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2016 Schedule
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Where was the little guy?

Monmouth and Saint Mary's were no little fish. They were two squads that did enough to make the Big Dance, according to Dickie V. Why were they left out? Vitale's Sweet 16 moments

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2017 Bracketology: No. 12 Seeds

  • East: UCLA Bruins/Creighton Blue Jays
  • West: Monmouth Hawks
  • South: Princeton Tigers
  • Midwest: UNC Wilmington Seahawks
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Monmouth pulls within one early in 2nd

Deon Jones got the spinning layup to fall, cutting George Washington's lead to 37-36 on ESPN.

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Watch: Monmouth in NIT second round

The top-seeded Hawks -- and their lovable bench -- host George Washington after they beat Bucknell in the first round. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Monmouth bench is back in action (1:32)
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NIT working out for Monmouth bench

Sometimes you just need to do some sit-ups midway through the second half.

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Postgame Interview with MONM head coach, King Rice. (1:48)
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Monmouth beats first half buzzer

Justin Robinson's stepback 3-pointer gave the Hawks a six-point lead at intermission.

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Monmouth doesn't need to dribble

The Hawks went end-to-end without putting the ball on the floor to set up Collin Stewart for a dunk. (Live on ESPN3)

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The best mid-majors belong in Dance

The NCAA tournament is all about Cinderella stories, but the best contestants from smaller conferences often can't make it to the Big Dance. Ten leagues saw their best teams go down in this year's conference tournaments. The Cinderella Sham (Insider)

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Was Monmouth unfairly overlooked?

The Hawks were left outside the bracket looking in despite playing a challenging nonconference schedule and having a better RPI and résumé than some teams with a ticket to the Dance.

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Were Saint Mary's, Valparaiso snubbed?

If the NCAA tournament field were determined using the Basketball Power Index (BPI), Saint Mary's (31st) and Valparaiso (42nd) would be dancing just like No. 10 seed Syracuse (39th) is.

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Bilas: Very disappointed Monmouth not in (1:14)
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Notable NCAA tournament snubs

Saint Mary's missed the 68-team field, despite a BPI ranking of No. 31. The Gaels, as well as Monmouth and San Diego State, all lost in conference tournament finals.

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Tulsa last team into field thanks to UConn win

Tulsa would have been left out of the NCAA tournament had Memphis beaten UConn in the American Athletic Conference championship game Sunday, selection committee chairman Joe Castiglione said.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Absolutely hate that Monmouth didn't get a bid. Committee always talks about scheduling, Hawks played 23 road games! They were more deserving in my mind than Tulsa for sure.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a banner night for non-power schools: St. Bonaventure, St. Mary's, San Diego State, Monmouth and Valparaiso all left out of the field.

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Monmouth's tournament profile

Monmouth is among Joe Lunardi's "first four out." The Hawks are a respectable 2-2 vs. the BPI top 50, but not enough games against quality opponents may hurt them.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.4Tied-35th
Rebounds Per Game38.858th
Assists Per Game12.3Tied-247th
Points Allowed71.7171st

Tournament History

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Tournament Record0-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4