Hoosiers prepare for Tar Heels in Philadelphia

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Yogi Ferrell

By Chris Hagan

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (March 24, 2016)– After a one and done in the Big Ten tournament, Indiana University somewhat surprisingly slipped to a 5-seed on selection Sunday. Since then, the Hoosiers have turned that chip on their shoulders into two tourney wins and a trip to the Sweet 16.

Next up is the team that was awarded the top seed in the East – North Carolina. Thursday night in Philadelphia however, seeding won’t mean a thing.

“I feel like seeds are always out the window especially when it gets into the tournament,” said senior guard Yogi Ferrell. “Anybody can beat anybody.”

Troy Williams expressed happiness about being here and the team’s seeding, but also added that there are “still more people to prove wrong.”

A win over the Tar Heels would also defy the odds-makers who have the Hoosiers listed a five-and-a-half point underdog.

Head Coach Tom Crean recognizes the challenge ahead.

“They don’t put anybody out on the court that can’t defend at a high level or score at a high level,” he said after open practice here in Philadelphia.

The tipoff will be a late one. The Hoosiers and Tar Heels are the second game of the double header. They’ll follow the Notre Dame-Wisconsin game that starts at 7:27pm

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