Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In the Hands of the Fans for FAU Basketball

Coming off a tough loss to cross town rival FIU, the Florida Atlantic team faces two crucial games this week that will either make or break the Owls for the Sun Belt Tournament.  The Owls (9-14, 5-5 Sun Belt) are struggling to stay consistent in their gameplay as well as bringing in fan support to the Burrow.  As usual, the student section was pumping loud and proud for the game against Florida International, but getting the students to the games this week against Denver and North Texas might be a little more difficult. 

Home court advantage is definitely something that has grown immensely in the past three years at the burrow, and the students are finally starting to act like they are proud to be an Owl.  Although the Burrow can barely fit over 2,000 fans, the need to expand is sometimes desired and sometimes neglected.  For games against rivals such as FIU and WKU, the students always find a way to get there.  Whether it's because of the free shirts or simply because they want to watch a good competitive basketball game is hard to tell.  Regardless, the fan support of FAU is picking up and the team cannot be happier with the help of the 6th man.

If the FAU students can get out to the games this week, then the Owls would definitely have a good chance in receiving a bye in the first round of the Sun Belt Tourny.  This would indeed help the team get to the long desired NCAA tournament, but they need to first prove that they can win at home and be a contender in the tough games to come.  Only time will tell, how quickly it will take FAU to be a national contender for the 'Oh so beautiful' NCAA Championship title.

The Informer


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