Notebook: Crean upset with senior Sheehey

Indiana coach Tom Crean was unhappy with Will Sheehey's energy on Sunday. Also notes on the new foul rules, Noah Vonleh, and more.

Will Sheehey scored Indiana's first seven points in Sunday afternoon's 90-74 win over Stony Brook. He had nine points in the first half.

But unfortunately for Sheehey, that's about all he did right. The senior forward fouled out after only 13 minutes, finishing with those nine points, zero rebounds, and two turnovers.

Just moments after he reentered the game with four fouls late in the second half, Sheehey was whistled for his fifth when he appeared to ride a Stony Brook player out of bounds.

When Sheehey got back to the Indiana bench, coach Tom Crean let his senior leader hear about it.

"There were certain energy levels all night of guys that I didn't like," Crean said. "Will's better than that. Will will be fine. But Will's better than that. You can't ride the guy out of bounds there. Will's intent is excellent, there's no question about that. But like I said, it doesn't matter if you're a freshman or a senior. If we and if I don't hold them accountable for making those adjustments that they can make, well, then what am I?

"I love him to death, but we've got to have more. We needed more from him tonight. Those fouls, it plays with you, and you just can't let it. You've got to move right on. He'll be fine."

Fouls were an issue all afternoon. There were a total of 55 fouls called, and three players (including Sheehey) fouled out.

Indiana attempted 49 free throws, and Stony Brook attempted 29.

"That's the most fouls Stony Brook has given in nine years of my being the head coach," Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said afterward.

Added Crean: "It's just going to take time. The referees are trying to figure it all out. That's just the way it is. Noah got called for a foul when he was laying on the ground. The one referee said to me you might see that every 10 years. We saw it twice today. It's just a different day. It's just different."

Vonleh in rare company

You might as well just call him a Double Double Machine.

Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh recorded his fourth consecutive double-double to begin his collegiate career on Sunday, with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Vonleh is the first freshman since Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007-08 to have four straight double-doubles to start his career.

"I wouldn't trade him for in anybody in that glass and there are a lot of great players," Crean said. "When you start putting humility into a talented person, now you have a chance for incredible upside."

Through four games, Vonleh is averaging 14.8 points and 12.5 rebounds.

Hartman adjusting to role

Freshman Collin Hartman played only three total minutes in Indiana's first two games this season. But in the last two, Hartman has been one of the first guys off the bench, logging a total of 22 minutes.

Hartman didn't score on Sunday against Stony Brook, but Crean credited him for sparking an Indiana run in the first half.

"We had hit a lull," Crean said. "We were a little quiet. We were flat. Collin came in and changed the energy level. It does not matter who it is, what it is, where it is, there's always somebody that can change momentum, and I thought Collin Hartman did that in the first half. One of the reasons is because he never stops talking on that bench. He's constantly pointing things out to his teammates. That's what we've got to have."


"Once he gets the ball, it's pretty much over. He's got such a big body. His jump hook is very nice. He works on that every day." -- Yogi Ferrell on teammate Noah Vonleh Top Stories