Florida Atlantic Basketball Shock Memphis For First NCAA Tournament Win
In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the ninth-seeded Owls will take on eighth-seeded Memphis in Columbus, Ohio, at 9:20 p.m. on Friday.
By surpassing the previous record single-season victory total (21) and winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament, FAU (31-3) is having its most successful season in
Nine players on the Owls rotation, who each average more than 10 minutes per game, are managed by head coach Dusty May.
Seven Owls shot 33.3 percent or greater from outside the arc, led by senior Johnell Davis (13.5 points) and sophomore star Alijah Martin (13.2).
After upsetting top seed Houston in the American Athletic Conference Tournament title game, Memphis (26-8) comes into the NCAA Tournament with momentum.
The Tigers are back in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Penny Hardaway for the second straight year.
It's also Memphis' second consecutive tournament opening match against an 8 or 9 seed. Memphis beat No. 9 seed Boise State last year before falling to No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the sec
Florida Atlantic Basketball Shock Memphis For First NCAA Tournament Win.
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