Bridgeport, Conn.- The University of Bridgeport men's basketball team wrapped up the 2017-18 East Coast Conference regular season title with an 83-73 home win over the visiting Molloy College Lions on Senior Night at Hubbell Gym. Wednesday night's victory extends UB school record winning streak to 14, as the Purple Knights are now 23-4 overall and 16-1 in the ECC. Molloy is now 7-20 overall and 6011 in conference play.
Bridgeport raced out to a 20-point, 41-21, lead at the half, and up its advantage to 34 points with 15:00 minutes to play before holding on for the 10-point triumph.
Senior Sharif Cobb (Harlem, N.Y.) led Bridgeport in scoring with 12 points, and he was joined in double figure by sophomore Bakary Camara (Harlem, N.Y.), who finished with a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Five other Purple Knights finished with nine points on the evening in senior Sam Joseph (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who also grabbed nine rebounds, classmate Carlos DeJesus (Bronx. N.Y.), juniors Dennis Green (Bronx. N.Y.) and Vakas Iqbal (Staten Island, N.Y.) plus freshman Hashem Abbas (Nablus, Palestine).
Molloy's Nick Corbett led all scorers on the night with 27 points
The UB men will close out the regular season this Saturday, February 24 visiting Queens (N.Y.) College in an ECC matchup. Game time is set for 3:30 pm.