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In a final tuneup before Friday’s season opener, Indiana beat Hillsdale College, 79-39, on Monday night at Assembly Hall.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from Indiana’s exhibition win:
· Sheehey not forcing the issue offensively: With the scoring that Indiana lost from last year’s Big Ten championship team, replacing that production is a major storyline going into the season. One guy who isn’t attempting to force his way into a more prominent scoring role is Will Sheehey. This is a positive development for Indiana because Sheehey has always been a player who moves well without the ball, picks his spots and produces with efficiency. In the two exhibition games, Sheehey is 10-of-18 from the field and while his six turnovers are more than we’ve grown accustomed to, the senior forward appears to be making a seamless transition from Big Ten sixth man of the year to a starter.
· Robinson makes a strong first impression: After sitting out the first exhibition game with a bruised knee, Stanford Robinson came off the bench Monday night and delivered the following line: nine points (3-of-3 FG, 3-of-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 11 minutes. Robinson was effective both off the dribble in the halfcourt and in transition. But it’s his energy on defense that may eventually earn him a spot in Indiana’s starting lineup. “I think Stan got his fuel from defense,” Yogi Ferrell said of the freshman’s debut. “Stan has long arms, is a great on-ball defender, and gets many deflections.He was one of the top three leading deflections when he was healthy for practice. Once his defense got going he flowed within the game and he was driving the ball well and finishing.”
Stanford Robinson, Yogi Ferrell and Devin Davis met with the media following Indiana’s 79-39 exhibition win over Hillsdale College on Monday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
Quotes are available after the jump.
In a final tune-up before Friday’s season opener against Chicago State, Indiana will host Division II Hillsdale College tonight in Assembly Hall. It will be the first ever meeting between the two programs.
The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Digital Network at 7:00 p.m and replayed on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on BTN.
With more than a full month of practice in the books and just four days to go until the season begins, we’re in the home stretch of the preseason.
As one of the Big Ten’s youngest teams, it’s tough to predict how this group will come out and play on a given night, but tonight is our final preview before the real games begin. The good news is that Indiana is expected to have every scholarship player available and that should give us a better idea of how the rotation is coming together.
Hillsdale College already has a pair of exhibition games in the books: A nine-point loss to Valparaiso and a one-point loss to Toledo. The Chargers finished last season 17-10 and return four starters.
Rather than our traditional “what to expect” preview that includes an in-depth look at the opponent and tempo-free analysis, this exhibition version will focus on what we’ll be watching for from the Indiana side of things:
· Our first look at Stanford Robinson and Devin Davis: We had the opportunity to see Robinson in both public scrimmages and Davis in the Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage, but this will be the first game action for both players.
Speaking to the media in advance of Saturday night’s exhibition against Southern Indiana, Indiana coach Tom Crean revealed his team is slowly getting back to full-health.
Freshman center Luke Fischer, who suffered a torn left labrum in late September, has been practicing for the past three days after missing practice over the past month. In addition, freshman forward Troy Williams has been back for a week after injuring his right hand before Hoosier Hysteria, though he is still practicing with padding on that hand.
Only freshman guard Stanford Robinson remains out with the bruised knee he sustained during Hoosier Hysteria. And Crean does not expect him to play in tomorrow night’s exhibition, unless something “magically changes” overnight.
“Troy Williams lost valuable time and then he came back and he did a great job and he did it with one hand,” Crean said. “And Luke has missed valuable, valuable time.”
“We’ve just had different issues with the injuries.”
Sophomore center Peter Jurkin, who has been in Sudan to see his severely ill father, is back as well and was at practice today, according to a program spokesman.
Tom Crean was an in-studio guest on Friday’s ESPNU Midnight Madness special and on the broadcast, was asked by Andy Katz for the latest on injuries to freshmen Luke Fischer, Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson.
Here are Crean’s comments on each player:
· Fischer: “Luke Fischer got injured right before we started practice. Tore his labrum and he’s back doing 5-on-0 work and hopefully we’ll have him by the second exhibition game, probably at the earliest.”
· Williams: “Troy Williams gets the cast off his right hand and we finally get a chance to see his right hand because the last couple of weeks it’s been all about his left hand and it hasn’t been too bad.”
· Robinson: “Stanford Robinson got hurt actually at Hoosier Hysteria, which you never want to have happen. He bruised his knee, he should be back hopefully sometime by the end of next week.”
Indiana’s first exhibition game is Saturday, Oct. 26 against Division II Southern Indiana at Assembly Hall at 7 p.m.
Update: Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports that Robinson is expected to miss 7 to 10 days.
After sustaining a right knee injury in the final seconds of Friday night’s Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage, Stanford Robinson is “out indefinitely.”
Indiana sent out a release late Saturday night updating Robinson’s situation, saying that he will begin treatment and daily observation.
“Hopefully everything will be good there,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said after Hoosier Hysteria. “We don’t need any more guys missing time that are gonna play.”
Robinson went down after a collision in the paint with 4.6 seconds remaining in the scrimmage. He limped off the court with help from IU team doctor Steve Ahlfeld.
Below is the entire press release:
Bloomington, Indiana - Freshman Stanford Robinson, who left Friday night’s Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage after injuring his right knee, is beginning treatment, daily evaluation and will be out indefinitely. He participated in team activities with the Varsity Club prior to this afternoon’s football game against Penn State and was dressed at practice.
“Stanford is a very unique, unorthodox type of player”, said Coach Tom Crean at his State of the Hoosiers speech Wednesday evening. “He can do a lot of different things. He can handle the ball. He is as good of a downhill player as we have right now outside of Yogi when it comes to playing the game and going straight line straight downhill.”
The Hoosiers open the exhibition season in three weeks against Southern Indiana, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Assembly Hall.
Add Stanford Robinson and Noah Vonleh to the list of injured Indiana Hoosiers.
In the waning seconds of Friday night’s scrimmage at Hoosier Hysteria, Robinson went down, clutched his knee and limped off the court after a collision in the paint. Indiana coach Tom Crean said after the scrimmage that early word is Robinson has a bruised knee.
“I say that hopefully. I say that as what was said in there,” Crean said. “It looked like everything was intact and I hope that’s what it continues to be. Dr. (Steve) Ahfeld was on it right away.
“He was in a lot of pain, but I mean, those hurt like that. Hopefully everything will be good there. We don’t need any more guys missing time that are gonna play.”
After competing in the 3-point contest earlier in the evening, Vonleh sat during the scrimmage. Crean said that Vonleh hurt his ankle during a practice on Wednesday and held him out of the scrimmage as a precaution.
“We’re going to take it easy,” Crean said. “He didn’t go today. I mean he shot a little bit today, and he would have been in the dunk contest which would’ve brought a bit of fervor to that, as would’ve Troy, but we didn’t want to risk him right now. And I don’t think we will this weekend, either.”
Crean also updated the statuses of freshmen Troy Williams and Luke Fischer. Williams, who sat Friday night due to an injured right hand, will return to practice next week. Fischer, who has a sprained left shoulder, is still a few weeks away from returning.
“We miss those guys,” Crean said. “We miss their work ethic, their energy. We miss the athleticism.”