The Missouri Tigers basketball team will take on Florida State in the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16. Below you can find game time, TV channel and online information. The game will begin at 10:40 p.m. ET.
The Tigers will be without their second leading scorer, as Jordan Barnett has been suspended for at least the first game following a DWI arrest. But Missouri is expecting to have star freshman Michael Porter Jr. available for the game.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Missouri basketball-Florida State game time
Missouri basketball will take on Florida State at 10:40 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Nashville, Tenn.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Missouri basketball-Florida State TV channel
The Missouri basketball-Florida State NCAA Tournament game will air on TBS. To find TBS in your area, you can click here.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Missouri basketball-Florida State how to watch online
You can watch the Missouri basketball-Florida State NCAA Tournament game using the NCAA March Madness app, which you can find by click here.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Missouri basketball live updates
2018 NCAA Tournament: Missouri basketball-Florida State preview
Given that Barnett won’t play for the Tigers, there will be even more eyes on Porter Jr. The No. 2 overall recruit in the 2017 recruiting class has played in only two games. In his first game back from a back injury, he scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in an SEC Tournament game but he was 5 of 17 from the field. Missouri ended up losing that game 62-60 to Georgia.
The Tigers are 20-12 on the season and went 10-8 in the SEC this year. The Tigers were led by senior Kassius Robertson who was a first-team All-SEC selection, and freshman Jontay Porter, Michael’s younger brother, who was the co-SEC Sixth Man of the Year. Missouri is coached by Cuonzo Martin, who is in his first year after taking over for Kim Anderson. Missouri won just eight games a season ago.
Florida State also lost in the opening round of its conference tournament, falling to Louisville. The Seminoles went 20-11 on the season, and 9-9 in ACC. The ACC is the only conference to get more teams in the NCAA Tournament than the SEC — the ACC got 9, the SEC 8.
This will be Missouri’s first NCAA Tournament game since 2013. Martin has coached in the NCAA Tournament at both Cal and Tennessee.
Missouri will be playing in the West Regional. You can see the full seeding for teams in the West as well all the games on Friday.
Friday NCAA Tournament games
- No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Providence | 12:15 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 CS Fullerton | 12:40 p.m | truTV
- No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 13 Marshall | 1:30 p.m. | TNT
- No. 2 Cincinnati vs. No. 15 Georgia State | 2 p.m. | TBS
- No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Lipscomb | 2:45 p.m. | CBS
- No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Butler | 3:10 p.m. | truTV
- No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Murray State | 4 p.m. | TNT
- No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Texas | 4:30 p.m. | TBS
- No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Kansas State | 6:50 p.m. | TNT
- No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Bucknell | 7:10 p.m. | CBS
- No. 1 Xavier vs. No. 16 NC Central/Texas Southern | 7:20 p.m. | TBS
- No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 13 College of Charleston | 7:27 p.m. | truTV
- No. 1 Virginia vs. No. UMBC | 9:20 p.m. | TNT
- No. 6 TCU vs. No. 11 Arizona State/Syracuse | 9:40 p.m. | CBS
- No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 9 Florida State | 9:50 p.m. | TBS
- No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 12 New Mexico State | 9:57 p.m. | truTV
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Florida State
- San Diego State
- South Dakota State
- UNC Greensboro
- NC Central/Texas Southern