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Hoosiers prepare for toughest Sweet 16

Syracuse never really did show up the last time it played at the site of this week's NCAA tournament East Regional.

The Orange dropped their Big East regular-season finale here against Georgetown three weeks ago, scoring their fewest points in a half-century.

Since then, No. 4 seed Syracuse has won five of its last six games to join No. 1 Indiana - its opponent Thursday - plus No. 2 Miami and No. 3 Marquette to form the only group of 1-4 seeds left in any region this year.

It's only the 15th time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 - and first since 2009 - that the four highest seeded teams reached a region's semifinals, STATS LLC says.

No Florida Gulf Coasts in this crowd.

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