Saturday, November 14, 2015

Monmouth upsets UCLA in OT at Pauley Pavilion (VIDEO)

In what was a long night of college basketball upsets, Monmouth pulled off a big one against one of the most storied programs in college basketball history.

Monmouth — a MAAC school from New Jersey — went across the country to Pauley Pavilion and upset UCLA 84-81 in overtime. Not only that, but the Hawks did it after being down 13 points with 12 minutes left in the game.

Monmouth shouldn't be taken lightly and is one of the better teams in the MAAC. They could make an NCAA Tournament run this season. Plus, UCLA was without Jonah Bolden due to disciplinary reasons.

And it won't get any easier for the Bruins. They still have nonconference games against UNLV, Long Beach State and Louisiana-Lafayette — all of whom figure to be near the top of their leagues — as well as games against three Top Ten teams — North Carolina, Kentucky and Gonzaga.

For the Hawks, it's on to USC Monday for another game on their west coast swing, then back to Jersey shore.

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