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Colson, Pflueger notch double-doubles as Notre Dame rolls

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Bonzie Colson had 27 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks while No. 13 Notre Dame shook off a choppy opening half to roll past Mount St. Mary's 88-62 in the Irish's home opener Monday night.

It was the 25th career double-double of his career. Rex Pflueger added his first with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Matt Farrell chipped in 12 points and five assists as ND improved to 18-0 in home debuts under coach Mike Brey.

Colson, an Associated Press preseason All-American, went 11-of-15 from the field and 4-of-4 at the line.

Junior Robinson, the Mountaineers' 5-foot-5 senior guard, led the visitors with 14 points, but had just two after halftime. Freshman Bobby Planutis added 11 points and seven boards.

The Irish led just 40-32 at the intermission, but scored the first 14 points of the second half to seize control. They trailed 23-20 before going on an 11-0 run ignited by Colson's offensive-rebound slam at the 5:56 mark.

Plueger added back-to-back steals for baskets as part of the spurt and Notre Dame never relinquished the lead.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: Even in a first half that wasn't aesthetic by Irish standards, they still committed just three turnovers while weathering the Mount's early momentum. It was the second straight game that ND went on to control in the second half, and more of the same figures to be ahead for a veteran unit.

Mount St. Mary's: The young Mountaineers, facing a taxing early schedule, are likely to improve as the season moves along. They're starting three freshmen and a sophomore on the heels of Elijah Long transferring to Texas and Miles Wilson to Miami in the offseason.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame hosts Chicago State on Thursday, before departing for Hawaii and three games Nov. 20-22 in the Maui Invitational.

Mount St. Mary's wraps up a trio of road dates against historically marquee names to start the season when it visits nearby Georgetown on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Donald Carey made jump shot, assist by Omar Habwe 17.0
  Personal foul on Nikola Djogo 22.0
+ 2 D.J. Harvey made jump shot 33.0
+ 3 Omar Habwe made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donald Carey 50.0
+ 2 John Mooney made layup 1:03
+ 2 Bobby Planutis made layup 1:22
  Defensive rebound by Omar Habwe 1:28
  T.J. Gibbs missed layup 1:30
  Defensive rebound by John Mooney 1:40
  Donald Carey missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:42
+ 2 John Mooney made layup, assist by D.J. Harvey 1:58
Team Stats
Points 62 88
Field Goals 24-61 (39.3%) 33-63 (52.4%)
3-Pointers 11-35 (31.4%) 4-12 (33.3%)
Free Throws 3-4 (75.0%) 18-19 (94.7%)
Total Rebounds 29 39
Offensive 7 11
Defensive 20 26
Team 2 2
Assists 11 17
Steals 4 8
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 11 5
Fouls 14 9
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
0
J. Robinson G
14 PTS, 2 AST
home team logo
35
B. Colson F
27 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Mt St Mary's 0-2 323062
home team logo13 Notre Dame 2-0404888
Team Stats
away team logoMt St Mary's 0-2 67.9 PPG 32.6 RPG 11.2 APG
home team logo13 Notre Dame 2-0 77.3 PPG 36.8 RPG 15.7 APG
Key Players
0
J. Robinson G 14.1 PPG 1.6 RPG 2.9 APG 42.3 FG%
35
B. Colson F 17.8 PPG 10.1 RPG 1.6 APG 52.6 FG%
Top Scorers
0
J. Robinson G 14 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
35
B. Colson F 27 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
39.3 FG% 52.4
31.4 3PT FG% 33.3
75.0 FT% 94.7
Mt St Mary's
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Robinson 35 14 0 2 0 0 5 2 6/15 2/6 0/0 0 0
B. Planutis 31 11 7 2 0 0 0 3 4/9 3/6 0/0 1 6
J. Antonio 30 9 6 0 2 1 0 3 3/11 3/10 0/0 1 5
D. Carey 32 7 0 3 0 0 4 3 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 0
R. Gomes 24 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 2 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Robinson 35 14 0 2 0 0 5 2 6/15 2/6 0/0 0 0
B. Planutis 31 11 7 2 0 0 0 3 4/9 3/6 0/0 1 6
J. Antonio 30 9 6 0 2 1 0 3 3/11 3/10 0/0 1 5
D. Carey 32 7 0 3 0 0 4 3 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 0
R. Gomes 24 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 2 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
O. Habwe 19 8 5 2 1 0 1 2 3/6 1/2 1/2 2 3
G. Alexander 27 7 4 2 1 0 0 1 3/9 1/7 0/0 1 3
B. Leftwich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Stallings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Wray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Vukelich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Dedolli - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Opoku - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. West IV - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 62 27 11 4 1 11 14 24/61 11/35 3/4 7 20
Notre Dame
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Colson 31 27 11 1 3 3 2 0 11/15 1/1 4/4 3 8
M. Farrell 32 13 3 5 1 0 0 2 5/15 2/6 1/1 1 2
R. Pflueger 33 13 10 5 2 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 7/8 4 6
M. Geben 15 9 2 1 1 2 1 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 1 1
T. Gibbs 34 9 2 2 0 0 1 2 3/8 0/2 3/3 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Colson 31 27 11 1 3 3 2 0 11/15 1/1 4/4 3 8
M. Farrell 32 13 3 5 1 0 0 2 5/15 2/6 1/1 1 2
R. Pflueger 33 13 10 5 2 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 7/8 4 6
M. Geben 15 9 2 1 1 2 1 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 1 1
T. Gibbs 34 9 2 2 0 0 1 2 3/8 0/2 3/3 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Burns 15 7 4 0 0 0 1 1 2/4 1/1 2/2 2 2
D. Harvey 24 6 3 2 0 1 0 0 3/5 0/1 0/0 0 3
J. Mooney 11 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 2
M. Gregory 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
N. Djogo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
L. Nelligan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Torres - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 88 37 17 8 6 5 9 33/63 4/12 18/19 11 26