Tracking the true freshmen: Nebraska

Devin Davis and Troy Williams played quality minutes for IU Wednesday evening, at times looking like the only two Hoosiers on the court with offensive rhythm and the ability for success in the paint. Their strong efforts, though, weren't quite enough in IU's loss.

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 for the IU freshmen.

Here's a look at how IU's freshmen class performed Wednesday evening in IU's 70-60 loss against Nebraska at Assembly Hall.

Noah Vonleh: Tom Crean hinted Tuesday during his press conference that he thought Vonleh would likely be healthy enough to play against Nebraska, but during the walk-through Wednesday, Crean said Vonleh just wasn't comfortable enough with his inflamed foot. He was again on the sidelines in sweats watching warm-ups, and Crean made things official in his pre-game radio show that Vonleh would miss his second game in a row.

Troy Williams: Williams had perhaps his best game of the season since his 22-point performance against Washington in Madison Square Garden back in November. He led IU with 18 points and was 7-for-12 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. His two buckets from distance were just his fourth and fifth made 3-pointers this season. Williams was shooting just 12 percent from beyond the arc coming into Wednesday night. He was also very active around the rim, driving in the lane and making some contested shots in the paint while also pulling down six boards, trailing only Yogi Ferrell.

Stanford Robinson: Although Crean started Austin Etherington next to Ferrell in the back-court, Robinson was IU's other guard who saw the most minutes Wednesday evening. He struggled shooting the ball, coming up just 2-for-8 from the field, along with 3-of-4 from the charity stripe for seven points.

Devin Davis: Davis played 15 minutes, the second-most minutes he's seen in a game this season, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field while also pulling down three rebounds. He played a strong role in the paint, seeing more playing time than any of IU's other players trying to fill Vonleh's shoes. He had some key put-back buckets in the second half that kept the IU's momentum going as the Hoosiers tried to work themselves back from a double-digit deficit.

Collin Hartman: Hartman did not make it off the bench Wednesday against Nebraska.


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