BOSTON (AP) — Bonzie Colson came off the bench to score 16 points with six rebounds in 15 minutes, leading No. 10 Notre Dame to an 87-70 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Demetrius Jackson added 15 and Jerian Grant had 10 points and 11 assists for the Irish, who shot 75 in the second half and 66 percent for the game. Notre Dame (24-4, 12-3) is off to its best start since starting 25-2 in 1973-74.

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Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points for BC (9-17, 1-13 ACC). The Eagles have lost eight in a row.

Notre Dame led 26-25 with 5 minutes left in the first half when Colson scored eight points in an 11-3 run that gave the Irish a nine-point lead. Notre Dame went on a 9-3 run early in the second open a double-digit lead.

The Irish, who entered the day second in the nation with a 50.8 field goal percentage, shot 58.6 percent in the first half and made 14 of their first 16 shots in the second.


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Notre Dame: The Irish are the only team in the AP Top 25 that was unranked in the preseason poll. … Coach Mike Brey is 7-1 against Boston College. The Irish are 15-10 against BC overall, winning nine of the last 10. … Notre Dame’s six road conference wins are the most in school history.

Boston College: Hanlan had scored 30 or more points in three of the previous four games. … Will Magarity missed his fourth game out of the last five with the lingering effects of a concussion.


Notre Dame hosts Syracuse on Tuesday.

Boston College is at Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

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