Tracking the true freshmen: Penn State

Noah Vonleh was largely neutralized on the offensive end Wednesday against Penn State'e double-team. Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams brought the energy early, but like the rest of the Hoosiers, their evenings mellowed out towards the end.

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 Saturday evening in a 66-65 loss at Assembly Hall to Penn State.

Noah Vonleh: Vonleh struggled to put up shots against Penn State's double-team that hounded him nearly every time he got the ball in and around the paint Wednesday evening. The Nittany Lion defensive scheme proved successful, allowing Vonleh to muster just three shots – although he made two of them. The freshman forward also made 4-of-4 free throws while reeling in a game-high 12 rebounds. He also managed four blocks, a steal and an assist, but arguably Vonleh's biggest moment in the loss was one he'd likely rather forget. He committed IU's third turnover in a row on an inbounds pass with just 12 seconds remaining. His heave to half court was intercepted by D.J. Newbill, and it would lead to Penn State's go-ahead bucket.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson provided IU's energy out of the gate, scoring six of the team's first 10 points in the game's first six minutes, following an outing against Minnesota where he went scoreless for just the third time this season. He finished with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field. He filled his stat sheet with a rebound, three assists, a block and a steal, and though he turned the ball over once, it was just one of the 13 that came from IU's starters. Although he did start alongside Yogi Ferrell in IU's backcourt, he again played fewer minutes (19) than graduate student guard Evan Gordon, who logged 23 minutes against Penn State while scoring just four points.

Troy Williams: Most of Williams' impact Wednesday night came above the rim, racking up three thunderous dunks, mixing in a few alley-oops fed by Ferrell. He scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor. He also swatted what appeared to be a break-away layup by Tim Frazier with just under six minutes left in the first half during an 8-1 IU run.

Devin Davis: Davis played in two stints, one in each half, totaling five minutes of action. During his time on the floor, Davis took zero shots while pulling down one defensive rebound and turning the ball over once.

Collin Hartman: Hartman went his third game in a row without making it off the bench.


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