“Michael Porter Jr. with the steal, Missouri is down by 2 he dribbles down the court steps back and he hits the three! Game over! Missouri beats Xavier. My bold prediction for this NCAA tournament is Xavier is going to lose in the round of 32 to Missouri
Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. just returned in the SEC tournament from an injury he has been suffering with all season. He didn’t play as well as a player he is in their loss to Georgia in the second-round. It takes a little bit to get into basketball shape and speed. You saw it with Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame when he recently came back from an injury as well.
Missouri finished 5th in a very competitive SEC conference this year. This is impressive since they were missing probably the most talented player in the country, Michael Porter Jr. Missouri has been lead by Kassius Robinson and Michael Porter’s, brother Jontay.
Kassius, Michael, and Jontay will have another game before possibly facing Xavier against Florida State. I see them being able to work on their chemistry together at game speed and Michael Porter Jr. to begin feeling like himself again. After winning that game they should be playing Xavier in Nashville, TN. This is good for Missouri because this is Tennessee is SEC country, so people will be cheering for them.
After seeing Xavier lose to Providence in the Big East Tournament, I don’t have a lot of confidence in them. I think everything lines up for this Missouri team and they have one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. Take them spread in this game if this matchup happens, and if you’re feeling crazy take them money-line as well.