Danger Zone

The Orange got in the face of the Hoosiers, on the ground after possessions, and did what was needed on offense to head to the Elite Eight. More inside.

The Syracuse Orange opened their match with the Indiana Hoosiers playing from behind twice early on in the first four minutes of the contest.

But after a steal by sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams which resulted in a dunk by fellow guard, senior Brandon Triche, the Orange would hold the advantage through to halftime.

Their largest lead of the opening half was 18 points, coming off of a layup by junior forward C.J. Fair with 3:37 to go before halftime.

Syracuse led 34-22 at the break.

Between Carter-Williams and Triche alone, the Orange were two points shy of the Hoosiers' halftime total as a team.

Syracuse had seven steals in the first half alone, causing 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes from the 2-3 zone.

Indiana came out in the second half on a 10-4 run, but Syracuse got their lead back up to double-digits thanks to junior center Baye Keita.

As the match edged closer to the final buzzer, the Orange kept attacking, keeping their lead in double-figures.

Syracuse moves onto the Elite Eight, winning 61-50.


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