Feb. 25, 2013
On Saturday (March 2), the FAU men's basketball team will play its final home game when it hosts rival FIU (FAU Arena, 7 p.m.). This senior class has achieved numerous accomplishments. Among those are tying the school record for longest unbeaten streak, most wins at the Division I level, and making just the second postseason appearance in school appearance.
Still, this will be a special day, a special game. It is Senior Day, and for head coach Mike Jarvis and the seniors it will be a memorable day, made even more memorable by the fact that the Owls will be facing their biggest rival.
Seniors Greg Gantt, Jordan McCoy and Andre Mattison have played an integral role in this team's success. They committed to Florida Atlantic after the team had a 6-26 season and they bought into his long-term vision for the program. When rebuilding a program, a strong base is needed. These players have provided the foundation. Working with the coaching staff, they have showed commitment and leadership.
I can remember meeting them when they arrived as freshmen and it's hard to believe that four years have passed so quickly.
This Senior Day can also be special for the fans. It will be the last time these seniors take the court. Show your support and gratitude to Andre, Greg and Jordan as well as their teammates.
These seniors have not only helped this program develop, they have provided a bright future for the sport here at Florida Atlantic.