Jan. 7, 2016

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University of Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Notre Dame 82, Boston College 54
Jan. 7, 2016
Conte Forum – Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Postgame Notes


  • Notre Dame owns a 16-10 advantage in the series and has registered six consecutive wins versus the Eagles.
  • Notre Dame is 5-0 against Boston College as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as 5-6 all-time in Chestnut Hill.
  • In two-plus seasons as an ACC member, Notre Dame has complied a record of 21-17.
  • Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is now 342-169 during his career at Notre Dame and 441-221 overall as a head coach.
  • Brey has secured a 56-59 overall record against current members of the ACC, as well as an 8-1 standing against Boston College.
  • Bonzie Colson (So./F), Steve Vasturia (Jr./G), Zach Auguste (Sr./F), Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G) and V.J. Beachem (Jr./F) started the contest for Notre Dame. The Irish are 10-4 this season with that starting quintet.
  • Each of the starting five players scored in double figures for the Irish: Jackson (17 points), Colson (16), Auguste (15), Vasturia (13), Beachem (10).
  • Notre Dame’s defense held Boston College to 54 points overall, which was the lowest point total allowed by the Irish this season, as well as overall in ACC play. The previous season-low of 56 points was posted by both St. Francis (11/13/15) and Liberty (12/29/15). In an ACC game, Clemson set the previous low with 58 points on Feb. 10, 2015.
  • The margin of victory, 28 points, was the largest earned by the Irish in an ACC matchup. The previous high was 25 points, which was recorded in an 85-60 win at Virginia Tech (1/22/15).
  • The Irish led 37-24 following the first 20-minute stanza. Notre Dame is 9-2 this season when leading at halftime.
  • Notre Dame held Boston College to just 24 points in the first half, which set an all-time low for points scored against the Irish in the first half on the road in ACC play. Notre Dame previously held Wake Forest to 25 points in the first half in Winston Salem, North Carolina (1/25/14).
  • The 24-point total for Boston College in the first half also tied Virginia Tech (1/19/14) and Virginia (1/10/15) for the lowest total scored against the Irish in the first half, either on the road or at home.
  • Notre Dame tied a season-high with 33 field goals made. The Irish also set the mark against Stony Brook (12/8/15).
  • Shooting 62 percent (33-53) from the field, Notre Dame posted its highest field goal percentage of the season. The Irish are 7-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
  • Notre Dame has secured 10 or more 3-pointers in five matchups this season, including an 11-17 (64.7 percent) mark against the Eagles.
  • The Irish posted 42 points in the paint compared to 10 points produced by the Eagles.
  • Notre Dame earned 26 points off an overall 15 turnovers by Boston College.
  • Notre Dame outrebounded Boston College, 35-22. The Irish are 9-1 this season when holding an advantage on the boards.

Demetrius Jackson (Jr./G)

  • With a team-high 17 points, Jackson secured his 12th double figure outing this season and 49th overall with the Irish.
  • Jackson was one assist away from earning his second career double-double performance.
  • Jackson tied a career-high total with four 3-point field goals earned.
  • Jackson also contributed a team-high four steals, earning a season best.

Zach Auguste (Sr./F)

  • Auguste posted 15 points and 11 rebounds. He has now earned double-doubles in nine of 14 games for the Irish.
  • Auguste has scored in double figures in 11 of 14 games and grabbed 10-plus rebounds on 10 occasions.
  • The Massachusetts native has reached double figures in scoring 50 times during his career and has 14 career double-doubles to his credit. He has finished with 10 or more rebounds on 16 occasions overall.

Bonzie Colson (So./F)

  • Colson registered his 10th double figure outing of the season, as well as 15th overall during his career with the Irish.
  • Colson posted four blocks against Boston College, a career high. His previous career mark of three blocks was recorded against both Alabama (11/29/15) and Wake Forest (2/17/15).

Steve Vasturia (Jr./G)

  • Vasturia has netted double figures in 12 of 14 outings for the Irish. He improved his career total to 37 double figure performances.

V.J. Beachem (Jr./F)

  • Beachem was the fifth Irish player in double figures, earning 10 points.
  • He has scored in double figures in 10 contests this season, including six of the last seven.
  • Beachem has hit a 3-pointer in 13 of Notre Dame’s 14 contests this season.

Matt Ryan (Fr./F)

  • Ryan contributed nine points in 21 minutes of game action, going 3-of-4 from 3-point range.