Missouri (20-12, 10-8 Southeastern Conference) gets a boost with the return of highly touted freshman Michael Porter Jr., who missed most of the season with an injury.
However, after the Tigers were included in the field of 68 March Madness teams, they can start having some real fun.
If Hamilton's squad is going to make a run in the NCAA Tournament, they will have to get back on track quickly. The Seminoles will face No. 8 Missouri in the first round on Friday in Nashville.
USC's three keys to winning the Pac-12 Tournament — March Madness
But when Wright went crashing into the crowd on the baseline after pursuing an offensive rebound, CU's hopes dimmed considerably. Ayton is the kind of player who can absolutely dominate the NCAA Tournament, but Arizona is hardly a one-man team .
Here are 5 things to know about the Seminoles. The Seminoles lost in their first ACC Tournament game against Louisville.
The Seminoles enter the 2018 NCAA Tournament with four wins over nationally ranked teams - No. 5 Florida (Dec. 4, 83-66), No. 10 North Carolina (Jan. 3, 81-80), No. 11 Clemson (Feb. 14, 81-80 in overtime) and No. 24 Miami (Jan. 27, 103-94 in overtime). Florida State made its lone Final Four appearance in 1972. Florida State has now participated in the postseason in 13 of Hamilton's 16 seasons at Florida State. Barnett is Missouri's second-leading scorer and rebounder. The senior isn't afraid to shoot, and the Tigers will need to improve their perimeter defense to advance to the second round.
It was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the Seminoles after losing three starters from last year's NCAA tournament team to the National Basketball Association. In that time, the Tigers have had six head coaches - Quin Snyder, Melvin Watkins, Mike Anderson, Frank Haith, Kim Anderson and Cuonzo Martin.