Monmouth did not make it look pretty, but they did secure their MAAC quarterfinal win on Friday night over Rider by an 11 point margin by the final buzzer.
King Rice made sure his team knew that they needed to bring their best basketball to Albany, and while it wasn’t their best offensive night, the defense carried the day for the Hawks to move on to Sunday afternoon.
Here is a photo gallery from Monmouth’s win on Friday night. Make sure to follow Big Apple Buckets on Facebook for more photos.
Vincent Simone covers the MAAC, Hofstra, and more for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow him on Twitter @VTSimone.