COL BKB: Notre Dame 54, Charleston Sou. 38

Nov. 26, 2004 at 9:36 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Chris Quinn produced 17 points Friday night as No. 21 Notre Dame overcame a poor shooting performance to defeat Charleston Southern, 54-38.

The Fighting Irish (3-0) made only 38 percent of their field-goal attempts and did not pull away from the Buccaneers until late.

Chris Thomas added 15 points and six assists.

Charleston Southern, which fell to 1-2, was led by 10 points and 11 rebounds by Kirtis Rice.

Notre Dame trailed by two early in the second period before going on a 19-2 run that gave the Irish control.

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