Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

All four teams were selected for the NCAA tournament.

He will travel with the team and could play if the Tigers advance.

No. 8 Mizzou will play No. 9 Florida State on Friday at approximately 8:50 Nashville, Tennessee.

The Seminoles reached the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, marking the second straight season and sixth time in the last 10 years Leonard Hamilton and his players will dance among college basketball's top 68 teams in the country. Florida State finished around where it was projected to at the beginning of the season when many sites pegged the Seminoles as a bubble team.

Missouri is led by Kassius Robertson and will have the services of freshman phenom Michael Porter Jr., who only played in two games.

Also, with the Friday-Sunday schedule, the Tigers could have guard Jordan Barnett back for the second round if they beat the Seminoles.

According to a report from's Gabe DeArmond, Barnett was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion on driving under the influence.

This is Mizzou's 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. You have Mike there in the fold. FSU lost to Xavier 91-66 in the second round of last year's tournament.

Martin is making his third NCAA appearance as a head coach and holds a 3-2 record.

"I'm just really glad we get another chance to play and I don't have to end my career on that last game we played", Robertson said.

And Cuonzo Martin's Mizzou Tigers are one of those.

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