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Will Sheehey (30 points) and Stanford Robinson (17 points) scored career highs in Indiana’s 93-86 win over the No. 20 Hawkeyes on Thursday evening.
A look at some of their scores in the latest edition of Film Session:
The Hawkeyes are throwing a bit of a 2-1-2 trap at the Hoosiers and Yogi Ferrell throws it cross-court to Robinson:
Noah Vonleh sets a pick to try and give him some more room to operate:
Indiana’s up-and-down season continued on Thursday night as the Hoosiers knocked off another ranked opponent at Assembly Hall. The latest victim was No. 20 Iowa, which jumped out to an early lead but couldn’t stop IU thereafter in a 93-86 loss.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Hawkeyes:
· Sheehey shines in career night: It’s not fair to call this Sheehey’s best overall game ever at Indiana (he told us so himself in the postgame press conference), but offensively, it clearly was. The senior has taken his fair share of criticism this season as he’s navigated a major shift in his role, but last night, Sheehey played with extreme confidence. He moved away from the ball and beat the defense down the court repeatedly, which resulted in a ton of easy looks.
He finished with 30 points, eight more than his previous career-high and hit 11 of his 13 2s. More importantly, on a night where Yogi Ferrell and Noah Vonleh didn’t contribute a ton offensively, Sheehey morphed into the go-to-guy, even if it was for one night only. Afterward, rather than talking much about himself, he gave his teammates the credit.
“I think Yogi threw two or three over-the-top passes, Stan (Robinson) finds me on back cuts all the time,” he said. “I mean, really I was scoring without the ball in my hands and these guys found me. So a night like this really just shows the kind of teammates we have.”
· Bench comes up big: Indiana hasn’t received consistent production from its bench for most of the season, but the Hoosiers had 42 bench points against the Hawkeyes from five different players.
Well before Indiana took the court on Thursday night against Iowa, Tom Crean declared how his team would match up with the No. 20 Hawkeyes on his pre-game radio show appearance.
They were going to run with them, play at Iowa’s desired tempo and go deep into their bench to support their style of play. If there was a time for the Hoosiers’ supporting cast to step up, this would be it.
And that is exactly what they did. In one of the most exciting, up-tempo games in the Big Ten this season, the Hoosiers scored a whopping 93 points behind 42 bench points and 81 from players outside of their two leading scorers (Yogi Ferrell and Noah Vonleh). And in a game where stops were at a premium, it was enough for Indiana (16-12, 6-9) to pull off a 93-86 victory over Iowa (19-9, 8-7) at Assembly Hall.
“Great respect for Iowa,” Crean said. “Really proud of our players and the way they kept taking punches and responding to it. From the beginning of the game, to the second half, it was a game of runs, and we were right in the middle of it. I thought our response, our intent, our resiliency was excellent.”
From the opening tip at 9:10 p.m., both teams exchanged blows. Iowa had a 10-2 lead just 1:49 into the game. By the first media timeout, the two teams had already combined for 27 points.
Evan Gordon (12 points, four rebounds), Stanford Robinson (17 points) and Will Sheehey (30 points, four rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 93-86 win over No. 20 Iowa on Thursday at Assembly Hall.
Watch their postgame comments in the media player below:
The first half of IU’s Big Ten schedule is complete and the Hoosiers are 4-5 heading into Saturday’s game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Here’s a player-by-player look at how each Hoosier performed in the first half of the Big Ten schedule:
Yogi Ferrell – 19.2 ppg, 53.8 eFG%, 46.3 3PFG%, 85.2 FT%, 3.7 apg, 2.2 rpg in 35.6 mpg
Through nine league games, Ferrell is clearly Indiana’s best player and is one of the top three players in the conference along with Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Michigan State’s Gary Harris. He’s second in scoring in Big Ten games and has been incredibly efficient as he’s among the league leaders in both effective field goal percentage and 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, he’s routinely taking on the challenge of guarding some of the league’s best players. On Sunday, Ferrell proved he can be elite in that area by shutting down Stauskas in IU’s win over No. 10 Michigan.
Indiana picked up its third conference win on Sunday with a 56-46 victory over Illinois at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers are now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s third conference win:
· Robinson’s role continues to expand: Stanford Robinson made his first career start on Tuesday at Michigan State and the freshman’s role continues to grow as the conference season moves along. Robinson took a team-high 12 shots on Sunday, but was the only Hoosier besides Ferrell in double figures in scoring with 10 points.
Through seven Big Ten games, Robinson is averaging 7.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game. Illinois coach John Groce said that Robinson is a totally different player than he was nearly a month ago in Champaign.
“To me the guy that stood out was Stanford Robinson,” Groce said. “The improvement he’s made from game one against us to game two in just a month was very noticeable today. I thought he defended well and I thought he made big plays for them late.”
Austin Etherington (seven points and two rebounds), Yogi Ferrell (17 points, five assists and four rebounds) and Stanford Robinson (10 points and five rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 56-46 win over Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.
Watch their postgame comments in the media player below: