During football season, we had a regular Freshman Tracker feature. With as much as the freshmen have been contributing in the early going for the men’s basketball team, we’ll have that same feature from time to time.
Individually, Johnson led all scorers with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting. He came out hot and hit a pair of early 3-pointers and scored seven of IU’s first eight points. He landed hard on his hip and had to be taken out of the game but came back pretty quickly in the first half. He made 3-of-6 from 3-point range, had one rebound and no assists.
Blackmon had an off shooting night as he hit 2-of-9 from the field. Both were 3-pointers. He was 2-for-5 from 3-point range. He did have eight rebounds and one assist to go along with his eight points. He also missed a crucial one-and-one free throw with 15.3 seconds to play and IU clinging to a four point lead.
Holt had a good first half coming in for Hanner Mosquera-Perea who picked up two quick fouls. Holt had six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds. He probably would have played in the second half more except Perea was playing at a really high level.
Hoetzel played but didn’t score.IU opens B1G with 70-65 win
Analysis: 11-7 in Big Ten? Good possibility