Barnett suspended for opening round NCAA Tournament game


This is Mizzou's 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

And Loyola out of the Valley will play Miami Thursday in Dallas.

In Cuonzo Martin's first season, he guided the Tigers to a 20-12 record and a top four finish in the SEC Conference. The Seminoles participated in the NCAA in a school-record four consecutive seasons from 2009-12 and will now participate in consecutive NCAA Tournaments after playing in the field in 2017.

CBS college basketball analyst Seth Davis already put Florida on upset alert by predicting that regardless of who wins between UCLA and St. Bonaventure, the Gators will lose their first game. Florida State has now participated in the postseason in 13 of Hamilton's 16 seasons at Florida State. The Tigers will face Florida State in the first round.

Overall, the Noles have made 16 appearances in March Madness, last making the Sweet 16 in 2011.

Instead, the Tigers will return to Nashville, where they just played two weeks ago, an eight-point victory over Vanderbilt. They fell to SC to miss the Final Four.

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The Washington-Boise State victor will play the victor of the game between Saint Mary's and Southeastern Louisiana. Other teams kept getting the nine, 10, and 11 seeds that seemed in line with where the Huskers would be slotted.

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.

Only for Seton Hall to show up as the No. 8 and N.C. State as the 9 while MU - indeed a No. 8 seed - was assigned to Nashville to play Florida State in a West Regional game. Missouri is expected to be selected for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

The Seminoles' season was one of close wins and close losses, but they're not heading into the NCAA Tournament with much momentum.

Florida State will need good games from Terance Mann and Phil Cofer to advance. FSU lost to Xavier 91-66 in the second round of last year's tournament.

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