Seed in NCAA Tournament; Will Play Missouri First Round

Sergio Conner
March 13, 2018

Wins over Clemson, North Carolina and Florida impressed the Selection Committee, though, so the Noles are in the field of 68. With the Kansas Jayhawks a one seed and Mizzou an eighth seed it would have been so simple to put them together for a possible matchup in Wichita. The Tigers are back in the NCAA Tournament and they have maybe the best player in the country and nothing to lose.

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.

Florida State enters the 2018 NCAA Tournament with a 20-11 record and a 9-9 mark in ACC play.

Barnett was arrested Saturday morning in Columbia, Mo., and was cited for failure to drive in a single lane and suspicion of DWI.

The Tigers earned an at-large bid to the tournament.

The Tigers lost their first-round game in each of their last three tournament appearances in 2011-13 and last won a game in the 2010 tournament.

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The Seminoles will be making their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and sixth appearance in 16 seasons under Leonard Hamilton. Enjoy it and appreciate everything it has to offer. They aren't afraid to use their bench either as 10 guys average over 10 minutes a game.

This is a great draw for the Tigers as the West Region is the weakest overall bracket in the tournament.

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

Other notable games, Arkansas will play Butler Friday night in Detroit.

The game times and TV assignments will be released early this week.

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