The Indiana Hoosiers spoke Thursday about their for Friday's Sweet 16 matchup with North Carolina.
Indiana will play North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday.
The Hoosiers secured their first tournament birth in 14 years and won their first tournament game in 33 years.
This is Indiana's fifth appearance in the tournament, and the first since 2002. Saturday's win marked the first tournament victory since 1983.
Indiana beat rival Kentucky Saturday night in Des Moines, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2013.
As Kentucky and Indiana prepare for their clash on Saturday, Indiana athletes downplay the rivalry while magnifying the game's significance.
For many March means the NCAA Basketball Tournament is in full swing.
The player returned to Indianapolis for a press conference Friday. The Colts will honor him by retiring his No. 18.
Watching the games with co-workers can increase feelings of camaraderie.
Indiana trounced Chattanooga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Round of 32.