Azotam hit 8 of 9 from the field while Shannon matched his season high for points and handed out six assists off the Bobcats' bench. Ousmane Drame added 12 points and nine rebounds while Evan Conti had 11 points for Quinnipiac (10-13, 6-5).
The Bobcats shot 58.6 percent (34-58) from the field and 6 of 14 from 3-point range, with 22 assists to seven for Monmouth.
Monmouth shot just 41.1 percent (23 of 56), though it did made 12 of 14 at the foul line.
Quinnipiac opened with an 11-0 run in the first 3 minutes and rolled from there.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.