Robby Hamman | November 14, 2017
Senior Bonzie Colson and junior Rex Pflueger each posted double-doubles in Notre Dame's (2-0) 88-62 victory over Mount St. Mary's (0-2) in the 2017-18 home opener on Monday evening inside Purcell Pavilion. The Irish are now 18-0 in home openers under Glenn and Stacey Murphy Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey.
Colson scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season while Pflueger scored 14 points and pulled down 10 boards for his first career double-double.
Senior Matt Farrell also posted double figures in scoring with 12 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame held an eight-point lead at the half, outscoring the Mountaineers 40-32 over the opening 20 minutes of play. The key stretch for the Irish came in a two-minute spell between the six and four-minute marks, as the Notre Dame defense spurred an 11-0 run to put the team on top 31-23.
The Irish came out of the halftime break and completely took control of the game, rattling off 14 straight points to open the frame to go up by 22 points at 54-32. Notre Dame's defense was everywhere in the 14-point run, recording 10 consecutive stops to open the half. The Irish cruised the rest of the game, going on to win by a final score of 88-62.