Tracking the true freshmen: Northwestern

Only three of IU's five freshmen saw playing time in the 54-47 loss to Northwestern. Noah Vonleh led the team in points and recorded another double-double, but he didn't get much help from the rest of his class.

The Indiana freshmen class has made an impact in several ways each game for the Hoosiers this season. With every game, AllHoosiers.com will chart the production of the IU freshmen.

Here's a look at how IU's freshmen performed Saturday afternoon in a 54-47 loss to Northwestern at Assembly Hall:

Noah Vonleh: IU's 6-foot-10-inch freshman forward was the leading scorer for the Hoosiers Saturday afternoon with his first double-double since Dec. 7 in a game against North Florida, but it wasn't enough to give IU the victory. He scored 17 points as the only Hoosier in double figures against Northwestern to go along with 12 rebounds. Vonleh started off IU's lackluster offensive first half Saturday with yet another 3-pointer and has now hit a 3-pointer in the first six minutes of IU's last three games. Vonleh is shooting 9-for-17 from beyond the arc this season. IU and Vonleh struggled in the paint, though, for most of the loss as Northwestern's Alex Olah turned away shot after shot with six blocks. Vonleh's 17 points came off a rough shooting outing, along with the rest of his teammates; he shot just 5-for-15 from the field while knocking down 2-of-4 3-pointers.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson was IU's first man to come off the bench Saturday, still not getting the starting nod, but he appeared to take a bit of a step back, scoring just two points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field. IU's guards, including Robinson, struggled driving the ball and drawing fouls against Northwestern's defense. Often times, Robinson and his teammates had to settle for floaters in the lane that just never seemed to fall or mid-range jumpers that IU has struggled with all season. His biggest contribution, arguably, was on the glass where he pulled down five rebounds for the Hoosiers, but after averaging 11 points in IU's last three games while playing more than 20 minutes in each, Robinson saw just 11 minutes of action against the Wildcats.

Troy Williams: Williams continued to hold onto his spot in the starting lineup for another game, but his zero points and just one shot didn't make a very convincing argument for the games to come. The 6-foot-7-inch forward did manage to pull down five rebounds, but he also committed two of IU's nine turnovers. He played 17 minutes, but just five of them came in the second half after Austin Etherington replaced Williams in the starting lineup to start the final 20 minutes.

Collin Hartman: Hartman did not see any playing time Saturday.

Devin Davis: Like Hartman, Davis also did not make it into Saturday's game.


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