Georgia spoils Michael Porter Jr.'s return, earns SEC quarterfinal matchup vs

Porter's only makes were off layups or tip-ins aside from one three-point make in the first half, and a clutch one with less than a minute left in the second.

The Tigers were able to tie the game at 39 after a Robertson three-pointer with 14 minutes to play in the game. I'm glad he actually got it out of the way and we can move forward. "That doesn't feel good". "You add (Michael) Porter to that - all of the sudden, they become very, very risky". Same as it ever was. A minute later, he nabbed his first rebound and, after running the length of the court, got his first points on an layup.

Missouri Head Coach Cuonzo Martin told ESPN's Paul Finebaum his star freshman will play Thursday in the second-round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in St. Louis.

Porter's return will make Missouri a risky team in the NCAA Tournament. He underwent surgery in November and was expected to miss the rest of the season. Now, with the SEC Tournament set to begin tonight in St. Louis, it appears Mizzou won't be without Porter any longer.

He's not going to be a wallflower. Assuming everyone else with remaining eligibility returns - Puryear, Jontay, Tilmon, Geist, Smith, Reed - this team is going to need some offensive firepower. Not going to go quietly into that good National Basketball Association night without trying to make an impact on the college level.

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Michael Porter Jr. finally made his glorious return to the Missouri Tigers on Thursday afternoon. "His mindset is still the same person". OK, maybe just his toes. Right now all that matters is that Porter Jr is playing against Georgia. So let him play and wish him well. It will groove into St. Louis this weekend a victor of 20 games, 10 in the Southeastern Conference, having locked up the No. 5 seed in the 14-team SEC Tournament at the Scottrade Center. The Tigers had one last shot at pulling off the come-from-behind win, but a Kassius Robertson 3-pointer fell short, allowing Georgia to advance.

"He said 'Coach, I want to help the team.' ... for me it was always Mike's decision to play or not", said Martin. He checked in with 17:22 to go in the first half. I don't have it in my head to say, 'He's play this many minutes and that's it.'. He was on the floor more, and he was open.

I haven't seen anyone say they have big expectations for Porter, especially not in his first game. The 6-foot-10 forward scored 21 points in the 93-87 loss.

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.

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