WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Justin Robinson (Lake Katrine, NY/Kingston) and Micah Seaborn (Fort Worth, TX/Prime Prep Academy) combined for 43 points as Monmouth won its seventh game in a row over Quinnipiac at the OceanFirst Bank Center Friday, 95-76.
The Monmouth lead was between seven and 11 for the first 10:23 before Robinson netted a technical free throw to put MU up 12. Quinnipiac again got the deficit to within seven on a Peter Kiss layup at 5:40, but a 7-0 Monmouth run put it out of reach, including 5-5 from the foul line. The Hawks also scored the final seven points of the night to win by 19 and move to 9-2 in the MAAC.
Monmouth led by nine at the half thanks to 10 points in the period from Collin Stewart (Glenville, NY/Mekeel Christian Academy). The Hawks led by as many as 13 in the half and led by at least six from the 11:45 mark on. Austin Tilghman (Wilmington, DE/Archbishop Carroll) drilled a triple to extend it to 40-27 at 7:32, Monmouth’s largest edge of the period. NOTES AND QUOTES
“I got some really good kids on my side and we’re still getting better.” –Head Coach King Rice
“We’re constantly finding ways to win and I love that about this group.” –King Rice
-Collin Stewart worked into double figures in both contests against Quinnipiac this season.
-Pierre Sarr missed his first game this season with an illness.
-Tonight marked the sixth time that two Hawks scored 20+ points in the same game.
-Justin Robinson is now 11 points from tying Monmouth’s Division I scoring record.
-Chris Brady snagged 11 rebounds, tying the most for a Hawk this season.
-Monmouth has now swept two MAAC teams, topping Canisius and Quinnipiac twice.
-The Hawks have won four in a row against Quinnipiac.
-King Rice earned his 96th
-Micah Seaborn hit four threes for the second time this year, and the first since hitting eight against South Carolina State.NUMBERS CRUNCH
-The Hawks held an opponent to under 20% from deep for the second game in a row.
-Monmouth outscored QU in the second half by 12.
-Brady blocked three shots for the second game in a row.
-Justin Robinson had three steals, including the 200th
of his career.
-Monmouth led for the final 36:37 of the game.
-The Hawks are now 14-0 when leading at the half.
-The Hawks are 15-1 when someone scores 20+ points.
-Monmouth is 14-0 when outshooting an opponent.
-Monmouth is on the road Monday night for a contest against Marist, with tip scheduled for 7:00 p.m.