WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Shavar Reynolds Jr. finished with 17 points and six assists and George Papas added 16 points and eight rebounds to help Monmouth hold off Quinnipiac 75-72 on Thursday night.
Walker Miller had 10 points for the Hawks (19-11, 11-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Papas sank two free throws with 3 seconds left to preserve the win. Dezi Jones missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Quinnipiac.
Jones scored a season-high 26 points for the Bobcats (12-15, 7-12), who have lost five straight. Matt Balanc added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Marfo had seven rebounds.
The Hawks improve to 2-0 against the Bobcats for the season. Monmouth defeated Quinnipiac 76-63 on Feb. 6.