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Notre Dame Beats Niagara With Treys
Notre Dame forward Torin Francis (34) drives the lane against Niagara. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
 
Notre Dame forward Torin Francis (34) drives the lane against Niagara. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Dec. 21, 2005

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Colin Falls scored 19 points and Kyle McAlarney added 16 as Notre Dame made a season-high 12 3-pointers and shot a season-high 55 percent to beat Niagara 80-59 Wednesday night.

Falls was 5-of-10 from 3-point range and McAlarney was 4-of-6 as the Irish (6-2) won their fourth straight, making 12-of-26 3-pointers. The Purple Eagles (2-6) shot just 31 percent in losing their sixth straight.

Niagara cut Notre Dame's lead to 42-41 when James Mathis scored inside less than five minutes into the second half. But the Purple Eagles made just 2-of-17 shots over the next 10 minutes as the Irish took control with a 22-7 run.

Torin Francis and Rick Cornett had six points each during the run, with Cornett making Notre Dame's first slam dunk of the season to give the Irish a 60-46 lead. The Irish extended the lead to 72-52 when Falls made a pair of free throws with 3:51 left.

Francis finished with 14 points and nine rebounds and Cornett had 10 points as the Irish outscored the Eagles 34-24 inside. The Irish also had a 40-35 rebounding advantage. Charron Fisher led Niagara with 19 points, James Mathis had 12 and Lorenzo Miles 10.

Both teams had runs in the first half, with Niagara leading by as much as six. The Irish, behind eight points by McAlarney, used a 16-1 spurt on 6-of-7 shooting to take a 31-21 lead, while Niagara went 0-for-9 with five turnovers. The Irish led 37-31 at halftime after Russell Carter stole the ball from Clif Brown under the Notre Dame basket and made a 14-foot jumper at the buzzer.


 

 

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November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
TBA
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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

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

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