Scores

Final

Columbia 68

(6-3, 3-2 away)

Notre Dame 75

(7-2, 5-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 23, 2005

    Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana

    1 2 T
    CLMB 33 3568
    ND 34 4175

    Top Performers

    Columbia: B. Nwachukwu 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Blk

    Notre Dame: C. Quinn 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast

    Notre Dame 75, Columbia 68

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Quinn scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, Kyle McAlarney added 14 and Notre Dame outscored Columbia 28-6 from the free-throw line en route to a 75-68 victory Friday night.

    The Lions (6-3) outscored the Fighting Irish (7-2) 44-16 in the paint, but couldn't overcome the 45 free-throw attempts by the Irish. The Lions had just 10 free-throw attempts.

    Columbia, which outrebounded the Irish 39-37, fell to 0-16 against Big East teams since beating Seton Hall in 1985. The Irish won their fifth straight.

    Colin Falls added 10 points for the Irish, who shot 38 percent, and Torin Francis had eight points and 10 rebounds. Justin Armstrong led the Lions with 17 points, Ben Nwachukwu added 15 points and seven rebounds and John Baumann added 11 points, all in the second half. Columbia shot 48 percent.

    The Lions moved ahead 47-46 on a 16-foot jumper by Daniel Trepanier midway through the second half. The Irish then took control with a 12-2 run, with half the points coming from the free-throw line. Quinn scored six points during the run and McAlarney had five, including a three-point play.

    The Irish extended the lead to 63-51 on a basket by Quinn. After Luke Zeller hit a 3, the Irish were 8 of 12 from the free-throw line.

    Notre Dame trailed much of the first half, shooting just 31 percent and 10-of-17 from the free-throw line, but never by more than four points. They finished the half on a 6-2 spurt and left 34-33 at intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CLMB
    ND
    Points 68 75
    FG Made-Attempted 30-63 (.476) 19-50 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 28-45 (.622)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 7

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