Aug. 8, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team has released its 2012-13 schedule.
"Once again, we have one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country," said FAU head men's basketball coach Mike Jarvis. "We do that both to continue to build a winning program as well as challenge and motivate the young men who have chosen to come here to play."
The Owls will open their season with their annual exhibition against crosstown rival Lynn on November 5. FAU will open the regular season with four games as part of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. First up is a game against the University of North Carolina on Veterans' Day, November 11. A third straight trip to Starkville, MS to play Mississippi State follows on November 13. FAU concludes action in the tournament with a trip to Elon University on November 17 for a game against Coppin State, with a game against either host Elon or Colgate University the following day.
FAU's regular season home opener will be on Saturday, November 24 when they host American University in the FAU Arena. Five days later, the University of South Alabama will come to Boca Raton and provide the opposition when the Owls begin Sun Belt conference play. FAU will face Warner University in a rare Sunday afternoon game on December 9, with tip-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
On December 18, Stetson University will come to the Burrow for the back end of a home and home series that begins in Deland on December 6. The Owls' final game before Christmas will take them to Bloomington, IN to face Indiana on December 21. On New Year's Day, FAU will play a home game against Hofstra.
The regular season concludes on Saturday, March 2 with a home game against rival FIU. Basketball season tickets are now on sale. For more information, contact the FAU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.