Tracking the true freshmen: Illinois

After seeing improvements late in the regular season, three of IU's freshmen hit a bit of a wall against Illinois. Stanford Robinson, Noah Vonleh and Devin Davis combined for just 14 points while Troy Williams made 4-of-5 for 11 points.

The Indiana freshmen class continues to make an impact each game for the Hoosiers this season. With ever game, will chart the production for the IU freshmen.

Here's a look at how IU's freshmen class performed Thursday afternoon in IU's 64-54 loss to Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Noah Vonleh: The Fighting Illini made a point early on to show they were going to stop Vonleh and force to Hoosiers to beat them another way. Vonleh saw double teams nearly every time he touched the ball, and consequently, the Hoosiers scored just two points in the paint in the first half, a late off-balance layup from the freshman forward. The second half brought nothing different. Vonleh missed two attempts from beyond the arc in the final 20 minutes and made just two more buckets for six points. He also pulled down five rebounds. Vonleh did keep Egwu in check, though, keeping him to just 1-of-8 shooting for just two points.

Stanford Robinson: Robinson got the starting nod once again from Tom Crean, but early on, he showed his sloppy side, missing easy buckets underneath the basket, throwing sloppy passes and missing his first two free throws. He was the first IU player taken out of the game, replaced by Jeremy Hollowell. Robinson hit his final four attempts from the charity stripe, but he managed just one field goal during his 20 minutes, shooting 1-of-5 from the field. He also committed three turnovers.

Troy Williams: Williams continued his surge in production as one of just two IU starters who shot at or above 50 percent from the field Thursday. He knocked down his third 3-pointer in a row, spanning over the past two games, during IU's early 8-0 run after Illinois started the game on a 9-0 streak. Williams scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field while pulling down five rebounds in the process. He, too though, suffered in the turnover department, losing the ball three times.

Devin Davis: Davis didn't quite have the spark he brought the past few games, scoring just one bucket in three attempts through limited minutes Thursday as Vonleh worked his way back to his normal minutes after his injury. Davis pulled down three rebounds, but he continues to look for his first assist of his IU career.

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