NCAA East Region: Difference-maker and three story lines

  • Updated: March 17, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (4) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. Ohio State won 67-58. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: BLS116

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DIFFERENCE MAKER

Victor Oladipo, Indiana

The 6-5 junior can beat teams offensively (13.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2.1 apg) or defensively by shutting down the opponent’s best scorer. He’s simply one of the nation’s best all-around players.

Most eye-catching stat: He hit an amazing — for a guard — 59.9 percent of his shots from the field this season.

THREE STORY LINES

[ 1 ] Miami (Fla.) won the ACC regular-season and tournament titles but failed to get a No. 1 seed. That should give the Hurricanes extra incentive if they face No. 1 East seed Indiana.

[ 2 ] Butler played in the 2010 and 2011 national title games, losing to UConn and Duke. A third run in four years is possible.

[ 3 ] Senior guard Khalif Wyatt makes Temple a tough team to play in the tourney. Wyatt averaged 19.8 points and 4.1 assists, scoring 30 or more points three times since Feb. 2.

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