FDU vs. FAU in NCAA Tournament game Sunday at March Madness

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FDU vs. FAU in NCAA Tournament game Sunday at March Madness


The Fairleigh Dickinson basketball team is one win away from the most successful homecoming yet – a berth in the NCAA Tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden.

Standing in the way of the most unlikely Sweet 16 berth in Big Dance history: Florida Atlantic.

Yes, it’s FDU vs. FAU in a Round of 32 matchup Sunday (7:45 pm, truTV) that is the very essence of March Madness.

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Here’s a quick primer on 16th-seeded Knights (21-16) vs. 9th-seeded Owls (32-3).

Fairleigh Dickinson players celebrate defeating Purdue in the first round of the NCAA men's tournament at Nationwide Arena, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.

3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FAU

1. A new face on the scene: The program was founded in 1988 and moved up to the Division 1 ranks in 1993. This is its second NCAA Tournament, with the first coming in 2002. Friday’s 66-65 first-round win over Memphis marked the first victory in the Big Dance of the Owls.