The Hoosiers are on to the “Sweet 16” 16 after holding off pesky Temple. They’ll face Syracuse on Thursday.
The Orange led by two at halftime but never took a lead in the second half even though there were four ties, the last at 59-59 with 10:23 to play.
This year, Temple will have a completely different look with sophomore jet Will Cummings leading the attack.
Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.
Defensively, the loss of Allen on the interior is going to be an adjustment for Temple to overcome. Offensively, we should see good guards, few mistakes, and because of that, a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Billy White had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard sealed San Diego State’s exhausting, 71-64 double-overtime victory against Temple with a steal and a slam dunk in a third-round NCAA tournament thriller on Saturday.