Who does FDU play next? It's FAU, and here's our preview & prediction for Sunday's game

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

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

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

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

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


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 Owls’ first Big Dance triumph.

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