Purple Knights Fall In Men's Hoops Exhibition Versus Division I Providence College

Purple Knights Fall In Men's Hoops Exhibition Versus Division I Providence College

Providence, R.I.-The University of Bridgeport men's basketball team travelled to Rhode Island on Friday to face the Division I Providence College Friars of the Big East Conference in an exhibition contest, and the Purple Knights were defeated by a score of 96-57.

Senior Dennis Green (Bronx, N.Y.) led Bridgeport with a game-high 21 points, and he was joined in double figures by classmate Eric Rankin (Bronx, N.Y.) with 11.

UB trailed 40-29 at the half but were outscored 56-28 in the final stanza.

Nate Watson led three Providence players in double figures with 15 points.

Up next, the UB men's basketball team will open its 2018-19 schedule at home on Saturday, November 10 when the Purple Knights host USciences at 5:00 p.m. as part of the season-opening Bridgeport Conference Crossover Classic.