The No. 10 Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team will open their highly anticipated 2023-24 campaign on Wednesday night against Loyola Chicago as part of the Barstool Classic Invitational. The Owls will welcome back 14 out of 15 players from the Final Four team as one of just five DI teams to not have a single player enter the transfer portal. In addition, they bring back their entire coaching staff led by head coach Dusty May, who signed a 10-year contract extension in April.
Florida Atlantic enters the season with their highest AP ranking at No. 10 in the nation. This also marks the first time the Owls have been ranked in AP’s preseason national Top-25 poll. Last season marked the first time they made the regular season Top 25, reaching as high as No. 19.
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**Portions of this story originally appeared on https://fausports.com/news/2023/11/7/no-10-owls-begin-the-season-in-barstool-sports-invitational.aspx