BASKETBALL GAMEDAY PREVIEW: HAWKS PLAY HOST TO NIAGARA THURSDAY NIGHT
Monmouth Hawks (22-5, 14-2 MAAC) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (9-18, 6-10 MAAC)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 8:00pm ET
OceanFirst Bank Center, West Long Branch, NJ
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Play-by-Play: Doug Sherman
Analyst: Rob Kennedy
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Monmouth enters tonight with a chance to clinch its second straight regular season title outright, and have already secured at least a share of it. The Hawks have won a school record 12 games in a row, while Niagara has dropped four of six and fell to Iona on Sunday. MU topped the Purple Eagles on the road in January, 90-83.
Monmouth leads the all-time series 7-1 and have not lost to Niagara since joining the MAAC. The lone Purple Eagles win came in 2008 as a non-conference matchup while MU was a member of the NEC.
Monmouth heads to Fairfield to take on the Stags on Tuesday, 1/21 at 7:00 p.m.