What's Lincoln Thinkin': FAU Hoops could use some Lane magic

FAU head coach Michael Curry speaks to his team.

Lane Kiffin helped shine a much bigger spotlight on the FAU athletic program than possibly anyone ever has.

But, would any of that magic be felt immediately by other sports on campus? Well for one of FAU's least successful teams, that answer is, 'no'.

Championships, headlines, and TV time - sports fans across the country know more about Boca Raton's Florida Atlantic University now, then they ever have before. Thanks Lane Kiffin.

The men's basketball team, could use a little of bit of that magic.

The program has played in just one NCAA tournament game, and it has been a D-1 school for 30 years.

They barely have won over a third of the games they've played.

And things have gotten worse under current head coach Michael Curry. The Owls have 33 wins in three and a half seasons with him at the helm.

Thursday night. the first game of the 2018 calendar year and first Conference-USA game of the season, the crowd was... sparse.

There was no lane train, and there was very little excitement.

The Owls shot 30 percent from the floor and went 3 for 23 from 3-point land. The Owls got smoked out of their own burrow, 75-44 to Alabama-Birmingham, dropping their fifth straight game to fall to 6-8.

Football season ended two weeks ago at the Boca Raton Bowl - seems the excitement on FAU's campus died along with it.

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