Monmouth Hawks' bench re-enact Sistine Chapel painting in celebration

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The Monmouth Hawks basketball team are creating headlines on the hardwood this season, what with an upset win over UCLA and the school's first-ever victory over a top-25 ranked opponent in Notre Dame.

But, despite their impressive 7-3 record, it is the work of the Division I college's benchwarmers that has everyone talking just now.


The Hawks' bench has been making waves all season long with their elaborately choreographed celebrations. Those fine young men riding the pine, however, took things to a whole new level on Tuesday night against the Georgetown Hoyas.


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Having already unleashed onto the world such instant classics as; 'The Scissors' 'The Touchdown' and 'The Heart Attack' the Monmouth bench went biblical with their interpretation of the Sistine Chapel.

Isn't it glorious. The only problem is when you've perfectly mimicked one of the world's most recognized images, where do you go next?

Given their track record, Daniel and Louie Pillari, Tyler Robinson and Greg Noack - the four members of this ground-breaking team - must have something up their sleeve.

Celebrations 101

And there is hope for all those budding benchwarmers out there too, hoping to one day emulate the GOAT efforts of Monmouth.

That's because the Monmouth Hawks bench squad have created a handy how-to guide to creating celebration gold.

The New Jersey school really are one of the feel-good stories of the NCAA season so far.

Knocking off the likes of UCLA, Notre Dame, USC and Georgetown on the court whilst having so much fun off it, there will be plenty of college hoops fans hoping there is more to come from the Hawks.

Basketball fans: Which is your favorite, and have you ever seen a better bench celebration? Let us know in the comments below...

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