Missouri Tigers return to NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

  • Missouri Tigers return to NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

Missouri Tigers return to NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

The Georgia Bulldogs upset Mizzou in the first-round of the SEC Tournament in St. Louis Thursday.

Jordan Barnett is suspended for the Tigers opening round NCAA Tournament game on Friday.

The victor will face the victor of Xavier vs.

Here are 5 things to know about the Seminoles. The Tigers (20-12) are the No. 8 seed in the West Region and will play No. seed Florida State (20-11) on Friday in Nashville, Tenn. If this policy is followed, Barnett would miss at least one NCAA Tournament game.

The Seminoles made it to the Final Four back in 1972, making it to the title game before losing. FSU lost to Xavier 91-66 in the second round of last year's tournament.

Overall, the Noles have made 16 appearances in March Madness, last making the Sweet 16 in 2011. That's good for 29th in the country. We all get to see the Tigers on our brackets and have a reason to watch outside of gambling.

Cofer is shooting 39.5 percent from deep this year, and is the Seminoles' second-leading scorer with 13.1 points per game (just behind Terance Mann's 13.2-point average). A one-week punishment would leave Barnett eligible to return for the second round on Sunday should the Tigers advance.

Considering the Seminoles are coached by Leonard Hamilton, Bill Self's former boss at Oklahoma State, these deployments serve as emphatic evidence that the Division I men's basketball committee doesn't have the flexibility or inclination to concoct mischievous potential matchups.

Spoken like a True Son descendant of the program Norm Stewart built and that had slipped into chaos and irrelevance the last three years before this season of renewal under first-year coach Cuonzo Martin.