Boston College 78, Notre Dame 54
Dec. 12, 1991
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) _ Billy Curley scored 17 of his 22 points in the opening half as unbeaten Boston College capitalized on 17 first-half turnovers by Notre Dame and rolled to a 78-54 romp over the struggling Irish on Wednesday night.
Boston College raised its record to 6-0, its best start since 1985-86. The Irish, playing their second of nine straight road games, fell to 1-4. Notre Dame's only win under first-year coach John MacLeod came in a 71-66 triumph at Valparaiso on Monday.
The Irish finished with 23 turnovers and shot just 39 percent from the field. The Eagles, who trailed only after the game's initial basket, led 45-22 at halftime.
Gerrod Abram scored 14 points, Howard Eisley added 12 and Malcom Huckaby had 10 for Boston College. David Hinton also chipped in with 10 points, all in the first half.
LaPhonso Ellis paced Notre Dame with 18 points and 15 rebounds, the fourth time this season he's posted double figures in both categories.
After Ellis' dunk cut the Eagles' lead to 20-14 with 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Curley's short jumper, his first of three baskets in the run, triggered a 21-3 spurt over the next 7:35.
After Curley's basket, Gerrod Abram hit a 3-pointer and Curley followed with a turnaround jumper in the lane. Daimon Sweet converted a three-point play with 7:57 left before the Eagles closed the final 3:46 of the run with 14 consecutive points.
The Irish never got closer than 20 points in the final 15 minutes of the game.