Saturday's game trumps FAU-FIU
When Isiah Thomas was hired by Florida International, many FAU fans began counting down the days until Thomas, or Thompson as he was called that day, would be on the sidelines coaching the Golden Panthers at FAU Arena.
The FAU-FIU game on Jan. 30 was - and still is - going to be one of the largest crowds at FAU Arena.
However, it won't be the biggest game of the season. That will happen a week early. The Owls will play host to Arkansas State on Saturday in a battle of division leaders. That's right - after the events of last night, FAU is in first place in the SBC's East Division tied with Troy and MTSU (who both lost to FAU) with 5-3 records.
The casual fan will still say the FIU-FAU game is thee must-attend game of the season, but is it really? FIU and Thomas are really no more than a curiosity and really can't be taken seriously. Saturday's game could be the biggest game at The Burrow in school history.
Meanwhile John Brady, who coached LSU to a Final Four appearance, has turned Arkansas State into a contender for the conference championship in just his second year.
Oh, it will be fun to watch Thomas next week, but the best game - at least until Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee come in at the end of the season - is a day away.
Things are about to get interesting at The Burrow.
FAUOwlAccess.com was at The Burrow Thursday night and had this report
on the 77-74 victory vs. UALR.
Check back later today for our video highlights of the game and a preview of the game vs. Arkansas State.
We will also have another installment of our "30 in 30" recruiting series as FAU gets ready for another weekend of bringing in high school players for official visits.Sun-Sentinel: FAU in first place after win over Arkansas-Little Rock
5 p.m. Women's Hoops, Arkansas State at FAU, FAU Arena
7 p.m. Hoops, Arkansas State at FAU, FAU Arena