UND Roster

2006-07 Men's Basketball Roster

#15 Colin Falls

Guard


Height 6'5''
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Park Ridge, Ill.
High School Loyola Academy

Bio • Awards • Career Highs • Career Statistics SENIOR SEASON (2006-07):
One of the nation’s and BIG EAST’s top three-point shooters … heads into final campaign needing just 71 three-pointers to become the school’s all-time career leader … only player in Notre Dame history with 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons … established single-season three-point mark with 102 three-pointers a year ago to become the first Irish player to make more than 100 three-pointers in a season … brings steadiness on the court … has a great understanding of the game and a high basketball IQ … begins third season in starting rotation … confident shooter from beyond the arc .. a smart player at both ends of the floor … strength of his game is as an offensive threat and scorer … has worked on becoming a more physical player on the floor and on becoming a more all-around player. JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06):
Has played in every game (91) during his Notre Dame career and has been in the starting lineup on 60 occasions … averaged career-best 13.8 points per game as second-leading scorer … also netted double figures on 18 occasions and in 35 games during his career one of two players (in addition to Torin Francis) to start all 30 games in 2005-06 … set Notre Dame single-season record with 102 three-pointers … became the first Irish players to make more than 100 three-pointers in a single season with his four three-pointers against Vanderbilt … first player in school history with 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons … topped the 20-point mark on seven occasions … scored a career-high 32 points versus Seton Hall (first 30-plus point performance of his career) as he connected on a career-high 10 field (on 17 attempts) and eight three-pointers (matching a career-best and school record he shares) … followed that performance up with a 23-point effort versus Connecticut as he made nine field goals on a career-high 19 attempts and was 5-14 from three-point range … the 55 points in the two outings were the most points he scored in back-to-back games and marked the second time in his career and this season that he scored 20-plus points in back-to-back outings … connected on six three-pointers and finished with 21 points in loss to Georgetown in first round of BIG EAST Tournament … held scoreless for just the eighth time in his career in loss to Michigan as he was 0-3 from the field in third game of the season … in subsequent game against Alabama on the road, he connected on seven three-pointers, including six in the first half and finished with 24 pointers … scored a season-high 26 points against DePaul on 8-13 from the field and 6-11 from three-point range … followed performance against Blue Demons with 18-point effort against Syracuse as all six of his field goal were from three-point range … registered first career-double in that contest as well as he finished with a career-high 10 assists … scored 24 points, hitting on 8-12 from the field and 5-9 from three-point range against Providence and then finished with 21 points, hitting 6-14 from beyond the arc, against Marquette which marked the first time in his career that he registered 20-plus points in back-to-back outings … scored 18 points in double overtime loss to Georgetown … hit four-point play (three-pointer and free throw) with one second remaining in regulation to send the game into first overtime session … the 108-point total five consecutive versus DePaul (26), Syracuse (18), Providence (24), Marquette (21) and Georgetown (18) was highest five-game point total of his career … held to just nine points in double-overtime loss to Pittsburgh on the road but connected on two three-pointers in final 19 seconds of regulations to send the game into overtime … scored 18 points on the road hitting six three-pointers and matched career-best with five rebounds in one-point loss at West Virginia … held to just five points in second meeting with DePaul, but hit a key three-pointer near the end of the contest that helped ensure the victory over the Blue Demons … scored 15 points in first-round win over Vanderbilt in National Invitation Tournament … was been fouled a total of eight times while shooting the three-pointer and has converted on 16-22 from the free-throw line following being fouled … finished 13th nationally in three-point field percentage with 3.4 per game. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05):
Played in all 29 contests, and made starts in each of the last 22 games … averaged 12.6 points and 2.1 rebounds … scored a career-high 28 points when he connected on a career-high eight three-pointers against Pittsburgh in regular-season finale … the eight three-pointers also tied a school record… hit 8-16 from the field overall and 8-14 from three-point range against the Panthers … scored 20-plus points in four contests and reached double figures in 15 games … his 93 three three-pointers were the most-ever by a Notre Dame sophomore … his six-game double-digit scoring streak early in the season was a career-high … matched personal best with 23-point performance in Notre Dame’s win over previously unbeaten Boston College as he connected on a personal-best 8-14 shots and was 7-12 (also a career-high) from three-point range … scored a career-high 23 points in win over St. John’s as he connected on a personal best six three-pointers … netted first 20-point performance of his career when he registered a then career-high 20 points against DePaul … finished 7-10 from the field and 5-7 from three-point range … followed that with a game-high 16-point effort against Army as he finished 5-9 from the field and 3-7 from three-point range … dished off a career-best five assists against the Cadets … prior to the DePaul game all of his field goals (8) and attempts (20) for the season had been from three-point range … 3-4 against IPFW and 3-7 versus Michigan from three-point range … ripped down a season-high five rebounds against Marist … scored 17 points on 5-9 shooting versus Western Illinois … tallied 19 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining, in the BIG EAST opener versus Seton Hall … led Irish in scoring for the fourth time this season with 19-point effort against West Virginia … has scored in double figures in 18 career games and on 13 occasions this season. … hit three-pointer that gave the Irish the lead (54-53) with six seconds remaining in eventual loss at Georgetown … played all 40 minutes for the first time in his career in Notre Dame’s loss to Syracuse and finished with nine points … had 13 points and tied a career-high with three steals against Georgetown … hit 6-12 shots from the field and 6-10 from three-point range in scoring a team-high 19 points … also played in entire game against Holy Cross when he finished with 18 points … led the Irish in scoring in nine contests. FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04):
Only freshman to see action in all 32 games during the 2003-04 campaign … averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing an average of 15.6 minutes per game and earning starts in eight games … became long-range shooting threat for the Irish with 37 of his 47 total field goals coming from three-point range … produced game-winning three-pointer with 15.8 seconds remaining in Notre Dame’s victory over West Virginia in the first round of the 2004 BIG EAST Championship … netted double figures on five occasions, including career bests of 12 points twice … his first 12-point performance came against DePaul as he hit 4-8 from the field — all from three-point range…earned first career start against Central Michigan and started each of the Notre Dame’s first two BIG EAST games versus West Virginia and Villanova … matched his career-high against Villanova with all 12 of his points coming in the first half and from three-point range … shot a season-high 80.0 percent from the field, nailing 4-5 from three-point range … in first career start, which came against Central Michigan, scored 11 points … also had 11 points in Notre Dame’s win at Saint John’s where he was 4-5 from the field, including 3-4 from three-point rang e … in loss at Connecticut, scored 10 points and grabbed three bounds…on nine occasions, played 20-plus minutes … played a career-high 33 minutes against Central Michigan and also played 30 minutes in win over Quinnipiac … missed his first seven three-point attempts and finally nailed his first shot from beyond the arc in first half of loss to CMU … netted nine points in win over American and scored eight points in loss to Indiana and in win over Quinnipiac … grabbed a season-high five boards versus Mount St. Mary’s and Quinnipiac … netted six points in loss at Rutgers … scored seven points and dished off a career-high three assists versus Morehead State … came off the bench and played 16 minutes against Virginia Tech, scoring five points and dishing off two assists … averaged 4.7 points in Notre Dame’s three NIT games … scored six points against both Purdue and Oregon. HIGH SCHOOL:
Averaged 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in final scholastic campaign … a four-year letter winner at Loyola Academy, he finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,045 career points … holder of seven school records — three point field goals made (209), free throws made (548), free throw percentage (.840), rebounds (569), assists (242) and steals (152) … had best performance of prep career in final scholatic season when he poured in 51 points versus Prospect High School … two-time all-state selection … garnered first team all-state honors from the News Gazette in `0 3 … a four-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference choice and three-time first-team honoree … served as team captain in final two scholastic campaigns … averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists during his junior year and earned second-team all-state honors … named MVP of the Wheeling Christmas Tournament and Niles West Tournament after leading Loyola to team title during the 2001-02 campaign … named the Chicago Catholic League of the Year as a sophomore after averaging 17.0 points and helping his team to a 23-6 record and regional championship … in the summer of ’01, he played with Irish sophomore Rick Cornette on the Illinois Warriors AAU squad that captured the 17-and-under national championship title … played for the East team in EA Sports Roundball Classic which lost to the West squad 120-119 … in 22 minutes, scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and dished off two assists … also played in the Chicago Catholic League All-Star Game … played for John O’Loughlin and Bryan Tucker. PERSONAL:
Brother Brendan played on the Lawrence University basketball team … full name is Colin James Falls … middle child of three children … son of Don and Ann Falls … born 6-9-85 in Chicago, Ill…enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management entrepeneurship. HONORS AND AWARDS:
BIG EAST Acdemic All-Star Team (2005-06)
CBS Player of the Game vs. Pittsburgh (March 5, 2005)
Notre Dame Team Irish Award (2006) CAREER HIGHS
Points:
Career: 32 vs. Seton Hall (2-18-06)
Field Goals:
Career: 10 vs. Seton Hall (2-18-06)
Field Goals Attempted:
Career: 19 vs. Connecticut (2-21-06)
Field-Goal Percentage:
Career: 1.000 on four occasions
Three-Point Field Goals:
Career: 8 vs. Pittsburgh (3-5-05) and Seton Hall (2-18-06)
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted:
Career: 15 vs. Seton Hall (2-18-06)
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage:
Career: 1.000 on three occasions
Free Throws:
Career: 10 vs. Seton Hall (1-5-05)
Free Throws Attempted:
Career: 11 vs. Seton Hall (1-5-05)
Free-Throw Percentage:
Career: 1.000 on 24 occasions
Rebounds:
Career: 5 on five occasions
Assists:
Career: 10 vs. Syracuse (1-11-06)
Blocked Shots:
Career: 2 vs. DePaul (1-7-06)
Steals:
Career: 3 on three occasions
Minutes:
Career: 47 vs. Georgetown (1-24-06)

FALLS’ CAREER STATISTICS
Season G-GS Min./Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Off Def Tot Avg. Ast. Stl. Blk. PF-D Pts. Avg.
2003-04 32-8 499/15.6 47-115 .409 37-94 .394 16-23 .696 12 30 42 1.3 28 11 3 38-0 147 4.6
2004-05 29-22 901/31.1 101-261 .387 93-225 .413 70-78 .897 13 47 60 2.1 40 24 6 60-1 365 12.6
2005-06 30-30 1057/35.2 129-323 .399 102-257 .397 55-69 .797 10 57 67 2.2 52 18 9 62-2 415 14.8
TOTALS 91-60 2457/27.0 277-699 .369 232-576 .403 141-170 829 35 134 169 1.9 120 53 18 160-3 927 10.2
FALLS in the BIG EAST Conference
Season G-GS Min./Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Off Def Tot Avg. Ast. Stl. Blk. PF-D Pts. Avg.
2003-04 16-2 196/12.3 19-45 .422 16-39 .410 11-16 .688 6 12 18 1.1 11 6 1 21-0 65 4.1
2004-05 16-16 567/35.4 65-171 .380 61-147 .415 52-58 .897 7 29 36 2.3 24 12 3 41-1 243 15.2
2005-06 16-16 589/36.8 74-177 .412 58-146 .397 33-40 .825 9 36 45 2.8 30 7 6 34-1 237 14.8
TOTALS 48-34 1352/28.2 158-393 .402 135-332 .407 96-114 842 22 77 99 2.1 65 25 10 96-2 545 11.4
FALLS’ Career Stats vs. THE BIG EAST
Opponent G-GS Min. FG-FGA 3Pt FG-FGA FT-FTA Reb. A PF BS ST Pts.
Connecticut 6-3 149/24.8 21-54 15-44 6-9 12/2.0 4 5 1 4 44/7.3
DePaul 2-2 64/32.0 9-17 7-15 6-7 4/2.0 1 5 2 2 31/15.5
Georgetown 5-4 174/34.8 17-46 17-40 17-18 6/1.2 4 14 0 5 68/13.6
Louisville 1-1 44/44.0 4-10 4-9 2-2 4/4.0 1 3 1 1 14/14.0
Marquette 2-2 69/34.5 7-23 7-21 5-5 3/1.5 2 3 0 2 26/13.0
Pittsburgh 5-3 129/25.8 15-45 14-39 7-8 8/1.6 6 11 0 2 51/10.2
Providence 4-3 120/30.0 13-26 9-25 4-5 10/2.5 5 7 2 5 39/9.8
Rutgers 4-3 113/28.3 12-31 7-21 1-5 7/1.8 4 5 2 1 32/8.0
St. John’s 2-1 50/25.0 11-21 9-17 3-3 3/1.5 3 7 1 0 34/17.0
Seton Hall 3-2 74/24.7 13-27 11-21 14-16 7/2.3 0 5 0 1 51/17.0
South Florida 1-1 35/35.0 1-10 0-9 7-8 1/1.0 3 2 0 0 9/9.0
Syracuse 5-3 134/26.8 13-31 13-29 7-8 11/2.2 19 11 1 0 46/9.2
Villanova 4-4 129/32.3 8-19 8-15 9-10 9/2.3 8 8 1 0 33/8.3
West Virginia 4-3 101/25.4 13-31 13-28 6-6 11/2.8 4 2 0 1 45/11.3