Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri

"If you look at their wins, and again we look at the teams in the tournament, we look at the caliber of wins that a team has and they had a couple of outstanding wins early", NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee Chair Bruce Rasmussen said.

FSU recorded important home wins against highly rated teams such as North Carolina, Clemson and Miami, and the 'Noles also recorded significant road wins at Florida and Louisville.

The victor of the Syracuse-Arizona State game will face TCU in Detroit on Friday.

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Buffalo is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.

The Horned Frogs earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 on Sunday evening. They'll play No. 9 Florida State in the first round on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Florida heads to Dallas for a Thursday contest against either UCLA or St. Bonaventure, as the Bonnies and Bruins square off in one of Tuesday's play-in games in Dayton. Unlike the Gators, the Hurricanes are in the South Region.

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Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier earned the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. But as Rawle Alkins returned to the lineup and Deandre Ayton emerged as a National Player of the Year contender, the Wildcats lost four more games all year.

Arizona State will face fellow No. 11 seed Syracuse in a play-in game on Wednesday, March 14 in Dayton, Ohio, with the victor advancing to face TCU in the round of 64.

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