Robert Johnson in the Career Record Books and His Top 5 Games at IU

Robert Johnson was a key contributor to the Indiana basketball program since the day he stepped on campus back in 2014.  The senior guard was a starter for 118 of the 129 games he was healthy enough to play in since joining the team for the 2014-15 season.  That kind of involvement from day one is just the kind of resume that can result in multiple appearances on the all-time statistical lists.

Today we take a look at where the senior from Richmond, Virginia ended up in IU’s career record books.


Career Points:  1,413 (21st)
Between:  Ray Tolbert and Kirk Haston

All-time leader:  Calbert Cheaney, 2,613

Credit – AP


Career:  342 (15th)
Between:  Chris Reynolds/Isiah Thomas and Butch Carter

All-time leader:  Yogi Ferrell, 633

3-Point Field Goals Made

Career:  239 (4th)
Between:  Jordan Hulls and James Blackmon, Jr.

All-time leader:  A.J. Guyton, 283

3-Point Field Goals Attempted

Career:  614 (3rd)
Between:  Yogi Ferrell and Jordan Hulls

All-time leader:  A.J. Guyton, 684

Games Played

Johnson ended up 11th with 129 games played behind Will Sheehey and Tom Pritchard who are tied for 10th at 130.  Yogi Ferrell is the all-time leader at 137.

Games Started

Johnson ended up with 118 career starts, just behind Jordan Hulls at 121 and A.J. Guyton at 122.  Again, Ferrell is the all-time leader with 137.


February 17, 2018, at Iowa

Johnson set a career high with 29 points and entered the IU record books with an amazing nine 3-pointers to carry the Hoosiers to a road win over the Hawkeyes.  For the game, Johnson shot 10-14 overall and 9-12 from distance and added four assists and 3 rebounds while committing only one turnover.  Every time it looked like Iowa might take over the game, Johnson had an answer in the a 84-82 IU win.

January 6, 2018, at Minnesota

In a key road test early in Big Ten play, the senior guard stepped up in a big way to lead the Hoosiers to victory.  For the game Johnson scored a career high 28 points while adding 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and a block.  The 28 points was good for a career high that would only stand for 6 weeks.  The 75-71 win would start a 3 game winning streak for the Hoosiers.

March 4, 2017, at Ohio State

In a late season road test against the Buckeyes, Johnson did it all.  Shooting 10 for 17 from the field and 5 for 8 from behind the arc, Johnson scored 26 points and added 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals to lead the Hoosiers to a 96-92 win and keep their faint NCAA hopes alive.

January 13, 2015 vs. Penn State

In a game that was memorable for ending on a last second 3-pointer by Penn State that was reviewed and disallowed, Johnson led the way for IU with 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field including 4 of 6 from behind the arc.  Johnson added 2 steals and 2 rebounds and did not commit a turnover in the 76-73 IU win.

November 17, 2014, vs. Texas Southern

In only his second game as a Hoosier, Johnson single-handedly ruined Mike Davis’ return to Assembly Hall.  Johnson started and played 36 minutes, going 8 for 13 from the field including 3 for 4 from behind the 3-point line.  The freshman ended up with 21 points and added 6 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal with only 1 turnover.

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