NCAA Tournament: Florida State receives second straight berth

NCAA Tournament: Florida State receives second straight berth

Tigers head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed the suspension on Sunday night and reinforced that Barnett will not play Friday, March 16 when the Tigers open NCAA Tournament play against Florida State. FSU dropped three of its last four games, including a first-round exit at last week's ACC Tournament, but Leonard Hamilton's team did enough through the course of the season that they still made the field.

Mizzou is the eighth seed in the west and will play the ninth seed Florida State Friday in Nashville.

A spokesman for the University of Missouri Police Department announced Barnett was arrested at 3:26 a.m. local time for failure to drive in a single lane and suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Porter, a ballyhooed freshman, underwent back surgery after getting hurt in the season opener.

According to Mizzou's student-athlete handbook, any athlete arrested for driving under the influence will be suspended from team activities for at least one week for a first offense. Martin said Barnett would be available Sunday if the Tigers are still in the tournament.

"I was praying to God we didn't end up in Wichita", he said. With a win over Florida State, the Tigers would likely face the No. 1-seeded Xavier Musketeers.

More news: Heavy rain and snow on the way this week

This is Missouri's 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, though their 1994 appearance was vacated.

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

The last NCAA Tournament game the program won was an 86-78 victory over Clemson in 2010.

MU will enter the game with seven scholarship players, and it can't win any battle of attrition if it gets into anything resembling the foul trouble it had against Georgia (Puryear and Jeremiah Tilmon fouled out and Jontay Porter had four). "We get another chance". The senior isn't afraid to shoot, and the Tigers will need to improve their perimeter defense to advance to the second round.

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

Related News:

  • 'American Idol' ABC premiere draws 10.3 million viewers

    'American Idol' ABC premiere draws 10.3 million viewers

    Alyssa, a 15-year-old high school student Orlando, FL, sang "Almost Is Never Enough" by Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes. She called this a "pinch me" kind of moment that ended with three "yes" votes and that shiny golden ticket to Hollywood.
    Where could Kim Jong Un meet Donald Trump?

    Where could Kim Jong Un meet Donald Trump?

    And if they come to fruition, they could have some serious effects on the markets, specifically USA indices and the dollar yen. Chung expressed thanks for China's role at a meeting earlier with China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi .
    Serena Williams gears up to launch her own beauty line

    Serena Williams gears up to launch her own beauty line

    With Serena Williams coming back last week after 14 months away, she, and everyone watching, were taking it one match at a time . It is Serena that holds the better of the head-to-head between the siblings, with 17 wins to her name compared to Venus' 11.
  • South Africa level Test series with Australia as Kagiso Rabada takes six

    South Africa level Test series with Australia as Kagiso Rabada takes six

    The third Test between the Proteas and Australia starts in Cape Town on 22 March. "To be honest‚ I just let it out". But the fiery Rabada's conduct throughout the second Test has earned him a ban for the final two matches.
    Marana police: Impaired bride crashes on way to her wedding

    Marana police: Impaired bride crashes on way to her wedding

    A local bride's big day got off to a rocky start when she was nailed on suspicion of impaired driving on the way to the wedding. Chriswell Scott tweeted that she was driving to her wedding at the time of the crash.
    Shami's wife accuses him of attempted murder

    Shami's wife accuses him of attempted murder

    Indian cricket team's fast pacer Mohammed Shami has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Mohammed Hassan said, "We don't know much about this spat and Shami is a great personality".
  • S. Korea praises China's role in nudging N. Korea to talks

    S. Korea praises China's role in nudging N. Korea to talks

    A South Korean spokesman said, "I feel they're approaching this matter with caution and they need time to organize their stance ". Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay global action while strengthening its nuclear program.
    Kim meeting: What role should China play?

    Kim meeting: What role should China play?

    After all, it had sent envoys to Pyongyang to explain its stance and to persuade the North to negotiate. The South Korean newspaper cited an unidentified senior official in South Korea's presidential office.
    Texan, Argentine Among Helicopter Crash Victims; Watch Video

    Texan, Argentine Among Helicopter Crash Victims; Watch Video

    The floats are supposed keep a helicopter upright; the Eurocopter AS350 that crashed Sunday overturned and submerged. The victims were all between 26 years old and 34 years old, the New York City Police Department said .
  • Notre Dame Women's Basketball: Irish Get 1-Seed in NCAA Tourney

    Notre Dame Women's Basketball: Irish Get 1-Seed in NCAA Tourney

    The Ducks could stay out west and play in Spokane, where coach Kelly Graves spent many years as Gonzagas coach. Geno Smith has shot down any potential rumors about him one day coaching the UConn men's basketball team.
    Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96

    Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96

    During his trial, Groening acknowledged "moral guilt" but said it was up to the court to rule on his legal culpability. Groening, a former SS sergeant, was convicted in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews.
    Packers trade former first-round pick Damarious Randall to the Browns

    Packers trade former first-round pick Damarious Randall to the Browns

    What Dorsey has done is moved Cleveland out of the all too familiar position of needing to draft a quarterback in the first round. They were able to do that because they still possess five picks in the Top 64, including No. 1, No. 4, No. 33 and No. 35.


Most liked

US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit
The insurgent group has said it was prepared to negotiate, but only with the USA and not with the Kabul government. They said that while Afghan forces are getting better, the Taliban is likely to threaten Afghan stability in 2018.

Bomb Targets Palestinian Authority PM's Convoy as It Enters Gaza
The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost US$75 million (NZ$102 million) in funding. Radical Islamists opposed to Hamas also operate within the Gaza Strip and have regularly been behind unrest there.

Sridevi's Family Refutes Venugopal Reddy's Claims About The Actress' Unhappy, Stressful Life
In one image Sridevi's family, dressed in white, stand together, as Boney clasped his hands together in prayer. The series of events just seem to be unbelievable to everyone who knew her and followed her as a fan.

Everton fans beg Southampton to take Allardyce after Pellegrino sacking
Southampton have won only once in their last 17 EPL outings, though the team have qualified for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup . Southampton has 29 goals in 30 games, winning only five of them.

Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after cabin fills with smoke
Southwest Airlines said the diverted aircraft remains in Albuquerque while mechanics inspect the plane. Southwest Flight 3562 took off from Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field.

Ruckus continues, RS adjourned till 2 pm
TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu has finally taken a back step regarding the 3rd Rajya Sabha seat. Chandrababu Naidu has chose to play it safe in the Rajya Sabha elections and not take any risks.

National Football League free agency 2018: Buffalo Bills interested in Sam Bradford, Case Keenum
For teams missing out on Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins in free agency, Cousins is thought of as the top consolation prize. Their inconsistent play on both the offensive line and at quarterback have been big reasons why they've sat out the postseason.

Desperate Mourinho wants Neymar in Man United
Do YOU really think he could leave the club in the summer? Winning Champions Leagues , big league tiles. Chelsea will be very hard , and the fans know we have to be together.

Singer Aditya Narayan's vehicle rams auto; 2 hurt
While the driver of the rickshaw is admitted in the ICU, the passenger has fractured her leg, reports DNA . Apart from being the son of Udit Narayan , Aditya has made his own identity in the world of singing.

Goldman Sachs: Trump's tariffs will benefit Russian Federation and China
Trump appeared unconcerned by fears of a "trade war" between various countries over his proposed tariff . When services - not jut goods - are figured in, the US has a trade surplus with the Great White North.

Trump signs order blocking Broadcom's $117 billion bid for Qualcomm
Broadcom said its move to the U.S. meant national security concerns would have no longer been a problem for closing the deal. But the terms of the deal were shaky at best from the beginning, with Qualcomm rebuffing Broadcom every step of the way.

More trouble for Trump's candidate in Pennsylvania special election
Groups supporting GOP candidates have spent more than $10 million on the race, according to published reports. Saccone , for his part, has decided that embracing Trump wholeheartedly is his best political strategy.

Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Letter to Ava DuVernay
He couldn't go without mentioning her 2014 civil rights biopic - 'she took one of the most sought-after scripts in Hollywood and turned it into the best film about Dr.

Hillary Clinton: Trump has 'affinity for dictators'
Hillary Clinton joked during a weekend appearance in India that American voters do not deserve President Donald Trump . Towards the end of the event, Clinton was asked whether she will run for president again.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee stays committed to the World Wide Web
I want the Web to reflect our hopes and fulfil our dreams, rather than magnify our fears and deepen our divisions. Lastly, Berners-Lee believes there needs to be a greater discussion about the web and how it can be improved.