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Keys to the game

Indiana is headed to the Sweet 16 after rallying to defeat Virginia Commonwealth 63-61 Saturday in Portland, Ore.

Will Sheehey made the game-winning jumper with 12.7 seconds remaining.

Here are the highlights.

Key basket: Could it be anything else? Sheehey's shot completed the comeback. IU was down by nine with 12:28 to go but kept chipping away. Victor Oladipo made a basket while getting fouled and then hit the free throw to tie the game at 61 with 46.5 remaining. Troy Daniels missed a three-pointer, setting up the final sequence.

The turnover game: Indiana had a season-high 22 turnovers. VCU scored 22 points off the IU miscues. Still, the Hoosiers found a way to win.

"They shot 67 percent in the first half. So even though we turned them over 10 times, they made two-thirds of their shot attempts if we didn't turn them over," VCU coach Shaka Smart said.

"… I thought we could turn Indiana over, but that's not the only element of the game. You've got to sustain your halfcourt defense, which we did not do very well in the first half. … And you've got to put the ball in the basket. We only scored 19 points in the second half and obviously that wasn't quite enough."

Up next: It's the rematch between Indiana and Kentucky. The Hoosiers won the first one in memorable fashion, 73-72. Christian Watford made the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. The game is Friday in Atlanta.

Quotable:

"We knew we were playing against a team that really cared about one another, and I think they'll see that they were playing against a team, in our group, that really cares about one another.

"And when you've got that kind of togetherness, a lot of amazing things can happen. That's what our year has been like and that's what this game was like."

- IU coach Tom Crean

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