For the first time since 2013, Missouri is headed to the NCAA Tournament, and the Tigers just found out their spot in the bracket. They drew the No. 8 seed in the West Region and will face No. 9 seed Florida State. The winner will likely draw Xavier on Sunday.
The Seminoles went 20-11 in the regular season, 9-9 in the ACC. They are ranked 35th in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings and will likely be a slight favorite against a Tiger team that will have Michael Porter Jr. for another game but will almost certainly be without No. 2 scorer Jordan Barnett.
Sixteenth-year head coach Leonard Hamilton is bringing FSU to the tournament for the sixth time.
More analysis to follow.