Owls head to Houston for Final Four
The Florida Atlantic Owls are headed to Houston.
FAU held a campus sendoff for the Final Four-bound men's basketball team Wednesday morning before they left for Texas.
A large crowd of fans and fellow student-athletes gathered outside the Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena as the Owls boarded a bus en route to Palm Beach International Airport, where a chartered plane took off at 11 a.m. to fly the team to Houston.
"We're ecstatic to still be playing basketball," Owls head coach Dusty May said as he boarded the team's bus.
Chopper 5 followed the team buses as they made their way from the Boca Raton campus to the airport.
The Owls are making their first-ever Final Four appearance after defeating Memphis, Fairleigh Dickinson, Tennessee and Kansas State in the NCAA tournament.
FAU will face San Diego State on Saturday night with the winner advancing to the national championship game.
Asked what his message to fans was ahead of the weekend, May offered this: "Thank you, and we're gonna represent in Houston."
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