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18 November, 2014 at 1:14 am in Business
Former Indiana coach Mike Davis received a warm pregame reception, then watched Indiana freshman Robert Johnson show why he is ready for college basketball.
Davis, who coached Indiana to the 2002 Final Four, was introduced pregame both as the Texas Southern coach and former IU coach KD 6 for sale who led the Hoosiers to a Final Four and Big Ten title.
The crowed that had arrived for the 6 p.m. tipoff stood and cheer as Davis smiled warmly and waved to both sides of Assembly Hall.
Johnson then took over the first half of the game that Indiana won tonight XXX
The 6-foot-4 freshman from Benedictine Prep in Richmond, Va., had 17 points, three rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in 19 first-half minutes.
The Hoosiers were up 44-29 at the break.
Indiana (2-0) plays Larry Brown's SMU squad at 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network ), Thursday at Assembly Hall.
Johnson finished with 21 points, five rebounds, six assists and one turnover. He shot 8-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-4 from the arc.
Fellow freshman James Blackmon Jr. had 19 points, shooting 3-for-4 Kobe 8 Shoes for sale from the arc as well and 7-for-12 overall.
Blackmon was IU's leading scorer in its opener with 25 points.
Junior point guard Yogi Ferrell had 20 points and seven assists but five turnovers.
Junior forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea had some highlight-reel moments with dunks and blocked shots. He finished with 12 points, five Kevin Durant V Shoes rebounds and five blocked shots and shot 5-for-8 from the field.
IU had nine blocked shots. The school record is 14.
The Hoosiers Basketball Shoes for Sale had 17 assists, 13 turnovers, nine blocked shots and eight steals in the game.
The Hoosiers didn't have a great start to the second half, and led just 54-44 with 14:32 to play.
Blackmon scored 11 points the first nine minutes of the second half to carry the offensive load. His consecutive 3-pointers put the Hoosiers up 60-44.