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Irish Use Strong Defense to Defeat Hofstra, 69-50
Torin Francis drives the lane around Hofstra forward Mike Davis-Sabb (45) during the first half. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
 
Torin Francis drives the lane around Hofstra forward Mike Davis-Sabb (45) during the first half. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Nov. 22, 2005

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Colin Falls scored 19 points, making five 3-pointers, Chris Quinn added 16 and Notre Dame held Hofstra to 17 points in the second half, beating the Pride 69-50 Tuesday night.

Hofstra (1-1) shot just 22.5 percent in the second half and was just 2-of-13 on 3-pointers in the second half after opening the game by making five of their first 10 tries. Trailing 36-32 early in the second half, Falls made a pair of free throws and Russell Carter hit a 3 to begin a 14-3 run that gave Notre Dame (2-0) a 46-38 lead.

Falls, who had just six points in the first half, scored seven during that run. Then after Hofstra made two baskets, the Irish went on a 16-3 run to put the game away. The Irish, which trailed by as much as seven in the first half, opened a 69-50 lead when Falls hit a 3-pointer with 2:07 left.

Torin Francis added 11 points and seven rebounds and Luke Zeller added nine rebound for the Irish. The Irish reserves outscored Hofstra's bench 15-0. Loren Stokes led the Pride with 13 points, Carlos Rivera scored 11 and Adrian Uter had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

After falling behind early 6-0, Aurimas Kieza hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 13-0 Hofstra run. The Pride continued to hit from outside to move ahead 23-17 on a 3 by Carlos Rivera. The Pride led 33-29 at halftime.


 

 

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