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FAU Now One Win Away From C-USA Title After Blowout Victory Over UTSA

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Florida Atlantic’s Michael Forrest, Brandon Weatherspoon, Nick Boyd, Johnell Davis and Jalen Gaffney, from left, celebrate at the end of the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against UTEP, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Andrés Leighton)

The Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team steamrolled UTSA, 106-66, on Thursday night. The Owls are now one win away from making history, as FAU has a chance to clinch at least a share of the Conference USA Regular Season Championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tourney on Saturday. The Owls will go for history against UTEP at home on 2 p.m.The Owls continue their incredible 2022-23 season, improving their record to 25-3 on the year and 15-3 in C-USA action, remaining undefeated at home at 16-0. FAU is riding the fourth-longest home winning streak in the nation at 17 games.Tonight, the Owls’ offense exploded with the highest-scoring game this season. In the second half, FAU poured it on with 61 points – the most in a half this season – and shot a red hot 9-of-12 (75%) from 3-point range along with 21-of-33 (63.6%) from the field.

Quotes From Coach May

“I thought the guys bounced back after a tough road loss,” FAU head coach Dusty May said. “We looked athletic, we looked together, and we looked like a team that’s ready for the stretch run. We still feel like we’re a team who hasn’t played our best basketball yet. We looked at some different things and some different lineups, and I thought our bench was phenomenal.”

Next Up

The Owls will go for history as they close out the home portion of the regular season against UTEP on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. You can that right here on Fox Sports 640.

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