BLOOMINGTON – Indiana just took a big basketball hit.
Freshman forward Noah Vonleh is out for today’s game with No. 22 Ohio State.
Coach Tom Crean tweeted about a half hour before tipoff that Vonleh wouldn’t play because of an inflamed foot.
Vonleh had started every game. He averages 11.6 points and a Big Ten-leading 9.1 rebounds. He played 26 minutes last Thursday against Iowa, totaling four points and five rebounds.
Without Vonleh the Hoosiers lack much of an inside presence. There is 6-9 Hanner Perea, 6-8 Jeremy Hollowell and 6-7 Devin Davis.
Hollowell, who has played point guard as well as small forward this season, is set to start in place of Vonleh.