FDU uses alleged FAU trash talk as motivation for March Madness
The Farleigh Dickinson Knights and their coach Tobin Anderson are the unexpected stars of March Madness.
The Knights have gone on fearlessly since outlasting Texas Southern as a top-four team.
Then they did the unthinkable, upsetting No. 1 Purdue.
But can they rewrite history?
The Florida Atlantic University Owls don’t think so, according to Coach Anderson and his staff.
“They were on the ground just before we got here. Thomas heard them talking there.
[An assistant coach continued] “I was walking behind. You were in caucus. They were walking down the hall. All they said was, “They’re ready to go home. They’ve done their thing, but it looks like they’re ready to go home. That’s all they kept saying to each other. »
Players stuttered in the background, with one saying, “Oh word?” Curiously.
“Are we ready to go home? coach Anderson asked his group. “We don’t look and act like a team ready to go home.”
Anderson continued, “Like I told you, it’s going to be really tough. It’s going to take a hell of a lot of effort… No 16 seed has ever reached the Sweet 16. You can do something that’s never been done before.
Anderson mentioned in his pregame speech that it was four-minute intervals tonight.
“Four-minute games, right? Win four minutes at a time.
The Knights will need a huge effort from guards Demetre Roberts and Grant Singleton, who will face an athletic roster made up of plenty of Owls guards.
Vegas doesn’t believe history will be written tonight.
The Owls are 15.5-point favorites heading into tonight’s game which kicks off at 7:45 p.m. ET on truTV.