Men's Basketball



Irish Move On To Second Round of NCAAs With Victory Over Princeton

Notre Dame has won its first round game in the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons


Replay: Irish Do Just Enough

Notre Dame defeated Georgia Tech 64-60 Sunday night


Finding Bonzie

Colson leads the ACC with 16 double-doubles (nine in conference play) this season.


Replay: That’s Life in the ACC

The Irish had won five of their last six contests against Duke


Irish Fall At The Buzzer To Georgia Tech

V.J. Beachem led all Notre Dame players with 23 points


CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener


Notre Dame 71, West Virginia 83 (NCAA Second Round)

Photos from Notre Dame vs. West Virginia in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on 3/18/17.


Notre Dame 60, Princeton 58

Photos from No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament


NCAA Press Conference & Practice

Mike Brey and the Fighting Irish prepare for the NCAA tournament in Buffalo.


No.22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Duke

NCAA Basketball: No.22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Duke


Notre Dame vs. Florida State

ACC Tournament - March 10, 2017

2016-17 OUTLOOK:

“I want Bonzie to think of himself as one of the best players in the ACC and the country. He is an amazingly confident guy. He is a warrior. He needs to join the Vasturia/Beachem group and add a voice as a leader on the team. We need to be strategic in where we put him offensively. When do we post him and when to we face him up? I want him to be aggressive. He sets the tone for us in big games. He is a bright-lights delivery guy for us.”
- Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey


2015 Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year Lute Olson "Player of the Week" (2/18/16)


  • Registered his first career 30-point game with 31 points and 11 rebounds at Duke (1/16/16), helping the Irish claim their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Posted fourth double-double of the season vs. Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals, scoring 12 points with a career-high 12 rebounds.
  • Dominated the second half of the victory over No. 2/1 North Carolina (2/6/16) with 13 points (four of six from the field) and seven rebounds, including four offensive rebounds.
  • Started 24 contests during the season season but also embraced a role to add energy off the Irish bench in 11 games.
  • Earned his third double-double of the season and career vs. North Carolina (3/11/16) in the ACC Semifinals, leading the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Scored in double figures 22 times in 35 games, adding five 10-plus rebound performances. 
  • Scored 24 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Indiana (12/19/15) in the Crossroads Classic, played at BankersLife Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.


  • Enjoyed strong rookie outing with the Irish as he logged more minutes than any freshman on the squad.
  • Saw action in 15 ACC contests and made his only career start in a win at home versus Miami (1/17/15).
  • Emerged as a force in a reserve role for Notre Dame during ACC and NCAA championship runs, averaging 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds during Notre Dame's seven post-season contests.
  • In his return back to the New England area when the Irish faced Boston College (2/21/15), he finished with 16 points (on 8-9 shooting from the field) and six rebounds in just 14 minutes off the bench.
  • Posted a 17-point performance in ACC Championship semifinal win over Duke (3/13/15).


  • Two-time Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year (2013 and 2014) while serving as captain of his St. Andrew's School Prep squad in Barrington, Rhode Island and leading team to a 26-5 record and a spot in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class AA tournament semifinals. 
  • Led his teams to a 99-31 (.762) record during four-year career. 
  • His squad advanced to the 201k3 NEPSAC championship game before dropping a 61-60 heartbreaker on a 45-foot bank shot at the buzzer.
  • Received Big Slice Game Award at 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, as he finished the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds. 
  • Member of Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) AAU team for six years and won four AAU national championships with that program. 
  • Won gold medal in 2012 at prestigious Victor RHO tournament in Milan, Italy. 
  • Participated in Albert Schweitzer Game in Germany in April 2014. 
  • Member of United States East squad at 2013 Nike Global Challenge.


  • Full name is Bonzie Alexander Colson II. 
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Son of Bonzie and Cynthia Colson, along with younger sister Sydni.  
  • His father was a four-year starting center at the University of Rhode Island and one of the Rams' career shot block leaders.
  • During the 1987-88 campaign, the elder Colson helped Rhode Island to a school-best 28-7 record and an appearance in the NCAA Championship Sweet 16. 
  • Bonzie Sr. also spent time as an assistant coach on the George Washington and Boston College coaching staffs. 
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in Film, Television and Theatre.

Colson Career Game by Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader


Bonzie Colson
Bonzie  Colson


New Bedford, Mass.

High School:
St. Andrew's School (R.I.)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225


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