Monmouth (8-8, 2/3 Metro Atlantic) took a 35-32 lead into halftime, and then opened the second half on a 10-2 run. The Hawks pulled away in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the field, and led by as many as 22.
Monmouth and Niagara were playing for the first time as conference opponents, with Niagara winning the only previous meeting between the teams in 2008.
SEC Now's Daymeon Fishback and Peter Burns break down how the Tigers may have a tough challenge ahead in Chris Silva and the Gamecocks.
SEC Now's Daymeon Fishback and Peter Burns discuss what the Tide and Wildcats will bring to the court in their upcoming game.
Dikembe Dixson scored 18 points, Jordan Blount had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Illinois-Chicago beat Green Bay 83-75 on Friday night.