The Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team will close out its home schedule with a pair of rematches from earlier this season. FAU will host Rice on Thursday night and North Texas on Saturday night. FAU can clinch a berth in the Conference USA tournament with a win over Rice on Thursday. Saturday will be Senior Night and FAU's five-member senior class will be honored prior to the game.
Last Week: FAU (11-15, 5-9 C-USA) beat rival FIU in its only game last week. Center Ronald Delph had a career-high 24 points in the Owls' 77-72 win.
History: Rice leads the all-time series with FAU 3-2. FAU won this year's first meeting when Justin Massey hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to win the game 63-62. Saturday's tilt with North Texas will be the 15th between the two schools with the Mean Green holding a 12-3 advantage. North Texas beat FAU 59-53 in Denton back on Jan. 24.
Coverage: Both contests will tip off at 7 p.m and will be broadcast on ESPN 106.3. Live stats and live video will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates will be posted at twitter.com/FAU_Hoops. For tickets, contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS. Fans can purchase tickets to the Rice game here and tickets to the North Texas game here.
Up Next: The Owls conclude their regular season with games at Old Dominion and Charlotte on Thursday, March 1 and Saturday, March 3, respectively.