Indianapolis Region: Meet the teams

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The Indianapolis region is loaded with the big-named coaches. Here is some other information on the teams that will be playing this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium!

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Louisville Cardinals – Big East (1 seed)

Men’s Basketball web page

*Head Coach: Rick Pitino (660-239 career record)

*Record: 31-5; 14-4 conf

*How they got here: defeated 16 seed North Carolina A&T 74-55; defeated 8 seed Colorado State 82-56

*Top players to watch: Russ Smith (18.4 ppg); Gorgui Dieng (10 ppg; 9.5 rpg); Peyton Siva (9.9 ppg; 5.9 apg)

*Record against other teams in region: 1-2 vs Oregon; 3-5 vs Duke; 5-3 vs Michigan State

*Distance from city to Lucas Oil Stadium: 114.35 miles

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Oregon Ducks – Pac 12 (12 seed)

Men’s Basketball web page

*Head Coach: Dana Altman (473-279 career record)

*Record: 28-8; 12-6 conf

*How they got here: defeated 5 seed Oklahoma State 68-55; defeated 4 seed St. Louis 74-57

*Top players to watch: E.J. Singler (11.6 ppg; 4.9 rpg); Damyean Dotson (11.3 ppg); Carlos Emory (11.1 ppg); Arsalan Kazemi (9.3 ppg; 9.9 rpg)

*Record against other teams in region: 2-1 vs Louisville; 0-1 vs Duke; 2-1 vs Michigan State

*Distance from city to Lucas Oil Stadium: 2,255.98 miles

Duke

Duke Blue Devils – ACC (2 seed)

Men’s Basketball web page

*Head Coach- Mike Krzyzewski (956-296 career record)

*Record: 29-5; 14-4 conf

*How they got here: defeated 15 seed Albany 73-61; defeated 7 seed Creighton

*Top players to watch: Mason Plumlee; Seth Curry; Ryan Kelly

*Record against other teams in region: 7-2 vs Michigan State; 1-0 vs Oregon; 5-3 vs Louisville

*Distance from city to Lucas Oil Stadium: 608.45 miles

Michgian State

Michigan State Spartans – Big 10 (3 seed)

Men’s Basketball web page

*Head Coach- Tom Izzo (439-177 career record)

*Record 27-8; 13-5 conf

*How they got here: defeated 14 seed Valparaiso 65-54; defeated 6 seed Memphis 70-48

*Top players to watch: Keith Appling (13.3 ppg); Gary Harris (13.1 ppg); Adreian Payne (10.4 ppg; 7.5 rpg)

*Record against other teams in region: 2-7 vs Duke; 3-5 vs Louisville; 1-2 vs Oregon

*Distance from city to Lucas Oil Stadium: 261.11 miles

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