Oakdale, N.Y.-The University of Bridgeport men's basketball team opened 2010-11 East Coast Conference play with a 52-48 win at Dowling College on Wednesday night. The win is the Purple Knights first of the season, as they are now 1-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Dowling remain winless at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the ECC.
Senior Jermaine Washington (Philadelphia, Pa.) led UB in scoring in the win with a game-high 15 points. Junior Donte Mentor (Brooklyn, N.Y.) played a strong game off the Purple Knights' bench scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 14 minutes of playing time.
Bridgeport is next in action at home on Saturday afternoon when they host Mercy College. Action gets underway in Hubbell Gym at 3:00 p.m.