Mizzou back in the dance, faces Florida State in NCAA first round

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Even though the vast majority of bracket projections had the Tigers safely in the field, pegged by most as an 8 or 9 seed, the players and coaches erupted when Missouri popped up on the screen.

Florida State's Trent Forrest (3) defends as Louisville's Dwayne Sutton (24) drives during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Wed., March 7, 2018, in NY. Should the Tigers advance, they likely would meet top-seeded Xavier on Sunday. FSU (20-11, 9-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) will play its first game on Friday against No. 8 seed Missouri in Nashville, Tennessee. This team has already reached what most fans would say was their number one goal before the season, they've made the dance.

Porter, a ballyhooed freshman, underwent back surgery after getting hurt in the season opener. The Tigers will face Florida State in the first round.

Barnett, MU's second-leading scorer, can travel with the team, Martin said.

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He confirmed that Stockard is a game-time decision for the Bruins , but that the outlook was "more positive than negative". Bonaventure has made the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in program history and twice under Schmidt.


A spokesman for the University of Missouri Police Department announced Barnett was arrested at 3:26 a.m. local time for failure to drive in a single lane and suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

According to Mizzou's student-athlete handbook, any athlete arrested for driving under the influence will be suspended from team activities for at least one week for a first offense.

The Seminoles will be making their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and sixth appearance in 16 seasons under Leonard Hamilton.

"It will be the next man up", Martin said, "and we keep moving". We all get to see the Tigers on our brackets and have a reason to watch outside of gambling. "There's a chance we can play in the NCAA Tournament, and there's a chance we can go to the NIT". Confident the Tigers would be celebrating on Selection Sunday, Martin told his players weeks ago their legacy was on the line heading into March.

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