Halftime Report

Monmouth is giving their home crowd exactly what they were hoping for. They have jumped out to a quick 33-23 lead against Drexel.

Monmouth came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Drexel Dragons @ Monmouth Hawks

Current Records: Drexel 15-7, Monmouth 11-10

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: OceanFirst Bank Center -- West Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $22.00

What to Know

Monmouth will be in front of their home fans on Thursday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Drexel Dragons will face off in a Coastal Athletic battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at OceanFirst Bank Center. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Even though Monmouth has not done well against the Pride recently (they were 0-7 in their previous seven matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Saturday. The Hawks sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 81-78 win over the Pride.

Meanwhile, winning is just a little bit easier when you make seven more threes than your opponent, a fact Drexel proved on Saturday. They strolled past the Aggies with points to spare, taking the game 62-47.

The Hawks' victory was their eighth straight at home, which pushed their record up to 11-10. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 76.8 points per game. As for the Dragons, they are on a roll lately: they've won eight of their last nine matches, which provided a nice bump to their 15-7 record this season.

Monmouth came up short against the Dragons in their previous meeting two weeks ago, falling 78-74. Will Monmouth have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Drexel is a 4-point favorite against Monmouth, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Dragons as a 4.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 139 points.

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Series History

Monmouth and Drexel both have 3 wins in their last 6 games.

  • Jan 18, 2024 - Drexel 78 vs. Monmouth 74
  • Mar 04, 2023 - Drexel 64 vs. Monmouth 45
  • Feb 04, 2023 - Monmouth 69 vs. Drexel 67
  • Jan 07, 2023 - Drexel 67 vs. Monmouth 35
  • Nov 11, 2016 - Monmouth 78 vs. Drexel 65
  • Nov 21, 2015 - Monmouth 82 vs. Drexel 74