(DAYTON, Ohio) — Indiana (29-6) avoided becoming the second number one-seed to be knocked out of the March Madness in less than 24 hours on Sunday. Victor Oladipo’s three pointer with 14 seconds left put Indiana past Temple (24-10) 58-52 and into the Sweet 16.
Oladipo finished with 16 points and eight rebounds followed by Cody Zeller’s 15 point performance in the victory.
Temple led 29-26 at the half and had a 52-50 lead before Zeller hit two free throws to tie the game with 1:51 remaining. Oladipo would hit 1-2 at the free throw line before sinking the big three to put a nail in Temple’s chances of pulling off the upset.
Kahlif Wyatt had 31 points in the loss for the Owls.
Top-ranked Gonzaga fell to ninth-seeded Wichita State on Saturday night in the West Region.
The Hoosiers next opponent will be the fourth-seeded Syracuse Orange in the regional semifinals on Thursday in Washington.
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