Robinson scores 20 in Red’s 52-49 in Haunted Hall of Hoops Scrimmage

Indiana freshman guard Stanford Robinson’s bruised right knee wasn’t ready for Saturday night’s exhibition against Southern Indiana, but it was healed enough by Sunday for Robinson to dominated the Haunted Hall of Hoops intrasquad scrimmage at Assembly Hall.

Robinson scored 20 points to lead the Red team to a 52-49 win over the White squad in a 20-minute scrimmage in front of approximately 4,500 fans, most of them children dressed in Halloween costumes.

Robinson scored the Red team’s first point and its last. He didn’t seem hampered at all by the knee and attacked the rim throughout the game, scoring most of his points on driving layups. He hit a free throw to start the scoring and got his first bucket on a putback off a rebound. He then blew by White guard Evan Gordon for a driving layup and seemed to find a groove from there. He also connected with swingman Troy Williams for an alley-oop for what was unquestionably the highlight reel play of the day.

The White team made a charge late thanks to a pair of 3-pointers by redshirt sophomore swingman Austin Etherington, but Robinson matched those with layups and hit two big free throws in the final 16 seconds to seal the victory.

Freshman center Luke Fischer made field goals on four straight possessions for the Red team at one point and finished with 10 points. Freshman forward Noah Vonleh scored eight points, three times drawing a foul on a basket but failing to convert the free throw all three times. Williams scored six points, including the alley-oop and a transition dunk from just inside the foul line.

Etherington led the White squad with 15 points including those two 3-pointers. Sophomore swingman Jeremy Hollowell, who played point guard for extended minutes, finished with 11 points.

Several players who were in for extended minutes saw little time in Sunday’s scrimmage. Senior swingman Will Sheehey and sophomore point guard Yogi Ferrell played about five minutes and Vonleh and Williams each played about 10. Freshman forward Devin Davis was still out after missing Saturday’s exhibition. IU coach Tom Crean said Saturday night that Davis was simply beat up overall and needed to rest his body.