Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Missouri vs. Florida State - 3/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri vs. Florida State - 3/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

For the first time since 2013, the Missouri Tigers will be a part of "March Madness". The victor of that game will likely play No. 1 Xavier on Sunday.

The Seminoles earned the No. 9 seed in the Midwest region and will face No. 8 seed Missouri at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Mizzou added Michael Porter Jr.to the mix after the former 5-star returned from a back injury he suffered in the first game of the season. This time, the 'Noles would be playing a No. 1 regional seed if they advance and Xavier wins its first-round game.

Missouri forward Jordan Barnett could be in a lot of trouble just a few days before the NCAA Tournament begins.

The Missouri Tigers finished the regular season with an overall record of 20-11 and a 10-8 record in the SEC. Xavier opens with the victor of Wednesday's play-in game between North Carolina Central and Texas Southern.

Forde noted the school's student-athlete handbook includes a mandatory one-week suspension for driving under the influence.

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"It'll be the next man [in] and we keep moving", Martin said Sunday, according to the Post-Dispatch. We've managed to get to this point.

Potentially losing Barnett would be devastating to Mizzou's NCAA Tournament chances. The Seminoles have a 2-1 record against the Tigers but the last meeting was almost 38 years ago, a 68-64 victory on December 19, 1980, during a holiday tournament.

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

The Seminoles enter the 2018 NCAA Tournament with four wins over nationally ranked teams - No. 5 Florida (Dec. 4, 83-66), No. 10 North Carolina (Jan. 3, 81-80), No. 11 Clemson (Feb. 14, 81-80 in overtime) and No. 24 Miami (Jan. 27, 103-94 in overtime).

"I told them this way back", he said Sunday, "'You'll be the team they say turned it around'".

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