BASKETBALL GAMEDAY PREVIEW: HAWKS TAKE ON NIAGARA IN MAAC QUARTERFINALS
2017 MAAC Tournament Quarterfinals
Monmouth Hawks (26-5, 18-2 MAAC) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (10-22, 6-14 MAAC)
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm ET
Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Play-by-Play: Doug Sherman
Analyst: Rob Kennedy
Shore Sports Network 1160/1310AM
Play-by-Play: Eddy Occhipinti
Analyst: Steve Bazaz
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The Hawks enter the 2017 MAAC Tournament winners of 16 consecutive games, and will be the top seed for the second consecutive season. MU will take on #9 Niagara in the quarterfinals after the Purple Eagles won their opening round game Thursday over Quinnipiac. MU swept Niagara during the regular season.
Monmouth leads the all-time series 8-1 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.
With a win tonight, Monmouth would play the winner of the #4 Siena/#5 Fairfield quarterfinal on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN3.