Freshman Tracker: Nebraska

Indiana's freshmen combined to score 28 points and pull down 13 rebounds Wednesday in the Big Ten opener at Nebraska. See how each of them performed.

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.

Here is a look at how the Indiana freshmen performed Wednesday in the Big Ten opening 70-65 victory over Nebraska.

Combined, James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, Max Hoetzel and Emmitt Holt scored 28 points and had 13 rebounds. They made 5-of-11 3-point shots.

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

Halftime story

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