Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Notre Dame hands BC first defeat
Published February 9, 2005
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Colin Falls matched his career high with 23 points as Notre Dame handed No.4 Boston College its first loss of the season, 68-65.
BC junior Craig Smith said the loss had nothing to do with the pressure of being undefeated. The key was Notre Dame's zone defense and 51 percent shooting.
"They got us out of our offense because of their defense and due to the fact they also were hitting shots," he said. "When you're home, it's like that."
Falls made 7 of 12 3-pointers, including four big ones during the second half. He made two six minutes in to give the Irish an 11-point lead. When BC (21-1, 9-1 Big East) cut the lead to 54-41 with 8:25 left, he made another. He did it again after the Eagles cut the lead to three with 6:43 left.
Irish coach Mike Brey said he was surprised how open Falls was at times.
"I was a little shocked they left him," he said. "But if they want to let him play horse, that's fine."
The Irish (14-6, 6-4), who squandered an 11-point second-half lead and lost at Syracuse on Saturday, led 62-54 with 4:06 left after Sean Williams was called for goaltending. The Eagles closed to 62-59 on Jared Dudley's two free throws and three-point play.
But Chris Thomas, who scored 19, helped prevent another meltdown, making two free throws with 37 seconds left to make it 66-60. After Dudley scored inside with 30 seconds left, the Eagles forced a turnover. But Dudley drove, and as he passed to Smith, he ran into Falls and was called for the offensive foul. Chris Quinn (with 20 seconds left) and Torin Francis (10) made free throws to help seal it.
"We had that refuse-to-lose mentality," Falls said.