Florida Atlantic defeats Kansas State Earns 1st Final Four

Florida Atlantic defeats Kansas State to advance to the school’s first Final Four.

No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic defeated No. 3 seed Kansas State on Saturday to advance to the school's first Final Four.

Atlantic defeated Kansas State 79–76 in the Elite Eight.

Both teams Florida Atlantic and Kansas State got off to a hot start,

Team Owl's big man Vladislav Goldin didn't make the trading basket to take a 20-18 lead. The Owls would go into the only half time with a 42–38 lead.

Florida Atlantic players celebrate after defeating Kansas State 79-76 - Adam Hunger / AP

The Wildcats rallied in the second half behind star guard Marquis Nowell's shooting and playmaking abilities.

The Kansas State team led before five, yet the Owls came back in the game.