Missouri suspends Barnett for opener of NCAA

From ESPN - March 11, 2018

Missouri has suspended forward Jordan Barnett for the Tigers' opening game Friday of the NCAA tournament after the team's second-leading scorer was arrested for suspicion of DWI early Saturday morning.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Barnett would be available for the Tigers if they advance past the first round.

"It will be the next man [in] and we keep moving," Martin said Sunday, according to the Post-Dispatch. "It's what it is. We have managed to get to this point. You have Mike [Michael Porter Jr.] there in the fold. Jordan's out, Mike's in. I am not sure how we will start lineups. I do not know about that."

The Tigers (20-12, 10-8 SEC) open the NCAA tournament against Florida State (20-11) in Nashville, Tennessee.


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