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Syracuse Eliminates IU Hoosiers From NCAA Tournament, 61-50

The IU Hoosiers ended their season Thursday after losing to Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen matchup.

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Photo: Joe Hren/WTIU News

Men's locker room at Cook Hall, IU's new basketball development center.

Syracuse University upset the No. 1 seeded Indiana University Hoosiers 61-50 on Thursday to advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA  men’s basketball tournament. The win also eliminates IU from the tournament.

Syracuse sophomore Michael Carter-Williams was a dominating factor on both offense and defense for the Orange, with 24 points and four steals.

The Hoosiers’ performance, on the other hand, lacked in both defense and offense throughout the game. After a slow first half, IU ended the game making only 16-47 field goals and 3-15 three-pointers. The Hoosiers also suffered on the free throw line, making only 15-24 attempts.

Syracuse scored 21-48 attempted field goals, 4-10 three-pointers and 15-20 free throws.

Hurting the Hoosiers the most, though, were turnovers. IU turned the ball over 17 times, allowing Syracuse to capitalize on the other end of the court.

The IU Hoosier’s end their season with a 29-7 overall record and 14-4 in the Big Ten. Syracuse continues on to the Elite Eight, taking on Marquette University on Saturday.

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