3:06 PM ET, March 24, 2013
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Victor Oladipo's late heroics rescue No. 1 seed Indiana from Temple
DAYTON, Ohio -- Indiana's season, the one that's supposed to finish with confetti falling and nets coming down, was minutes from ending in shock and disappointment.The Hoosiers were on the brink.As the clock ticked down, coach Tom Crean wouldn't allow himself to thing about defeat, so his mind wandered elsewhere.
Wyatt Makes a Habit of Scoring 30
Khalif Wyatt is the fourth player to score at least 30 points in the round of 64 and 32 in the same NCAA tournament over the past 10 years.
30 Points or more in Round of 64 and 32
Last 10 NCAA tournaments
Last 10 NCAA tournaments
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DAYTON, OH - MARCH 24: Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers and Khalif Wyatt #1 of the Temple Owls reach for a...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Around Champ Week
MVP: Victor Oladipo countered Khalif Wyatt (31 points) with a dazzling game that included a 3-pointer in the final seconds that extended Indiana's lead and sealed the win. Oladipo finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.
X factor: Christian Watford made two crucial stops in the final minutes of the game. His clutch defense was critical.
That was impressive: The Big Ten is living up to the hype right now. It's tough to deny the notion that it is the best league in America when four teams are already in the Sweet 16.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-62 (.339)||19-45 (.422)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-24 (.125)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-8 (.875)||16-20 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||8 (0/0)|
|» Mar 24, 2013||@IND 58, TEM 52||Recap|
Temple's Scootie Randall became just the 2nd player since 1985 to go 0-12 (or worse) from the field in an NCAA Tournament game according to the NCAA player database. The only other player to go 0-12 or worse since the tournament expanded was Khalid El-Amin in the 1999 Elite 8 against Gonzaga. Unlike Temple today, UConn won that game.[+]
Worst Field Goal Percentage - In Men's Basketball Championship Game Since 1985
Indiana is now 11-1 as a No. 1 seed, best such record in Men's Basketball Championship history (min. 7 games)[+]
Best Record as No. 1 Seed - Men's Basketball Championship History
Khalif Wyatt is the 4th player to score at least 30 points in the Round of 64 and the Round of 32 in the same NCAA Tournament over the last 10 years.[+]
30+ Points in Round of 64 & Round of 32 - Last 10 Men's Basketball Championships
Indiana used multiple defenders to slow down Khalif Wyatt. Wyatt shot 8-for-14 in the first half but was 4-for-10 in the second half. Remy Abell started the second half on Wyatt and had the most success of any of the Hoosiers' defenders.[+]
Khalif Wyatt by Defender
Indiana outscored Temple 16-7 at the free throw line in its win Sunday. Cody Zeller led the way, drawing as many fouls (8) and shooting as many free throws (8) as Temple did as a team.
ESPN Stats & Information