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FAU Wins First Ever C-USA Regular Season Title with Resounding Win Over UTEP

Dusty May
Florida Atlantic coach Dusty May smiles before the start of an NCAA college basketball game against UTEP, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

History was made in Boca Raton on Saturday by the Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team. The Owls clinched at least a share of the Conference USA Regular Season Championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tourney with a 75-49 victory over UTEP.

Florida Atlantic captures its first C-USA regular season title ever, and the program’s first regular season conference championship since the A-SUN title in the 2010-11 season. The Owls’ magical run in the 2022-23 season continues, as FAU stands at 26-3 and 16-2 in conference action. Florida Atlantic additionally capped off a perfect 17-0 season at home, which is also a first in school history.

The Owls add to a historic season, which includes the highest ranking in school history, most wins, most C-USA wins, longest winning streak and most home wins. One more FAU win, or one more North Texas loss will make the Owls the outright regular season C-USA champs.

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The Owls still have more work to do, as Florida Atlantic hits the road next week to face Rice on March 2 and LA Tech on March 4. The Conference USA Championship Tournament is the following week in Frisco, Texas from March 8-11. You can hear those games and every game right here on Fox Sports 640.