Look out, SEC: Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. back for conference tourney

Look out, SEC: Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. back for conference tourney

Look out, SEC: Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. back for conference tourney

If Porter - a five-star recruit and the highest-ranked prospect to ever sign with Mizzou - returns, it gives the Tigers even more ammunition heading into their first-round SEC Tournament match-up against either Georgia or Vanderbilt on Thursday.

Mizzou can now proceed to the tournament that really matters with some knowledge of what Porter can and can't do after recovering from November back surgery. Martin would tell reporters later that the star freshman had complained of hip and back pain, and as Porter sat on the bench with an ice pack on his side, Missouri fans couldn't help but feel the heartbreak of the past.

Porter Jr. was 5-of-17 and Missouri shot 34.4 percent for the game.

"I don't think there were a lot of bad shots", Martin said of Porter's game, and he's right. I don't have it in my head to say, 'He's going to play this many minutes, and that's it.' ...

"Yes, we didn't want to change that", head coach Cuonzo Martin said of Missouri's game plan.

"Unless Mike says otherwise, that's what it is", Martin said. The Tigers went 20-11 in the regular season and have earned a first round bye in the SEC Tournament as the fifth seed. "I'm glad we got it out of the way".

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Success in the SEC Tournament may or may not be enough to reach another, smaller goal: getting off the 8-9 seeding line.

CAUSE FOR CONCERN: Missouri's offense was downright abysmal for most of this one.Barnett and Robertson - the two leading scorers on this team - combined for 7 points on 4-for-18 shooting.

Kevin Puryear and Jeremiah Tilmon both fouled out as the Tigers had no answer for Maten.

"In that kid's defense, it's hard to play your first couple of college games", said Georgia coach Mark Fox. The Tigers, whom The Washington Post, ESPN and CBS had predicted entering Thursday would be a No. 8 seed, are surely more talented now than they were without Porter. At the end of Feburary, Porter Jr., was cleared for basketball activities. Porter showed an aggressive that has come and gone at times this season from start to finish.

Whether or not Porter Jr. steps onto the court in a Missouri Tiger uniform, March Madness seems sure to excite for the rest of them.

Michael Porter's name is expected to be called somewhere in the top 10 in June's draft, and with nothing set yet, it'd be unfair to rule him out of a top 3 pick.

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