2016-17 Schedules: Monmouth Hawks

Justin Robinson and the Monmouth Hawks took the college basketball world by storm a season ago, and they'll be a threat in the MAAC once again in 2016-17. (Source: USA Today Sports)
Justin Robinson and the Monmouth Hawks took the college basketball world by storm a season ago, and they’ll be a threat in the MAAC once again in 2016-17. (Source: USA Today Sports)

The Monmouth Hawks were one of the biggest surprises to open the 2015-16, but they didn’t slow down as the season progressed. From their upset victories over the likes of the UCLA Bruins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, to their eccentric bench celebrations, the Hawks thrived in the spotlight.

Despite their strong season, they were ‘snubbed’ on Selection Sunday, finding themselves in the NIT as opposed to the NCAA Tournament, like many thought they’d be.

In 2016-17, the Hawks will have a chip on their shoulder as they look to prove to everyone that last year was no fluke.

They have the talent in place to win the MAAC title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. With the bulk of their core back for another season, the Monmouth Hawks should continue to soar, and they are more than capable of more upsets in non-conference play.

Monmouth Hawks

2015-16 Record: 28-8 (17-3 in MAAC; 1st)
Key Returnees: Justin Robinson, Je’lon Hornbeak, Micah Seaborn, Collin Stewart, Chris Brady, Austin Tilghman
Key Departures: Deon Jones

2016-17 Schedule
(** Denotes Conference Play)

11/11/2016: v. Drexel Dragons
*West Long Branch, NJ

11/15/2016: @ South Carolina Gamecocks
*Charleston, SC

11/18/2016: @ Syracuse Orange
*Syracuse, NY

11/22/2016: v. Cornell Big Red
*West Long Branch, NY

11/25/2016: TBD (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational)
*Hart Center; Worcester, MA

11/26/2016: TBD (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational)
*Hart Center; Worcester, MA

12/6/2016: @ Wagner Seahawks
*Staten Island, NY

12/10/2016: v. Army West Point Black Knights
*West Long Branch, NY

12/13/2016: @ Memphis Tigers
*Memphis, TN

12/20/2016: v. Princeton Tigers
*West Long Branch, NY

12/28/2016: @ North Carolina Tar Heels
*Chapel Hill, NC

Conference Schedule: TBD