University of Nottingham put Trent in their place as they convincingly beat the men in pink 75-42 in the 2014 Men’s Varsity Basketball fixture.
A capacity crowd of 4,426 people filled the Capital FM Arena to anxiously await the fate of their university team as the University of Nottingham faced up against Trent for the second consecutive year in the massive arena. The opening quarter was far more open than many had predicted with Trent eventually trailing 14-19 after the initial period of play. Some impressive layups by Trent’s McKen had exploited some lackadaisical defence from Coach Richardson’s side, but the crowd were certainly enjoying seeing so many baskets in such quick succession.
The second quarter continued much the same, with the University of Nottingham maintaining their lead with the score at 36-31 at the buzzer. Combination play from pointguard and playmaker Aaron Brown and captain Jeff Smith was really making the difference with fellow guard Zapeta also stamping his mark on the game with a beautiful layup from distance.