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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Missouri has already reached one milestone in NCAA Tournament play. The sixth-seeded Tigers will be looking to take another big step in Sunday's second-round game against No. 3 Florida State.
With Friday's 66-64 come-from-behind win over South Florida, Missouri (22-10) has won tournament games in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history. The Tigers have not made it past the second round since 2001.
Senior Sierra Michaelis, who made the game-winning shot against South Florida, said they were in awe of getting to the second round last year but this year it is more of a sense of belonging.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton, who is the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year, has built a program that can consistently contend by keeping talent in state. Eight of the players, including the starting five, are from Missouri.
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