The Bates College basketball season ended Friday night when Trinity College beat the Bobcats 79-62 in the NCAA round of 16.

The Sweet 16 playoff game was played at Babson College in Massachusets and the Bobcats had one of those miserable nights shooting the ball - just 16-for-55 (29%). Bates was even worse from the three-point line, just 2-for-20 (10%).

Meanwhile Trinity shot almost 44% from the field.

The loss means the end of the college career for Bates captain Graham Safford. The former Camden Hills and Hampden Academy standout finished with a team high 20 points.

Jaquann Starks led Trinity with 20 points.

The Bantams(23-6) move into the elite 8 round game on Saturday night.

For Bates, the first ever appearance in the NCAAs ends in the third round.