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How About them Owls?! FAU’s Dream Season Continues to the Sweet 16

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The Florida Atlantic bench celebrates in the second half of a second-round college basketball game against Fairleigh Dickinson in the men’s NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 19, 2023. Florida Atlantic defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 78-70. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Florida Atlantic Owls are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time ever!The East Region’s No. 9 seed, the Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team, took down the No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in a slugfest by a 78-70 final score to advance to the NCAA Regionals. The Owls will play the No. 4 seed Tennessee in basketball’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. The Eastern Regional semifinals will take place on March 23.The Owls – who are making only their second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history – continue their incredible ride in the 2022-23 season, now standing at 33-3. The first-round win over Memphis was the Owls’ first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Two days later, Florida Atlantic advances to the Sweet Sixteen in the mecca of basketball.Johnell Davis had a game for the history books, tallying 27 points on 10-15 shooting, a career-high 12 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Davis becomes the first player in NCAA Tournament history to rack up 25+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists, and 5+ steals since steals became an official stat in 1986.

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Ah yes, the sacred tradition of placing the name plate in the next round…

And here’s how it all sounded from the voice of FAU, Ken LaVicka, as it aired right here on Fox Sports 640.

We’ll see you in NYC at MSG this Thursday night as the dream continues…