This might be the craziest March Madness tournament to date with most of the games going down to the wire, and this game didn’t disappoint, Indiana’s starting forward, Collin Hartman, picked up two quick fouls and had to sit most of the first half, but it didn’t keep Indiana from taking a 39-36 lead at the half. In this high tempo game there were seven lead changes, but with 10:24 left in the second half Wichita St. took the lead, and held it for the rest of the game.
We finally get to see the Wichita St. versus Kansas match-up we have all been waiting for.
The question for Indiana is how long will Tom Crean be their coach?
Fred Van Fleet scored 19 points in the first half and led all scorers with 27.
At 10:24 in the second half, Indiana had four quick turnovers which resulted in a Wichita St. lead … and the Shockers never looked back.
Strange, Yet True
Wichita was 2-of-13 from behind the 3-point line, while Indiana went 11-of-20. Indiana’s 11 3-pointers gave the Hoosiers 311 on the season, setting a new school record.
Wichita St. will take on Kansas for a chance on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.
Indiana’s season ends with a record of 20-14.