March Madness 2013 bracket, Indiana vs. Syracuse: Orange knock off Hoosiers, 61-50

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A career night from Michael Carter-Williams propelled the Syracuse Orange into the Elite Eight and eliminated top-seeded Indiana.

Michael Carter-Williams scored a career-high 23 points to lead the No. 4 Syracuse Orange to a 61-50 victory over the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers in the Sweet 16 round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

For more on this game, head over to Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician and The Crimson Quarry.

Carter-Williams scored 12 first-half points, but was briefly quieted on offense once Victor Oladipo began guarding him. However, Oladipo missed a few possessions after suffering a minor injury while falling into the Syracuse band during a scramble for a loose ball early in the second half, and Carter-Williams responded with nine points in a span of 4:30 to turn a six-point lead into a 14-point advantage.

Indiana struggled offensively regardless of what Carter-Williams was doing on the other end of the floor. Forwards Cody Zeller, Christian Watford and Will Sheehey combined to shoot just 10-of-31 from the floor for the Hoosiers, who were stymied by Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense throughout the evening.

Syracuse will move on to the Elite Eight, where they'll face the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles, who defeated No. 2 Miami earlier on Thursday.

Here is an updated East Region bracket:


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