Syracuse 61, Indiana 50

Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:45 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - David Hall, Michael Reed, Doug Simmons
Attendance - 19731

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Syracuse 34 27 61
Indiana 22 28 50

Recap


Syracuse 61, Indiana 50: Michael Carter-Williams tallied 24 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Orange took advantage of a uncharacteristically poor offensive performance by the top-seeded Hoosiers in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Washington, D.C.

Brandon Triche scored 14 points while C.J. Fair added 11 points and eight rebounds for fourth-seeded Syracuse (29-9), which will meet Big East rival Marquette in the East Regional finals on Saturday.

Victor Oladipo paced Indiana (29-7) with 16 points and three steals while Christian Watford had 13 points and seven rebounds. The Hoosiers set season lows in shooting (34 percent), points and finished with 18 turnovers – one shy of matching a season high.

Indiana committed 12 turnovers and missed 12 of its first 16 shots in the opening 16:38 as Syracuse quickly built a 29-11 cushion behind a strong early performance from Carter-Williams. The Hoosiers closed the first half by hitting three straight field goals and capped their 21-9 spurt spanning both halves on a 3-pointer by Oladipo early in the second.

However, the Orange rolled off six unanswered points and stretched the margin to 56-40 following a layup from Triche with 5:41 remaining. Watford scored six straight points to trim the deficit to 10, but Syracuse drained five free throws over the final 3:20 to maintain its double-digit advantage.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana’s previous season-low point total was 56 against Wisconsin on March 16. …. Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponents have shot a combined 11-for-67 from the 3-point line. … The Hoosiers fell to 11-2 all-time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Southerland 33:00 1-3 1-2 2-2 2 5 7 1 3 2 2 3 5
Brandon Triche 38:00 6-12 0-2 2-3 1 2 3 2 1 1 6 0 14
C.J. Fair 38:00 4-10 0-1 3-3 1 8 9 0 3 2 4 2 11
Michael Carter-Williams 38:00 9-19 3-6 3-6 1 4 5 1 2 4 1 1 24
Rakeem Christmas 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0
Jerami Grant 9:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 4
Baye Moussa Keita 31:00 0-2 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 3
Trevor Cooney 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Griffin Hoffmann 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-48 4-11 15-20 6 25 31 4 17 12 14 10 61
  43.8% 36.4% 75.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14

Indiana Hoosiers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Victor Oladipo 36:00 5-6 1-1 5-8 1 1 2 0 4 3 3 1 16
Cody Zeller 36:00 3-11 0-0 4-6 4 5 9 2 1 0 1 1 10
Kevin Ferrell 23:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 4 0 0
Jordan Hulls 27:00 0-6 0-6 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 1 2 0 0
Christian Watford 35:00 4-11 2-4 3-5 1 6 7 1 2 0 5 0 13
Will Sheehey 26:00 3-9 0-3 3-5 4 0 4 1 4 0 2 0 9
Remy Abell 11:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jeremy Hollowell 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Derek Elston 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maurice Creek 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 203 16-48 3-15 15-24 10 20 30 9 18 5 18 2 50
  33.3% 20.0% 62.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18