DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional.
The Hoosiers (29-6) trailed by four with 2:56 left, but closed with a big run to advance to the round of 16 for the second straight year.READ MORE: Suburban Man Says Unlike Others, He's Had Plenty Of Contact With IDES -- But It's Been Of No Help
Indiana will play No. 4 seed Syracuse in the regional semifinals on Thursday in Washington.READ MORE: Students Speak Out At Board Meeting After Removal Of LGBTQ Pride Flags At Chesterton, Indiana Middle School
Temple’s Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points to lead the Owls (24-10), who gave one of the Big Ten’s big boys all they could handle before collapsing when it mattered most.
Oladipo, who spent the afternoon trying to slow down Wyatt, scored 16 and Cody Zeller added 15 for the Hoosiers.MORE NEWS: Anger And Frustration As Chicago Heights Parks Superintendent Gets $212,000 Buyout Amid Complaints That Money Was Mishandled On His Watch
(© 2013by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)