Bakary Camara's Buzzer-Beater Lifts UB To An 88-86 Men's Baketball Exhibition Win Over Fairfield

Bakary Camara's Buzzer-Beater Lifts UB To An 88-86 Men's Baketball Exhibition Win Over Fairfield

Fairfield, Conn-A lay-up by sophomore Bakary Camara (Harlem, N.Y.) at the buzzer off a feed from senior Sam Joseph (Brooklyn, N.Y.) lifted the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights to an exciting, come-from-behind, 88-86 victory over the host Fairfield University Stags in a men's basketball exhibition on Friday evening.

UB came back from a 10-point, 45-35, halftime deficit to grab the victory.

Freshman Hashem Abbas (Nahlus, Palestine) led the Purple Knights with a game-high 22 points. Abbas was joined in double-digit scoring by Sam Joseph with 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half and Bakary Camara with 10 points, including the game-winning hoop at the buzzer.

Sophomore Ferron Flavors Jr. and senior Tyler Nelson led six Fairfield players in double figures with 16 points apiece.

Trailing 86-85 with 30 seconds to play following a basket by the Stags' Wassef Methnani, the Purple Knights tied the game at 86-86 when Joesph hit one of two free throws with 18 seconds to play.

Fairfield would attempt to take the lead but Methnani missed a shot that was rebounded by junior D'Vonne Trumbo (Pilesgrove, N.J.), who finished with a team-leading nine boards for Bridgeport, who passed to Joseph who then got the ball to Camara for the game-winning lay-in at the buzzer.

The UB men's basketball team will open is 2017-18 regular season at home next Saturday at 6:00 p.m., when the Purple Knights host Pace University in the Bridgeport Conference Crossover Classic.

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