PowerMizzou – Missouri is looking forward to Selection Sunday

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dennis gates No interest in speculating where Missouri might be seeded in the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday.

The head coach has quite the opinion on the rest of the SEC. Gates said Saturday that he thinks eight or nine teams in the conference should join the Big Dance. He thinks Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Arkansas should all make it. He thinks both Tennessee and Texas A&M should be the No. 2 seeds. He also thinks that Alabama should be the No. 1 seed overall in the tournament.

But as far as Mizzou’s end goes, Gates has no opinion. Tigers have been suspected throughout the years. He was selected 11th in the SEC preseason poll. pundits like Jeff Goodman ESPN’s criticized The team’s relatively easy non-conference schedule. Missouri was voted No. 25 in the most recent AP poll, but only No. 42 in the NCAA’s net rankings. Gates said he’s heard a lot more negative than positive about his throughout the year.

Gates said, “I just hope we get through.” “That’s my hope. I hope we get into it. I don’t know what the committee will do. It’s going to be a lot of great teams that don’t make the tournament. I hope we’re able to get into I hope we have done enough.

Missouri’s chances of getting an at-large bid are much better than Gates’. jerry palma bracketologist for CBS Sports Who pitched the as the No. 6 seed before losing to Alabama in the SEC Tournament on Saturday powermizzou. Seeding for the NCAA tournament in February comes down to four factors: who did you play against, where did you play, who did you beat and who beat you?

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Even after being eliminated from the SEC Tournament by the Crimson Tide, the Tigers are still one of the top teams in the country by those standards. Mizzou is one of only six teams to have at least six wins over Quad 1 opponents and no losses against Quad 2–4 teams, joining Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, Texas, and UCLA. All five other teams in the Exclusive Club are ranked in the top seven of this week’s AP Poll.

The Tigers were in the field of 68 in all 118 tournament predictions tracked by bracket project As in Saturday night. The was seeded as high as the No. 5 seed and as low as the No. 9 seed. The Tigers had an average seed of 6.99, making them the second-highest No. 7 seed in the tournament.

Many Mizzou players know what to expect on Sunday. senior forward kobe ​​brownsenior point guard nick honor And four players who followed Gates from Cleveland State to Missouri – Trey Gomillion, d’moi hodge, Mabor Majak And Ben Sternberg Everyone has been to the Big Dance before. Brown said the has felt a bit of an offense throughout the season, but he’s not at all concerned about how they’ll be seeded. It’s all a part of March Madness.

“I think tomorrow, whatever happens, happens,” Brown said Saturday. “We’re not too worried about it, we’re not too surprised. Wherever they put us, we’re gonna fight and we’re gonna give it our all. We’re gonna have fun. You know, it’s about staying with our team.” It’s the last time, so wherever we are, we’re trying to make the most of it.

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but for players like Noah Carter, Ronnie DeGrey III, mohammad diara, Sean East II, deandre gholston And Mabor Majak — the upperclassman who has spent more than three years in the game — will have his called for the first time on Sunday. It was the dream they all wanted to achieve when they became Division I athletes.

the same goes for underclassmen caleb brown, jackson francois And aden shaw, Selection Sunday will be a first for him as well.

“As a team, we are very excited,” Gholston said. “It is a great feeling to know that we have worked hard all year and we are being rewarded for it. And personally, it’s not a better experience for me. I’ve never been to a tournament before. I’ve been in the mid-majors, so this time around, if I lose, I’m usually going home. But you know, I have the opportunity to share this shining moment with my brothers and try to see if we can do something special.

The Tigers will find out their NCAA tournament fate during the Selection Sunday show that airs CBS 5 p.m. CT The will host a watch party for the public inside Mizzou Arena, with doors opening at 4 p.m.

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