No. 7 seed
No. 2 St. Anselm
WHAT: Division II East Regional quarterfinals
WHEN: Today, 2:30
WHERE: Southern New Hampshire fieldhouse, Manchester, N.H.
RECORDS: Bridgeport: 21-9, St. Anselm 23-5
AT STAKE: Trip to regional semifinals Sunday at 5 vs. winner of Assumption-Southern New Hampshire
ABOUT UB: Purple Knights defeated Dowling 61-53 last Saturday to win East Coast Conference championship and automatic NCAA bid. ... UB has won 20 games eight times in coach Mike Ruane's 13 seasons. ... UB has won 14 of its last 15 games and has lost only three games since Dec. 1. ... JoJo Swift (11.1 ppg.) was named the ECC tournament's most outstanding player while Darian David (17.0 ppg.) and Dion Waiters (10.2 ppg., NCAA-leading 4.67 steals) were named to all-tournament team.
ABOUT ST. ANSELM: Hawks come into tournament off a NE-10 semifinal loss to Franklin Pierce 71-68. ... This is St. Anselm's first appearance in D-II since 2009-10 and the school's 16th overall. ... The last time UB and the Hawks played each other was in 2009, and the last time the two met in the National Tournament was 2006 with St. Anselm's winning 83-63, and it will be the 45th time the two schools have played each other. UB leads the series 24-20. ... Sophomore Roy Mabrey leads St. Anselm in scoring (17.5 ppg.), and he is joined in double-digit scoring by freshman Mike McCahey (16.6 ppg.) and sophomore Chris Santo (14.2 ppg.) ... Junior guard Dino Mallios leads Division II in assists with 7.2 per game.