Tracking the true freshmen: Nebraska

Stanford Robinson was the lone IU freshman in double-figures, but the bulk of his production came in the opening minutes of Thursday night's game. Noah Vonleh scored just seven points while committing five turnovers, and Troy Williams nearly disappeared after a quick six rebounds.

The Indiana freshmen class continues to make an impact 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 class performed Thursday evening in a 60-55 loss to Nebraska on the road.

Noah Vonleh: Vonleh had one of the worst games of his freshmen career, and the second in-a-row with single-digit points. He scored just seven points while committing five turnovers – a season-high – while managing just five shots. It was another game where the Hoosiers couldn't get the ball inside and play through the post while they missed too many jumpers and floaters, but IU head coach Tom Crean said after the game, "Noah wasn't active enough today." The Big Ten's leading rebounder pulled down just three boards also as IU was held far below the team's season average of 42.1 rebounds per game with just 31. Also, according to Jeff Rabjohns on Twitter, Vonleh's plus/minus was -13 in 27 minutes of action Thursday, the worst on the team.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson provided IU's energy early alongside fellow-freshman Troy Williams. The freshman guard scored seven of IU's first 14 points, all in a 12-0 IU run that put the Hoosiers ahead 14-7 within the first seven minutes of the game. He finished the first half with 10 points, but his production fell off from there, scoring just two more points as the rest of IU's offense slumped, scoring just 23 points in the final 20 minutes. He shot 62.5 percent from the floor on 5-for-8 shooting, including a banked-in 3-pointer following a nearly identical shot from Yogi Ferrell. Robinson also grabbed a rebound and two steals but coughed the ball up twice.

Troy Williams:Like Robinson, Williams was quite active out of the gate, scoring IU's first bucket and pulling down six rebounds in the game's first 6:36. His only other points for the rest of the game, though, came in the first of two free throws with 10:31 left in the second half with IU narrowly ahead for the time being. After his quick start, he virtually disappeared while IU struggled.

Collin Hartman: Hartman registered five minutes off the bench and was active while he was on the floor, but he missed his only shot of the night while grabbing one steal and one rebound.

Devin Davis: Davis came off the bench for a brief stint in the second half, but he didn't provide much. The freshman forward committed a foul and a turnover in his seven minutes while also pulling down two rebounds.


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