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Dusty May and Florida Atlantic Final Four

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HOUSTON-The NCAA tournament run is over for Indiana University graduate Dusty May and his Florida Atlantic Owls. They lost to San Diego State in the Final Four 72-71 Saturday night.

San Diego State’s Lamont Butler hit a jumper at the buzzer to give his team the victory. They overcame a 14 point deficit to in. It is the fifth largest comeback in Final Four history.

Florida Atlantic finishes their season with a record of 35-4. That’s the most wins of any Division I team since 2019.

Prior to 2022, Florida Atlantic had never won more than 21 games in a single season. This was also their first ever appearance in the Final Four.

“Tonight hurts, but I’m proud of these guys. This was a thrilling ride. The guys on this team went in with blind faith and just completely bought in to what I was teaching and I’m so thankful to them for that,” said May to CBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the loss.

May was a student manager under Bob Knight from 1996 to 2000 at Indiana University and graduated from Eastern Greene High School in 1995.