For the first time since 2002 the Indiana Hoosiers are headed to the Sweet Sixteen. Tom Crean's club scratched and clawed their way back against the VCU Rams and their havoc defense, escaping with a 63-61 win on Saturday night. The No. 4 seed Hoosiers will now head to Atlanta to face the winner of No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Iowa State.
VCU led for virtually the entire second half, forcing the Hoosiers into a season-high 22 turnovers, but a scoring drought of over ten minutes late in the half allowed Indiana to remain in the game, and eventually take the lead. The Rams were nine of 30 from behind the three point line, but shot only 40.4 percent from the floor overall for the game.
Indiana was paced by big man Cody Zeller, who scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Christian Watford added 16 points on four of five shooting from three point land, chipping in five rebounds as well. For the game, the Hoosiers shot 52.2 percent from the field.
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