Tracking the True Freshmen: Illinois

Noah Vonleh just missed a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds in his Big Ten opener. The Hoosier freshmen combined to score 25 points and 17 rebounds against the Illini.

The Indiana freshman class is one man down with the news that Luke Fischer has withdrawn from the university. But we'll continue on checking out the performances of the five that remain.

Here is a look at how Indiana's freshmen performed Tuesday night against Illinois in the Big Ten opener.

Noah Vonleh: Vonleh just missed a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds. While his numbers look decent, he had a good first half and a so-so performance beyond that. Vonleh had 13 of his points and all six of his shot attempts in the first half. He made 2-of-6 shots from the field including 2-of-3 3-pointers. He was 1-for-6 from beyond the arc in the first 13 games so that was a significant number. He did make 10-of-12 shots from the free throw line. He fouled out in the closing seconds of OT. That's the second game in a row that Vonleh has fouled out and the second time this season, too. He also had four turnovers, four blocks and two steals. Vonleh played a season-high 30 minutes.

Troy Williams: Williams had eight points and four rebounds in 21 minutes. He was 4-of-7 from the field and missed his only 3-point attempt. He had one assist, one turnover and one block.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson played a season-high 19 minutes (17 had been his previous high twice). Robinson had one point and one rebound. He missed all three of his shots from the field and was 1-of-4 at the line. He had a pair of turnovers and four fouls. Robinson missed a big shot on a drive to the basket in overtime that didn't hit anything and IU was called for a shot clock violation.

Collin Hartman: Hartman did not play. Eleven IU players got in the game but the freshman from Cathedral was not one of them.

Devin Davis: Davis played seven minutes and his only statistics were three rebounds.

Combined, the IU freshmen scored 25 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.

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