Monmouth has arguably been the most entertaining team in college basketball through the season’s first three weeks.
Let’s start with the obvious: They’re a mid-major outfit with a 5-foot-8 point guard that headlines a talented back court, one good enough to have notched upsets at UCLA and, this week, over No. 17 Notre Dame and USC at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando.
It’s pretty incredible, to be honest. They’ve managed to amass one of college basketball’s best resume despite being a MAAC program with a grand total of four NCAA appearances in their luxurious history.
But what makes this team so much fun isn’t just that they can’t seem to stop beating high-major competition, it’s that, in the process, their bench mob has become one of college basketball’s best.
Want some proof? Watch what happens after this Deon Jones poster dunk:
And here’s the wild part: that wasn’t even close to the best thing the bench did this week.
But there’s so much more.
Like, for example, the three arrows:
The touchdown pass:
The bench poster:
The heart attack:
They … caught a fish?
And, finally, the ‘OH SHHHHHHHHHHHH’: