Missouri season ends in loss to Florida State



Mizzou won its SEC Tournament opener and earned a third straight NCAA berth, the first time the program has done so since 1984-86, but missed out on earning at least one victory in three straight tournaments for the first time in school history. Michael Porter Jr. would continue on to have another decent game in his first March Madness appearance against Florida State, where he posted 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate is with the Tigers in Nashville, Tennessee and has their story of excitement at the Big Dance. The bad news is they will be without their second leading scorer, senior forward Jordan Barnett, after he was suspended for one game following a DUI arrest last weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and third-seeded Florida State defeated No. 14 seed Little Rock 91-49 in a women's NCAA Tournament Albany Region first-round game on Saturday.

Mississippi State 95, Nicholls 50: Victoria Vivians scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi State (33-1).

The Tigers allowed FGCU to shoot 52 percent from the field and trailed 41-32 at the half.

SCORING TIME: The Musketeers are coming off their best-scoring game in the NCAA Tournament, and their 102 points matched their single-game high during the regular season.

"We all were out there just going our hardest, trying our best to get the score to where we wanted it to be", Tilmon said.

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By then, the score was 50-44 with almost 10 minutes still left to play.

Florida Gulf Coast got key minutes off the bench from Jessica Cattani, who hit two quick 3-pointers during an 8-3 second-quarter run, then Cunningham converted back-to-back layups for Missouri.

Arizona State 73, Nebraska 62: Robbi Ryan scored 16 points and Kianna Ibis added 14 to lead Arizona State over Nebraska. With their lead seemingly at its most vulnerable, FSU stunned Missouri by reeling off 15 straight points that snuffed out the Tigers' comeback bid and sealed a 67-54 win in front of 17,549 fans. Porter said the team took its coach's message to heart.

Injury Report: Florida state comes into today's game clean on the injury report but Missouri has plenty of guys listed.

Dow led Florida Gulf Coast with 21 points. We fought a lot of adversity this season and people counted us out at times during the season. While Missouri was continued to battle, the writing was on the wall: The Tigers were done. "It's not easy to do, but over the course of a long season, you get used to it. Playing in the ACC is no joke". Considering his domination of SEC play down the stretch of this season, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jontay Porter go with him.

"I don't know that I can think of too many games that Sophie has had a bad game".

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