Indiana vs. Syracuse: Hoosiers' Championship Dream Ends in Sweet 16

Scott Henry@@4QuartersRadioFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2013

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 24: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers walks off the court after defeating the Temple Owls during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 24, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Syracuse 61, Indiana 50 (FINAL)

There will be no banner number six in Bloomington.

The Indiana Hoosiers crashed out of the NCAA tournament in the East regional semifinals, the top seed falling to the fourth-seeded Syracuse Orange.

IU's offense, one of the most efficient in America, couldn't get out of its own way for most of the night. From 11 turnovers in the first 10 minutes to 34 percent shooting on the night, Indiana was stuck in the mud for most of the night.

Syracuse committed 15 turnovers of its own, but more than made up for them with 11 steals and 11 blocks. The Orange's length and athleticism frustrated Indiana all night.

Michael Carter-Williams led all scorers with a career-high 24, while backcourt mate Brandon Triche added 14. The two also held IU's starting guards, Jordan Hulls and Yogi Ferrell, completely scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting.

The Hoosiers were led by Victor Oladipo, who scored 16 in what may be his final college game. Cody Zeller added 10 points and nine rebounds, but shot only 3-of-10 from the floor.

Syracuse advances to play Big East rival Marquette one last time with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

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