Noah Vonleh quietly emerging onto the national scene


Noah Vonleh has flown under the radar. The 6-foot-10 freshman has quietly dominated the court in his first four games of his college career while staying humble off the floor.

In games, he demands the ball not with his voice, but with his body. When speaking to the media, Vonleh has kept his sentences brief and simple, sometimes even deflecting his achievements to his teammates and coaches. But things might change very soon for the 18-year-old.

Sunday afternoon, Vonleh recorded his fourth double-double in as many games to start his college career, posting 18 points and 15 rebounds in a 90-74 Indiana win over Stony Brook. He’s the first freshman to do just that since Michael Beasley did it in 12 straight games for Kansas State back in 2007-2008.

So how long is Vonleh’s streak going to continue and how long will he continue to stay under the radar as his game continues to take off?


Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Stony Brook


Check out 33 photos by Jamie Owens from Indiana’s 90-74 win over Stony Brook at Assembly Hall in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. Purchase prints from J. Scott Sports.


Video, Quotes: IU players react to win over Stony Brook

Collin Hartman, Noah Vonleh (18 points and 15 rebounds) and Yogi Ferrell (24 points, six assists and five rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 90-74 win over Stony Brook at Assembly Hall.

Watch the press conference in the media player below:

A full transcript is available after the jump.


Video, Quotes: Tom Crean reacts to win over Stony Brook

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 90-74 win over Stony Brook on Sunday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch his postgame comments in the media player below:

A full transcript is available after the jump.


The Minute After: Stony Brook


Thoughts on a 90-74 win over the Seawolves: 

On paper, Stony Brook looked like another sneaky early test for the Hoosiers, a veteran team with some strong individual talent. But the Hoosiers had a lead coast-to-coast in this one, and aside for a few runs here and there where the Seawolves threatened, Indiana pretty much controlled the game en route to its fourth straight victory to open the season.

It was a brand of ball we’ve come to expect from this Tom Crean squad: Get to the foul line again and again and again, score in transition, utilize all the athleticism to overwhelm the opponent. The Hoosiers wasted no time attacking the hoop and visiting the charity stripe. The fouls really piled up by the final buzzer. 55 in total. Two Seawolves fouled out, another three had four fouls. Will Sheehey fouled out late. Hanner Mosquera-Perea had four. (The new rules continue to make these early Indiana games free throw fests.)

At half, the Hoosiers had amassed a whooping 140.0 free throw rate (FTA/FGA). But they hit on just 15-of-28 (53.6 percent). For the game, the Hoosiers made just 30-of-49 (61.2 percent). Had they been more efficient from the line, this could have been a bigger blowout, the Hoosiers flirting with and perhaps surpassing the century mark once again.


Video, Quotes: Steve Pikiell reacts to loss to Indiana

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell met with the media following his team’s 90-74 loss to Indiana on Sunday at Assembly Hall.

Watch his postgame comments in the media player below:

Quotes are available after the jump.


What to Expect: Stony Brook


It’s a quick turnaround for one of the nation’s youngest teams as No. 23 Indiana hosts Stony Brook tonight in the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project in Assembly Hall. 

The game will be broadcast live at 5 p.m. ET on BTN with Steve Physioc and Shon Morris on the call as well as the IU radio network.

Stony Brook wasn’t a game fans circled on their calendars when the 2013-2014 schedule was released in August, but the Seawolves, who won the America East regular season championship last season, are the best non-conference opponent that will travel to Assembly Hall.

After being bounced in the second round of the NIT at Iowa, Stony Brook has its sights set higher this season. A first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament tops the list of goals for the New York-based program and tonight’s game is one you can bet its players circled when it was announced over the summer.


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