Indiana's bid to make its first Final Four since '02 is thwarted by 'Canes, whose coach, Jim Larranaga, knows about unlikely tournament runs.
Coach Rick Pitino (six Final Four appearances) and the Cards have been here before; Gonzaga coach Mark Few and his crew have not. An onslaught of withering full-court pressure shows that Zags still have more dues to pay.
Hoyas can't slow down Hurricanes or rein in speedy sophomore guard Shane Larkin (14.6 points, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals), one of the most accomplished players in the ACC and the breakout star of the tournament.
It's true: Defense wins championships. The Cardinals' path won't be easy, but guard Peyton Siva & Co. make it look like so much fun.