Florida and Florida State prepare for first-round matchups in NCAA Tournament

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MUPD arrested Barnett on Sunday at 3:26 a.m. on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The University of Missouri student athlete handbook states a driving while intoxicated charge mandates a week minimum suspension.

The Missouri Tigers are dancing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five seasons.

"(Barnett) will be out and it'll be the next man (in) and we keep moving", Martin said of Barnett's absence for the Florida State game.

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The Tigers go into the tournament as the eighth seed in the West Region.

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. 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. "We've managed to get to this point". You have Mike there in the fold. If he is suspended, it will present new problems for an already thin Tiger team, and mean they will need to lean heavier on the Michael Porter Jr, who is back with the team after missing almost the entire season with an injury. "I don't know about that". Mizzou lost its first-round game in each of its last three appearances in 2011-13 and last won a game in the 2010 tournament. The NCAA will announce game time and announces later in the week. The highly regarded prospect is talented enough to spearhead the Tigers in the NCAA tournament, but he figures to be plenty rusty after missing essentially the entire season following back surgery. The senior isn't afraid to shoot, and the Tigers will need to improve their perimeter defense to advance to the second round. Confident the Tigers would be celebrating on Selection Sunday, Martin told his players weeks ago their legacy was on the line heading into March. "You'll be the team that turned it around", said Martin.