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Nineteen turnovers. Sixteen baskets. A season-low 50 points.
Top-seed Indiana had no answer for the 2-3 zone of Syracuse, and now the Hoosiers are heading home after a 61-50 loss Thursday night bounced them from the NCAA tournament.
The Hoosiers (29-7) played against many strong defensive teams in Big Ten - none of which hounded them as well as Syracuse.
''Let's face facts. We haven't seen a zone like that,'' Indiana coach Tom Crean said. ''They're very good. They're where they're at for a reason.''
Syracuse (29-9) is in the round of eight because the Hoosiers made only seven field goals in the decisive first half, went 3 for 15 overall from beyond the arc and had 10 of their shots blocked.
Syracuse had 12 steals, which was more than enough to offset a 16-point performance by Indiana's Victor Oladipo.
''The story of the game for us is we didn't take care of the ball well enough,'' Crean said. ''...
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