Aug. 25, 2016
Full 2016-17 Schedule
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University athletic department has released the men's basketball team's 2016-17 schedule.
The Owls will open the season at the Rainbow Classic, Nov. 11-14, hosted by the University of Hawaii. Edward Waters will come to FAU Arena on Sunday, Nov. 20 in the Owls' home opener before hosting in-state foe USF on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
"We are excited about our 2016-17 schedule," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Michael Curry. "We look forward to starting the season in Hawaii as the Rainbow Classic gives us a chance to test our growth as a team and play on the road against a respected program like Hawaii."
FAU will host Hofstra on Saturday, Dec. 3 before heading to Ohio State to face the Buckeyes on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Owls will take time off for exams before traveling to Miami to play the Hurricanes on Friday, Dec. 16. FAU will play five straight home games including games against Webber International and Florida Gulf Coast.
"Having nationally ranked Miami and Ohio State on the schedule, as well as home games versus in-state rivals USF and Florida Gulf Coast adds excitement and will provide great tests in preparation for the grueling Conference USA schedule," said Curry.
Conference USA play begins on Saturday, Dec. 31, when WKU comes to FAU Arena, followed by Marshall and FIU, on Monday, Jan. 2 and Saturday, Jan. 7, respectively. Home games against UAB and Middle Tennessee highlight the conference slate before ending the home schedule against UTSA on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The 2017 C-USA Basketball Tournament will take place in Birmingham, Ala., from Wednesday, March 8 through Saturday March 11 and will be hosted by UAB.
All FAU games will be carried on fausports.com and on ESPN West Palm 106.3, which has an APP for the Smart Phone platform. The full 2016-17 schedule can be seen here.