BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team will officially kick off the 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 10 in a confrontation with in-state rival USF.
Last Week: The Owls (10-20 in 2016-17) defeated crosstown foe Lynn 68-53 in an exhibition on Saturday. Ronald Delph had a game high 18 points and tied for the game high with seven rebounds.
History: Friday’s tilt will the first for Brian Gregory as head coach of USF, who went 7-23 in 2016-17. The Bulls lead the all-time series 12-2, although the Owls won last season’s meeting 78-62 in Boca Raton. Jailyn Ingram led all scorers with 16 points. That effort helped him win Conference USA Freshman of the Week honors.
Coverage: ESPN 106.3 will broadcast the FAU game, with Frank Forte on the call. The game also will be streamed on ESPN3. Friday’s contest is slated for an 8 p.m. start. Live stats will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates will be posted at twitter.com/FAU_Hoops.