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

Jordan Barnett speaks to reporters after Mizzou basketball's loss against Georgia on March 8

The Gators could do nothing to help or hinder their NCAA Tournament seeding.

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

When the event that gives Selection Sunday its name began at 6 p.m., Florida only waited 10 minutes to learn that it was in the tournament. FSU beat Florida and North Carolina when both teams were ranked among the top-10, toppled Clemson when the Tigers were ranked 11th and beat Miami when the Hurricanes were 24th.

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The runner-up position was Kenya's best finish in this year's Sevens competition and the first time they had won a medal. Kenya had earlier stunned England 12-0 in the quarterfinals, their first victory against the Britons since 2011.

The victor will face the victor of Xavier vs. Mizzou added Michael Porter Jr.to the mix after the former 5-star returned from a back injury he suffered in the first game of the season. They made the Elite Eight in 2009. Barnett won't play against FSU but will be allowed to practice this week and travel with the team to Nashville.

"It'll be the next man [in] and we keep moving", Martin said Sunday, according to the Post-Dispatch. 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.

The No. 8 seed Missouri Tigers will take on the No. 9 seed Florida State Seminoles this week in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

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"I'm just really glad we get another chance to play and I don't have to end my career on that last game we played", Robertson said. Martin pockets a $25,000 bonus for making the tournament with more to earn should the Tigers advance beyond the second round.

Florida State makes the national tournament for the second year in a row and the sixth time in the past 10 years.

This result was in question as late as two weeks ago. The Seminoles were defeated by Louisville in the ACC Tournament, while Missouri was bounced by Georgia.

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