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The East is the only bracket where all top 4 seed remain. Check out my breakdown below. Top 5 Players 1.Shane Larkin (Miami)- With the Canes down late to Illinois, Larkin hit a clutch three and then he lead Miami to victory down the stretch. 2. Cody Zeller (Indiana)- He is the best running big man in the country, look for him to have a big game in finding holes in the Syracuse zone. 3. Victor Oladipo (Indiana)- There is no better on the ball defender left in the tournament and he sealed Indiana’s last win with a last second three pointer. 4. C.J. Fair (Syracuse)- There is no smoother player in the country than Fair. He is automatic with the 12-foot jump shot. 5. Michael Carter Williams (Syracuse)- Williams is the best passing point guard left in the tournament, and he can also score and rebound. Best scorer : Vander Blue (Marquette) Best passer: Michael Carter- Williams (Syracuse) Best shooter: James Southerland (Syracuse) Best low-post scorer: Cody Zeller (Indiana) Best leader: Sha...

U Kidding? Larranaga Claims Larkin Was Sick, Was the Cause of the Hurricanes Loss

By Josh Adams Managing Editor Shane Larkin was ill the day of the Sweet 16/ In a stunning revelation in the press conference following his Miami Hurricanes loss to Marquette in the Sweet 16, Miami Coach Jim Larranaga admitted that his star guard, Shane Larkin was "sick and vomiting, and didn't eat anything until 3PM today." Larranaga also admitted...

Indiana’s Cody Zeller sports back-to-back Sweet 16 t-shirt

Even though Indiana lost to Syracuse, Hoosiers star Cody Zeller took the high road with this 'Back-to-back Sweet 16s' shirt. Well, sort of.

Oladipo, Zeller mum on NBA futures

WASHINGTON — An earlier than expected exit from the 2013 NCAA Tournament quickly brought questions about the futures of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, both of whom are projected as lottery picks in this June’s NBA Draft. But in the immediate aftermath of IU’s disappointing 61-50 loss to Syracuse, neither player was prepared to talk about what will come next. “I have no clue...

Marquette vaniquishes Miami 71-61 to advance to the elite 8

WASHINGTON, March 28 — The Miami Hurricanes were billed as a veteran group that would be able to use their poise to overcome Marquette’s aggressive interior game. On Thursday, it was Marquette’s Jamil Wilson and his squad that were ready to seize the moment to advance one step closer to the Final Four. Please click here to read this story. The post Marquette vaniquishes...

Considering ‘The Big Handsome’ would look ugly in the NBA, Cody Zeller should return to Assembly Hall as a Hoosier next autumn

As Syracuse overwhelmed the No. 1-seeded Hoosiers 61-50 on Thursday night, it became more evident than ever that Cody Zeller is not ready to play in the NBA. The 20-year-old Zeller, an All-Big Ten First Team choice who averaged 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 36 games, scored a measly 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting against the Orange (29-9, 11-7 Big East). Zeller, along...

Transcript: Indiana postgame press conference

WASHINGTON — Tom Crean, Christian Watford, Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo met with the media following Indiana’s 61-50 loss to Syracuse in the East regional semifinal. Read comments from their postgame reaction below. THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Indiana, student athletes Christian Watford, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller and Coach Tom Crean. We will start with an opening statement...

Marquette focused on Miami's backcourt duo

It's a question that's almost always asked of a college coach before a game against a team the school doesn't usually play. Who does your opponent most compare to? When Marquette head coach Buzz Williams was asked the question Tuesday, he took a few seconds to think. Stumped, he had to compare Miami to two schools the Golden Eagles have lost to this season. Williams...

Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Syracuse

WASHINGTON — Indiana’s NCAA Tournament run came to a screeching halt on Thursday night in the Verizon Center as the top-seeded Hoosiers were dominated by fourth-seeded Syracuse, 61-50. After winning the Big Ten regular season championship and spending ten weeks atop the Associated Press top 25 poll, IU failed to advance any further than it did a season ago. Here’s a look at...

Facts and Stats for the Sweet 16

Here are some unique stats and facts for the Sweet 16. -Ohio State has been to 4 straight Sweet 16’s the longest streak in the country. -In their first two games Arizona has made 55 % of their shots in the half court, that is best of any team left. -Deshaun Thomas has made 55% of his shots outside the paint. -LaSalle has 3 wins in this NCAA tournament that is more wins than the...

Ranking the Sweet 16 team's chances at a national title

With Gonzaga, Georgetown, and New Mexico out among others let’s rank the remaining teams chances of winning the national title. Now how I rank them won’t solely be based on who the best team, but also on potential matchups and easiest path, especially in the regionals where the games are already set. Here we go… 1. Indiana The Hoosiers could have some problems with the Syracuse’s mat...

Indiana found their program but was completely lost against the zone

It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
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