight's game can be seen on live-stream for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Trinity International University's Athletics Department. All home games for the Saints can be heard online via the Regional Radio Sports Network. Links can be found under ‘listen live' on our athletics webpage.

Series Note: Tonight's matchup will be the fifth between the two programs. With the series tied at 2-to-2, the Saints have had the luxury of winning the last two matchups. The last win came on February 18, 2012 when the Saints defeated the Trojans 78-65 at McKenna Arena.

Over the last five games the Saints have...

Averaged 46.8% from the field...

Outrebounded their opponents in three of the five games…

Had an assist-to-turnover ratio over 1 in the four wins…

Attempted at least 17 free-throws in each game…

Averaged over 81 points per game..

Scouting the Trojans: Currently sitting in fifth place, and a half game ahead of the Saints, the Trojans are coming off an extended layoff where they last place Saint Xavier on December 17th. Four players average at least 8 points-per-game with Dillon Wadsack leading the way at 13.9 per game.

Full PDF notes can be found on the right hand column under 'listen live'