Indiana was a better team than Syracuse this season. The Hoosiers won the Big Ten, and the Orange lost seven of 11 games to end the regular season.
But in a single-elimination tournament and equipped with a zone defense that exposed Indiana and Cody Zeller's weaknesses, Syracuse cruised to victory in the Sweet 16.
At this point in the tournament, all of the teams are good. Everyone is here for a reason, and everyone will get sent home for a reason. It's about the matchups and who can exploit who. (Tom Crean nods.)
Here are four potential mismatches in the Elite Eight that could play a big role in deciding who ends up in Atlanta.