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Craig Thomas | NCAA.com | December 16, 2015

The Monmouth Bench does the Sistine Chapel celebration

One of the breakout stars of this college basketball season is the Monmouth bench.  This group of young men have been called the "greatest bench in the history of college basketball.” It says that on the group’s official Twitter page.

Think about that for a moment – they have their own Twitter account! The Monmouth bench is reason 5,629 that college basketball is the best sport being played today. That’s a fact.

If you haven’t been paying attention, Monmouth’s bench mob does wacky sideline dances and bust-outs to celebrate a win or great play.

But it’s not all choreographed nae-naes with this group. They are men of culture – as Tuesday night’s celebration proved beyond a doubt.

“We’re calling it ‘The Recreation of Adam.’ It shows we can throw a little bit of culture in, shout out Michelangelo and educate the kids a little bit,” MU guard Dan Pillari told USA Today.

Yes -- the bench mob made the 'Sistine Chapel' a verb. Nice job boys.

Will the Hawks bring their court-side show to the bright lights of March Madness?  They are certainly building up an impressive resume.

Monmouth defeated Georgetown 83-68 at the Verizon Center. The Hoyas were the fourth high-profile team Monmouth defeated since the season started.  Monmouth upset UCLA in its season opener and later added wins against Notre Dame and USC to the resume.

Everybody loves the Monmouth bench -- even your Elf on the Shelf.