Indiana's opponent in the third round, VCU has won 18 of 19 games dating back to Jan. 12.
"I have a lot of confidence. I think we're a young team, but we've got a lot better over the course of the year. We've really gown in terms of our ability to execute and hang in there in tough games, in close games," VCU coach Shaka Smart said after Thursday's win against Wichita State.
"… At the same time, hey, it's the middle of March. That means anyone you play is going to be a high level basketball team. We were fortunate to beat one (Thursday in Wichita State)."