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James Karnik, Boston College blow past Notre Dame

Field Level Media
04 Dec 2021, 11:19 GMT+10

James Karnik had a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds as Boston College rolled to a 73-57 win over Notre Dame in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams on Friday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

T.J. Bickerstaff totaled 14 points and six rebounds and Quinten Post added 13 points off the bench for Boston College (6-3, 1-0 ACC), which earned its third consecutive victory and improved to 6-0 at home.

Brothers DeMarr Langford Jr. and Makai Ashton-Langford also chipped in 10 points apiece for BC.

Prentiss Hubb had 15 points off the bench and Blake Wesley scored 12 for Notre Dame (3-4, 0-1), which has dropped three straight and four of its last five.

Fighting Irish leading scorer Dane Goodwin was held to 10 points on 5-of-14 shooting while going 0-of-6 from 3-point distance.

The Eagles shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the field and 6-of-13 (46.2 percent) from 3-point range. Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish struggled to the tune of 38.2 percent shooting (21-of-55) and were just 8-of-28 from long distance.

BC trimmed its all-time series deficit to 26-13 versus Notre Dame. The Eagles are 3-13 against the Fighting Irish in ACC play and improved to 9-11 against them at home.

Boston College led 37-27 at halftime. Goodwin's layup with 12:34 left in the opening half tied it at 11 for Notre Dame before Post made a pair of free throws 23 seconds later to put the Eagles on top for good. BC ended the half on a 26-16 push.

The Eagles led by as many as 23 points in a noncompetitive second half.

Notre Dame returns to the court on Dec. 11 when it hosts No. 9 Kentucky. Boston College is also off until Dec. 11 when it visits Saint Louis.

--Field Level Media

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