WATCH: Monmouth Bench Guys are the Real MVPs
Monmouth University last made the NCAA Tournament in 2006. However, if it's up to their bench, they'll have a dynasty going pretty soon.
Though the Hawks' run in the Advocare Invitational came to a heartbreaking end on Friday night with a 73-70 downfall to the Dayton Flyers, the guys on their bench have kept fans entertained off the court with their wild celebrations.
Their antics seemed to spur their teammates, as the Hawks nearly came back from a 16 points deficit in the 2nd half before falling by a single possession score. The Hawks tore through a couple of high profile teams in and prior to the early season tournament, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. One of eight teams to partake in the festivities, Monmouth captured a win over PAC-12 program UCLA before shocking the college basketball world by upsetting #17 Notre Dame 70-68 on Thanksgiving night.
Though an improbable win was not to be, the antics of the bench guys will live on forever. Check out some of the highlights from the Dayton game here....
Monmouth returns to action on Sunday afternoon, facing a rematch with USC in the tournament's 3rd place game. The Hawks kept things respectable in a prior road game with the Trojans before falling 101-90. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 PM on ESPN2.
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