Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Mizzou to play in NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

Mizzou to play in NCAA Tournament for first time since 2013

For the first time since 2013, the Missouri Tigers will be a part of "March Madness".

Missouri last played Florida State in 1980, where the Tigers fell short, 68-64. A little history for Gators fans should know that they are 2-0 all-time against St. Bonaventure with the last meeting coming on November 17, 2016.Florida is also 4-0 against UCLA with victories in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2014 - all NCAA Tournament games. The Georgia Bulldogs upset Mizzou in the first-round of the SEC Tournament in St. Louis Thursday.

The game will tip off after the Xavier vs. play-in victor game, which begins at 6:20 p.m. TBS will air the game.

No. 3 seed Tennessee and No. 14 seed Wright State play at 12:40 p.m. ET/ to comprise the other portion of the Hurricanes' bracket in Dallas. For head coach Leonard Hamilton, it's the ninth tournament appearance of his career.

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Missouri was announced the No. 8 seed and will take on Florida State in their first tournament game in Nashville Friday.

The victor of that game will face No. 1 seed Xavier University.

Third-seeded Michigan roared to the Big Ten Tournament title with victories over Michigan State and Purdue and has to be considered one of the unsafe teams in the field.

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