South Bend, Ind. (November 13, 2017)—Mount St. Mary's fell at No. 13 Notre Dame, 88-62, on Monday night. Junior Robinson paced the Mount with 14 points while Bobby Planutis added 11 points and seven boards.
Notre Dame (2-0), leading 40-32 at the half, opened the second half with a 14-0 run to extend the lead to 22. The Mount whittled the deficit to as few as 15, but the Irish were able maintain control to finish off the game.
Robinson finished 6-of-15 from the floor for his team-high 14 points while Planutis was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc while finishing with 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Jonah Antonio chipped in nine points and six boards while Omar Habwe had eight points and five boards. Greg Alexander and Donald Carey each had seven points while Ryam Gomes chipped in six points and five rebounds in the balanced offensive effort.
The Mount (0-2) finished 11-of-35 (.314) from three-point range in the game while shooting 39.3 percent overall from the field. Notre Dame converted 62.5 percent of its shots in the second half to finish the game 33-of-63 (.524) from the field.
Bonzie Colson led Notre Dame with 27 points and 11 rebounds while Rex Pflueger added 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Notre Dame held a 14-9 first half lead before Robinson connected on a three-pointer and Alexander a jumper to even the score at 14-14 with 9:16 left in the half. The teams then exchanged buckets, with the Irish taking a 20-18 lead on a Colson basket. Alexander then drained a three-pointer to give the Mount its first lead of the game, and Gomes followed with a pair of free throws to make it 23-20 with 6:20 left in the half.
Notre Dame answered with 11 consecutive points, but back-to-back triples from Planutis and Carey cut the Mount deficit to 31-29. A Robinson rainbow three-pointer with 49 seconds left cut the deficit to 38-32, but Colson answered with a baseline jumper to close out the half to give Notre Dame a 40-32 lead.
The Mount shot 12-of-29 (.414) overall and 6-of-17 (.353) from three-point range in the opening half while Notre Dame was 13-of-31 (.419) overall and 2-of-10 (.200) from beyond the arc. Notre Dame hit 12-of-13 at the foul line in the opening half compared to the Mount's 2-of-2.
Robinson led the Mount with 12 first-half points while Colson paced Notre Dame with 16 in the half.
The Mountaineers return to action on Wednesday, November 15, with a 7:00 p.m. matchup at Georgetown. This will be the 28th all-time meeting between the Mount and the Hoyas.
Notes: The Mount received four votes in today's Associated Press Top 25 Poll.