DAYTON, Ind. (WISH) - His three pointer to beat Kentucky last year was one for the ages, but senior Christian Watford's game-saving block on Temple star Anthony Lee may have saved the Hoosiers season.
It was all part of a 10-0 run in the games last three minutes to send Indiana to the Sweet 16, 58-52.
"It was pretty big. I just saw Wyatt break free, and I got there in time. Defense has been the difference for us all year," said Watford.
"Christian's poise and defense were tremendous. I'm glad the whole country got a chance to see it," added coach Tom Crean.
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Hoosier fans across the country are already comparing it to A.J. Moye's block against Duke in the 2002 NCAA tourney run that ended in a championship game loss to Maryland in Atlanta.
"Our conference prepared us for games like this," said Cody Zeller, who scored 15 points. "They were a tough team, maybe not as big as some if the other Big Ten teams we play, but just as physical. Getting through a game like this well help us down the road."
The road continues next Thursday in Washington D.C. in the Sweet 16 against Syracuse.
Tournament coverage continues tonight at 10 p.m. on MyINDY-TV 23 and 11 p.m. on WISH-TV.
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