Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport men's basketball team lost its final game before the Holiday Break falling to the visiting Saint Anselm College Hawks, 87-83, in Hubbell Gym on Tuesday afternoon. UB is now 7-4 overall; while Saint Anselm ups its overall record to 6-4.
UB hit nine more field goals than the Hawks on the afternoon, 36-27, but Saint Anselm finished with a huge advantage at the free throw line connecting on 24-of-28 shots to Bridgeport's 6-of-7 from the line.
Senior Kyle Benjamin (Bronx, N.Y.) led the Purple Knights with a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds.
Saint Anslem's Harrison Taggart led all scorers on the afternoon with a career-high 36 points.
The UB men's basketball team will return to the court on Friday, December 30th at Bentley University. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.