- Category: Volume 88 (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
- Published: 25 January 2017
- Written by THE OUTLOOK
Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team picked up two conference wins over the weekend, defeating Manhattan 82-71 on Friday night and Fairfield 91-49 on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks improved to 16-5 overall and 8-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
“That might have been our best defensive effort since I’ve been here,” Rice said after the Fairfield game. “Defensively we’ve had some pretty good efforts, but that was pretty incredible today.”
Senior point guard Justin Robinson was named MAAC Players of the Week for the first time this season, scoring 22.7 points per game with 14 assists, 11 rebounds and six steals over three games. Robinson became just the third Hawk in the D1 era to reach 1,700 career points. He is just 33 points away from the Monmouth D1 all-time scoring record of 1,749 points. The Hawks return to action on Friday, Jan. 27 when they welcome Quinnipiac to the OceanFirst Bank Center. Tip-off will be at 7:00 p.m. and the game will air on ESPNU.