Robby Hamman | November 21, 2017
The senior duo of Matt Farrell and Bonzie Colson put on a clinic on Monday, as Notre Dame (4-0) won its first-round matchup in the Maui Invitational, defeating Chaminade (2-1) by a final score of 83-56. Farrell scored a career-high 27 points while Colson added 23 to combine for 50 points.
With the victory the Irish advance to the semifinal round of the tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Notre Dame will play the winner of Michigan and LSU at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish took a nine-point lead into the halftime break at 38-29 against the Silver Swords. Notre Dame led by as many as 14 with a minute to play but the hosts ended the frame by scoring the last five points, including a running three-pointer at the buzzer to cut Notre Dame's lead to single digits. Farrell and Colson did most of the heavy lifting for the Irish on the offensive end in the first frame, as the two players combined to score 27 points.
The Silver Swords knocked down a three to cut the Irish lead to six to open the second stanza but Notre Dame abruptly answered by scoring nine of the next 11 points to push its lead back to 13 at 47-34. Midway through the second half, the Irish blew the game wide open, going on a 12-0 run to take a 25-point lead at 65-40 with nine minutes to play. Notre Dame went on to win by a final of 83-56.