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SOUTH BEND, Ind. Evan Turner Jersey . -- Notre Dames Big Three got the season started Saturday in a convincing way.Bonzie Colson had 23 points and nine rebounds, V.J. Beachem tied his career-high with 22 points, and fellow tri-captain Steve Vasturia added 16 to power Notre Dame to an 89-64 victory over Bryant.The Irish used an 18-2 second half run, capped by Rex Pfluegers 3-point play, to turn a single-digit lead into a 22-point advantage in a span of five minutes.The `Big Three led the way, said Notre Dame coach Mike Brey. That was good because it was a hard game.Notre Dame, which is coming off back-to-back Elite Eight runs in the NCAA Tournament, was just 3 of 16 from beyond the arc but hit 26 of 29 (89.7 percent) free-throw attempts.I love what we did from the foul line, Brey said. I think we can be right up there nationally.Nisre Zouzoua led Bryant with 19 points. Freshmen Sebastian Townes chipped in 16 points and Adam Grant had 13 before fouling out. The Bulldogs turned it over 13 times and shot 41 percent from the field.We were able to hold ourselves very competitively for a good portion of the game, said Bryant coach Tim OShea. It got away from us a little bit, but it was more of a function of how good Notre Dame is. We made some mistakes, but we werent overwhelmed.Known as a shoot-first 3-point threat, Beachem was a perfect 7 of 7 from the foul line, a result of his improved ability to drive to the basket rather than settle for jump shots.That was something I was focused on in the offseason, putting the ball on the deck, Beachem said. That was something I was hearing feedback on after the (NBA) draft process, so its something that I have to make a concerted effort to do rather than just spot up and shoot 3s.Colson scored on a variety of moves down low, but also stepped out and knocked down a 3-pointer, showcasing his offensive versatility.Hes an amazing guy, with a nose for the ball, Brey said. He sets the tone for us.FIRST HALF RUNSBryant missed its first nine shots and didnt score until nearly five minutes had passed while falling behind 9-0. But Grants consecutive 3-pointers sparked a 15-2 Bulldogs run that put them ahead 19-15 with nine minutes left in the first half.Beachem responded with seven straight points to start an 11-2 Irish run, and Notre Dame scored the final seven points of the half to build a 12-point lead.Its huge to have a guy like VJ who can stretch it and drive it, Colson said. We knew we would have to fight some adversity, but we just stayed together as a unit and stayed within ourselves.BIG PICTUREBryant: The Bulldogs, a Division I program since 2012, will play just four home games in the first two months of the season, while breaking in a six-man freshman class.Notre Dame: Debuting two new starters who played very little last year, Notre Dame improved to 17-0 under Mike Brey in season openers. Point guard Matt Farrell led the Irish with six assists in 28 minutes, while forward Martinas Geben had four points and seven rebounds.TIP-INSBryant: Senior forward Dan Garvin had seven points against the Irish as a freshman the last time the Bulldogs faced them in a narrow 11-point loss at ND in 2013. Garvin finished with four points and a team-high 12 rebounds Saturday.Notre Dame: After leaving Notre Dames second exhibition game last Monday due to shortness of breath, senior forward Austin Torres retuned to play eight minutes and threw down an emphatic two-handed dunk in the second half.UP NEXTBryant opens its home slate with Salve Regina on Tuesday.Notre Dame plays another early-season home tuneup against Seattle University on Wednesday Moe Harkless Jersey .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Caleb Swanigan Jersey . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. The All Blacks depth has been tested once again in their 57-22 win over Argentina, with several substitutes being injected into the fray to good effect.The world champions were challenged in the first half by an energetic Pumas outfit and, looking for stability, introduced halfback TJ Perenara and prop Charlie Faumuina soon after half-time.Both responded in the best possible way, with Perenara laying on three try assists in an assured display and Faumuina barging over for a five-pointer in the corner.Fellow substitute Luke Romano also managed to influence proceedings by crossing for a late try.Coach Steve Hansen said the 24-year-old Perenara, who helped lead the Hurricanes to Super Rugby glory this season, deserved his 32 minutes after a sub-par Aaron Smith display.Nuggy (Smith) just wasnt having the night he wanted, getting a little frustrated, Hansen said.It was great for TJ to come on and I thought he was outstanding, playing really well (and) cleared the ball quickly off the deck.Perenara said he was glad to play his part after participating in just 28 minutes of the All Blacks back-to-back wins over the Wallabies.My job is to come on and be accurate in what I do and try and make an impact, Perenara said.Blues tighthead Faumuina said he and his teammates on the bench endeavoured to inject energy into the affair as Los Pumas visibly wilted.They were glad to add some zip to the All Blacks offensive play.The boys were working hard in the first half and you just want to bring something special to them, a bit of energy that the boys needed, 29-year-old Faumuina said.The Pumas were left to rue missed opportunities as they simply couldnt keep up the intensity late into the second half with Argeentina coach Daniel Hourcade admitting his side could not live with the All Blacks pace and power for the full 80 minutes. 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Argentina came in for considerable praise from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen after the match, and Hourcade was pleased by his sides competitiveness against the best team in the world.But he said they had failed to make their early periods of dominance count or use their kicking game to good effect.We put a lot of pressure against them but perhaps we consumed a lot of energy, Hourcade said.When we couldnt put that pressure on, they were more relaxed and started to play, and it made a big difference.Skipper Agustin Creevy, who made 15 carries for 35 minutes, received hearty applause from the Kiwi faithful when substituted in the second half.He was honoured by the gesture but upset his side couldnt make their early intensity pay.His side had looked to take advantage of the All Blacks vulnerability at the breakdown by playing closer to the ruck but soon grew fatigued.They can produce the difference in the last 20 minutes as they showed today, the 31-year-old said.They showed theyre one step ahead of the rest of the teams.Hourcades Pumas will now travel to Perth to take on an Australian outfit buoyed by their drought-breaking victory over the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday.Creevy said only a victory would satisfy him against the Wallabies.Were here to win games and not just to see what happens, we want to continue growing, the Jaguares hooker said.We are a team thats going to look for a win against Australia and the games afterwards. 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