Notebook: Sheehey not expected to miss time

Indiana senior Will Sheehey left Monday's game with a leg injury. Plus notes on Stanford Robinson's dunk attempt, and what Hillsdale's coach thought of the Hoosiers.

Indiana senior forward Will Sheehey left Monday night's exhibition win against Hillsdale in the second half with a leg injury. Sheehey collided with teammate Evan Gordon on an inbounds play and then fell to the ground in pain.

Sheehey left the court briefly to stretch his leg out in the hallway before returning to the bench. He did not, however, return to the game.

Indiana coach Tom Crean said afterward that Sheehey is "sore," but he doesn't expect his senior to miss any time.

"I'm hopeful that there's not anything that would be dramatic there," Crean said.

Before leaving the game, Sheehey scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and looked much better than he didn't in Indiana's first exhibition game against the University of Southern Indiana. Sheehey knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the second half and also had two steals.

Robinson's dunk that could have been

Late in Indiana's 79-39 win on Monday night, freshman guard Stanford Robinson had the ball on a breakaway and wanted to go up for a dunk.

Instead, he lost the ball and didn't get a chance to slam it. Perhaps it's because Robinson had something crazy planned.

"I was definitely planning on a 360, windmill, between the legs," Robinson said.

Everyone in the room began laughing.

Yeah, right," teammate Yogi Ferrell muttered next to him."

As the press conference ended, and Robinson stood up, he said: "I was, though."

Robinson finished with nine points in 11 minutes of action.

Hillsdale coach impressed by Hoosiers

It's still early and the Hoosiers have a lot to learn, but Hillsdale coach Jason Tharp was impressed by Indiana.

Tharp, who's team lost on a buzzer beater in overtime Sunday afternoon at Toledo, said the Hoosiers "have a lot of different weapons."

"They're that team that's going to get better and better every single week," Tharp said. "What they are right now and what they're going to be in February and March is going to be two totally different teams. They're very good."

Hillsdale scored on 15 points in the second half and made only 6-of-27 shots from beyond the arc in the game. The Chargers made 14 3-pointers in Sunday's game against Toledo.

"It was hands down their defense that created everything for them," Tharp said. "They got a very good read on us and how we were trying to run our offense." Top Stories