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DAYTON, Ohio — For the second straight season, Indiana is headed back to the Sweet 16. The Hoosiers, who trailed Temple for most of the second half, scored the game’s final 10 points in a 58-52 victory and now march on to Washington D.C. to face Syracuse.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over Temple:
· The block is bigger than the shot: It won’t be replayed on ESPN for months like the buzzer-beater that knocked off Kentucky, but Christian Watford’s block of Anthony Lee with 2:18 remaining was a game-saver. Had Lee completed that play, Indiana would have been staring down a two-possession deficit against a team that wasn’t giving up any ground to the nation’s most efficient offense. Watford, who has been criticized at times throughout his career for his inconsistencies, made a play on the ball that he wouldn’t have made a couple of years ago. Afterwards in the locker room, many of his teammates joked that it was the highest they’d ever seen him jump. “Christian’s defense
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Thanks to a late block by Christian Watford and a 3-pointer by Victor Oladipo, top-seeded Indiana is headed back to the Sweet 16 following a 58-52 win over Temple. The Minute After » Photo Gallery » Video: Players react »
One play. That is all that it takes to turn a game around or establish control. Something has to happen. Someone has to make "the play" to get it started. On Sunday with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line and down by two the Hoosiers needed just such a play.
And they got it in the form of a killer block from Christian Watford.
The Hoosiers shut out Temple the rest...
Before Victor Oladipo was throwing down 360 dunks and solidifying himself as one of the best player’s in college basketball, he was performing covers of early 2000s R&B songs.
Here’s a video of Oladipo performing Usher’s U Got It Bad as a freshman at the inaugural Spirit of Indiana Showcase at the IU Auditorium.
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Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/oladipo-stars-late-as-indiana-holds-off-temple
Back in his freshman year, Victor Oladipo announced his presence to the Indiana Hoosiers with a ballin' rendition of Usher's 'U got it bad', because why not?
Watch and listen below as Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo answer questions from the media after Indiana’s third round NCAA Tournament win over Temple on Sunday:
You can read a full transcript here.
DAYTON, Ohio — In a lot of ways, Temple’s Khalif Wyatt and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo are spitting images of one another. Both were under recruited and overlooked by most of the country when they were in high school, and both have blossomed into two of the best players in college basketball.
Wyatt, the player of the year in the stacked Atlantic 10 Conference, was rated as just...
Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and
Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept
from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the
Anybody who has been watching the NCAA Tournament — let’s face it, that is just about everybody — knows about Victor Oladipo‘s basketball skills. The Indiana guard and projected first-round draft pick has helped lead the Hoosiers to the Sweet 16 after a regular season in which he averaged 13.6 points while shooting a blistering .594 from the field and .433 on 3-pointers...
Tom Crean, as well as Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Jordan Hulls, addressed the media on Saturday in anticipation of Sunday’s bout with the Temple Owls.
Watch the players:
Complete transcript after the jump.
THE MODERATOR: We’re now being joined by Indiana student?athletes Christian Oladipo, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Cody Zeller. We’ll...
The Hoosiers closed out Sunday’s win against Temple with a 10-0 run which sealed a 58-52 victory.
It was both defense and offense during that run which has them heading to Washington D.C. A close look at two defensive stops and Victor Oladipo’s 3-pointer in the latest edition of Film Session:
Nursing a two-point lead, Temple bleeds some clock in this possession. Rahlir...
Terrific matchup of Victor Oladipo on Khalif Wyatt. One of best perimeter defenders in nation against one of best contested shooters.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 24, 2013
Just a quick observation while writing: Khalif Wyatt is having his way with Victor Oladipo. Surprising.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 24, 2013
It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty. And Hoosier Nation collectively has no more nails to chew. But it was a victory, and it was thoroughly satisfying, and it propels Indiana to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season.
Despite trailing for most of the second half, Indiana defeated Temple 58-52 today. The Owls – Khalif Wyatt especially – deserve a huge tip of the cap for...
For all intents and purposes the Indiana Hoosiers basketball program ascended back to a level of greatness that it hasn't seen since the early 1990's with a 58-52 win over Temple Sunday giving them a spot in the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years for the first time under Tom Crean.
The game was a close one, and it times the IU Faithful had to be just a little bit nervous....