Men's Basketball

@NDmbb
Irish Use Strong Defense to Defeat Hofstra, 69-50

Nov. 22, 2005

Box Score | Box Score (PDF)

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.


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

February 14
W, 84-76
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
RECAP

ESPNU
WatchND

Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

February 18
W, 81-72
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)
RECAP

ESPN
WatchND
ESPN
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
WatchND
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
WatchND
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS
WatchND
March 7
TBA
ACC Tournament
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
March 16
TBA
NCAA Tournament
TBA

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats