The Monmouth basketball team is again in action this evening away from the friendly confines of the MAC this weekend, tipping off Northeast Conference play tonight at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The Hawks and Red Flash are both 0-6 on the season as each side prepares for their league opener. The Hawks played their best game of the early season last time out in a loss at nationally-ranked Vanderbilt and come into the game rested. Phil Waite and Mike Myers Keitt are expected to be back tonight for Coach Rice. Tonight's game is as close to a must-win game as you will see for a team in early December. Myself and former Hawk Steve Bazaz will have the call from courtside of the DeGol Arena around 6:45 tonight.