Tracking the true freshmen: Purdue

Noah Vonleh was second on the team in scoring with 14 points Saturday, but his early foul trouble caused a disruption in IU's gameplan, while the rest of his fellow freshmen provided very little.

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 afternoon in an 82-64 loss on the road to Purdue.

Noah Vonleh: With Hanner Mosquera-Perea out indefinitely after his arrest for OWI early Friday morning, Vonleh finding a way to stay out of foul trouble and playing nearly all of Saturday's game against A.J. Hammons was crucial. Unfortunately, even though Hammons, one of the conference's best big men, got in foul trouble of his own, Vonleh succumbed with two fouls in the first seven minutes of the game. After getting his second and heading to the bench, the Hoosiers actually improved and crept within a point of Purdue. Tom Crean decided to put Vonleh back on the floor because, as he said after the game, he simply didn't have any other worthy options against Hammons. Less than three minutes later, Vonleh got caught up in the air on a pump fake and got his third foul. Crean continued to play Vonleh during most of the second half, and he amassed 14 points while leading the team with six rebounds, but he wasn't able to play as aggressively as he would have liked, as Purdue went off on a 19-1 run during the end of the first and beginning of the second halves.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson had his second scoreless game in the last three Saturday, but this time the opportunities were plenty. Against Minnesota, Robinson managed just one shot, but against Purdue, Robinson took seven shots, missing all of them while turning it over three times – an identical stat from the Minnesota game. Crean called out Robinson indirectly in his post-game press conference, saying his team hadn't been getting any production from the No. 2 spot on the floor over the last several games. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, Robinson's only suitable replacement in the starting lineup, Evan Gordon, hasn't been playing any better over IU's three-game losing streak.

Troy Williams: Williams excelled on the boards Saturday, but he didn't provide much more, taking just two shots, including a wide-open 3-pointer that the 13 percent shooter from beyond the arc missed. He pulled down five rebounds, just second to Vonleh, but he played the fewest minutes of the five starters in just 22 minutes of action. Williams came up with two steals and an assist along with two turnovers.

Devin Davis: Davis took on a much bigger role than normal Saturday, having to make up for Mosquera-Perea's minutes as well as often filling main post position while Vonleh was on the bench in foul trouble. Davis played 12 minutes, a mark he's only exceeded once during conference play this season, when he played 13 minutes against Michigan State at home. Unfortunately, his production was only mediocre during his increased playing time. He scored just one bucket on two attempts, pulling down two rebounds while committing four personal fouls.

Collin Hartman: After not playing in IU's last three games, Hartman finally got off the bench in garbage time of IU's blowout loss in Mackey Arena Saturday afternoon. He entered with less than three minutes to go, and he recorded all of his stats for the game in IU's last possession, stealing the ball from Purdue's Stephen Toyra, grabbing an offensive rebound off of Taylor Wayer's missed 3-pointer and sinking a jumper, his first points in Big Ten play.


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