Tigers get Colorado State in NCAA opener

For the fifth straight year, the Missouri Tigers are headed to the NCAA Tournament.

Missouri (23-10) earned the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region and will play No. 8 seed Colorado State (25-8) on Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Rams are coached by Larry Eustachy, who spent five seasons at Iowa State.

Missouri and Colorado State will tip at approximately 8:20 p.m. Thursday. The game will be televised by TBS.

A Tiger win on Thursday would likely set up a rematch with No. 1 overall seed Louisville on Saturday. The Cardinals beat Missouri 84-61 at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas in November.