Michigan's Glenn Robinson III scores just 2 points in 40 minutes during loss at Indiana
Robinson continued the quiet part Saturday at Indiana.
The big impact part, though?
Not so much.
"We've got to get him the ball first, to get him to be more aggressive," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "That's something that's a work in progress."
Robinson -- who entered the game averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds -- played all 40 minutes Saturday during the Wolverines' 81-73 loss at Indiana. But he only finished with 2 points and 4 boards.
His only made field goal of the game came with just 1:09 remaining, when the Hoosiers basically had things in hand.
He didn't attempt a 3-pointer, he rarely looked for his own shot and didn't have anything close to the impact he's usually had on the glass this season.
"He shows us great progress in practice every day," Beilein added. "But still, it's a work in progress as well, putting him in opportunities where he can be successful.
Beilein credited Indiana for scheming to take Robinson -- who was not made available to the media after the game -- out of the flow early and often. Robinson spent time working against Indiana star defender Victor Oladipo -- but so did Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and they combined for 43 points.
Robinson's absence on the scoresheet was noticeable -- and damaging -- for the Wolverines.
He didn't attempt a field goal until the 13:26 mark of the first half, when Michigan was already down 11. His next shot, three minutes later, was blocked at the rim by Indiana freshman Jeremy Hollowell. That was it, as far as the first half went.
The second half wasn't much prettier. He looked passive with the ball when it did come his way, and waited nearly 10 more minutes to attempt another field goal -- which was, again, blocked at the rim by Hollowell.
Indiana's power forward Saturday, 6-foot-9 senior Christian Watford, finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
It's hard enough to win on the road at Indiana in the first place. It's even harder when one of your most reliable players goes silent for a full 40 minutes.
"We have to get him involved within our offense, I guess," Burke said. "I don't really have an answer.
"They kind of made us (try to) win the game from the point guard and center position. We have to continue to try to get him good looks."
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