St. Louis is a No. 4 seed in the Midwest region and plays New Mexico State, a No. 13 seed, at 1:10 p.m. Central time. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
Barnett, a 6-foot-5 junior, played his freshman year at Toldeo before transferring. This season he has appeared in all 33 games for the Billikens (27-6), averaging 3.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. He is 24 of 70 from 3-point range this year.
Other games of interest to local fans:
- Wisconsin, a No. 5 seed in the West, plays No. 12 seed Ole Miss at 11:40 a.m. Friday on truTV.
- Marquette, a No. 3 seed in the East, plays No. 14 seed Davidson at 2:10 p.m. Thursday on truTV.