The Jordan Barnett ordeal seems like it could have been a lot worse for Mizzou.
It apeared as if the Tigers needed to prepare to be without his services for the entire NCAA Tournament. He was arrested last weekend for suspision of driving while intoxicated. Instead, they could get him back sooner than expected.
Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin told a St. Louis area radio show host Tuesday that Barnett could be back if the Tigers beat Florida State.
— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) March 13, 2018
Without Barnett in the first round, a victory is all but a given. Mizzou will be forced to rely more on Michael Porter Jr. After losing to Georgia in the second round of the SEC Tournament, a win is hardly gauranteed.
If they do win, Barnett would likely be welcomed back with open arms. He averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game during the regular season.
Mizzou is scheduled to play FSU Friday night at 9:50 p.m. ET on TBS.