Robby Hamman | December 20, 2017
Bonzie Colson, a preseason consensus All-American, played one of his best games in a Notre Dame jersey on Tuesday evening. The senior forward scored a career-high 37 points to propel the Irish (9-3) to a 97-87 victory over Dartmouth.
Fellow senior Matt Farrell also had an impressive evening, pouring in 22 points. Other Notre Dame players to reach double figures were Martinas Geben (13 points) and Rex Pflueger (13 points).
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame took a seven-point advantage into the half with the score 46-39. The Irish went on a key 11-0 run in the latter stages of the first frame to help build the lead. Notre Dame shot 16-of-29 from the floor over the opening 20 minutes of play and went 10-of-12 from the free-throw line.
The Irish stretched their lead to as many as 16 points in the second stanza but Dartmouth refused to go away quietly. The guests cut the Notre Dame lead to three at 82-79 with under five minutes to play. However, Colson was too good for the Big Green on Tuesday, as the senior scored the next five points to push the lead back to eight points. The Irish went on to win by a final of 97-87.