Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

And it's possible he could play if MU advances to most likely take on Xavier, the No. 1 seed pitted against the victor of the North Carolina Central-Texas Southern play-in game. The Georgia Bulldogs upset Mizzou in the first-round of the SEC Tournament in St. Louis Thursday.

For the last three seasons, the tournament selection show was a cruel joke for Missouri fans as the program bottomed out under former coach Kim Anderson, winning just nine, 10 and eight games.

"Really just a tremendous honor for this university, especially given the past that we've had these past three seasons", junior forward Kevin Puryear said.

You can check out the entire NCAA Tournament bracket here.

Florida, Florida State and Miami all qualified for the NCAA Tournament and will begin their march toward a championship later this week.

Virginia guard Kyle Guy celebrates after cutting a piece of the net after his team defeated North Carolina in the championship game of the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament Saturday

Especially to hear Mizzou's Kevin Puryear say it when asked if he had hoped to end up where KU's name came up. The No. 8 seeded Tigers will open the tourney against the No. 9 seeded Florida State Seminoles in Nashville.

They've already made good on what Martin told them before the season: "You'll be the team that said they turned it around".

The Seminoles reached the tournament for the first time in five years last season during one of the best season's in school history. Martin confirmed Barnett is serving a suspension after his arrest early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated in Columbia.

However, three straight wins temporarily righted the ship before three losses in four games-including a road defeat to lowly Wake Forest-put an NCAA bid in question.

This will be the Seminoles 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, one of their star players is now out for the game because he got a DWI the weekend ahead of the tournament.

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