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History in the making: Owls down Kansas State 79-76 in Elite Eight

Preseason, there were four teams polled to finish ahead of FAU men’s basketball (35-3, 18-2 C-USA) in Conference USA. Now, they are one of four teams left competing for a national championship.

On Saturday, March 25, the Owls defeated the Kansas State University Wildcats 79-76, becoming just the third 9-seed to make the Final Four in NCAA Tournament history.

The 3-point victory, in which they were 2-point underdogs, is the latest stride of an unprecedented run through the tournament which will now head to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. It also marks their 35th overall victory on the season, which ranks the most in the nation—the University of Houston, who feel in the Sweet 16, follows with 34.