Team preview: Monmouth

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 7:35 AM ET
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It all boils down to defense at Monmouth.

In 10 of the last 15 seasons, the Hawks have ranked at the top of the NEC in scoring defense, including last season when they tied for first with Central Connecticut after allowing just 67.1 points per game.