For the first time since March 30, 1987, Indiana and Syracuse will meet tonight in the NCAA Tournament. As the photo indicates, both fan bases remember the last meeting when Keith Smart made a baseline jumper for the Hoosiers in the final seconds to secure a 74-73 win for Indiana’s 5th national championship.
It should be a very interesting game tonight (9:45 pm EDT, CBS) with a trip to the Elite 8 on the line. Can the Hoosiers handle the Syracuse 2-3 zone? Will the Hoosiers make open shots and get out in transition? Who will step up and make plays when the pressure is on? Only time will tell.
Here at The HoosierCat Report, we like the Hoosiers over the Orange, 75-67
Photo courtesy of: indystar.com