Has FAU Ever Won a March Madness National Championship? (What Was Their Best Tournament Run?)

Has FAU Ever Won a March Madness National Championship? (What Was Their Best Tournament Run?)


After posting a dominating 28-3 regular season record, the Florida Atlantic Owls tore through the Conference USA Tournament to secure their first March Madness appearance in over two decades. Fans are excited to see the program reach a point it never has before.

With the team still alive in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, many are wondering if capturing the national championship would be a first for FAU. Here's what you need to know about the Owls' March Madness history.

Has FAU Ever Won March Madness?

The Florida Atlantic men's basketball team has never won March Madness. The Owls are one of 12 teams left in the 2023 Tournament that has yet to win a National Championship.

Has FAU Ever Made the Final Four?

The Owls have never made the men's NCAA Tournament Final Four. The furthest FAU has ever reached in March Madness is the Sweet 16 (2023).

How Many Times Has FAU Made the Elite 8?

FAU has never made the Elite 8 in the men's NCAA Tournament. The Owls have participated in March Madness only twice since upgrading to a Division I program prior to the 1993-94 basketball season.

How Many Times Has FAU Made the Sweet 16?

This year's NCAA Tournament marks the first time FAU has made the Sweet 16. The Owls competed as the Atlantic Sun champion in 2002 (No. 15 seed), but were defeated by Alabama in the first round. They have beaten Memphis and Farleigh Dickinson to advance past the first two rounds in 2023.

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