LaDontae Henton scored a career-high 38 points and deflected a last-second shot by Notre Dame as Providence defeated the Irish 75-74 Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena.
In perhaps the best individual performance so far in this college basketball season, Henton made 14 of 19 shots from the field and hit the winning free throws with 14.8 seconds left.
Henton, a 6-6 senior forward from Lansing, Mich., scored nine of the last 11 points for Providence (5-0). The winning free throws came after Henton drove the lane and drew the foul against Jerian Grant, who led Notre Dame (4-1) with 22 points.
Grant had given the Irish a 74-73 lead on a three-point play with 29.7 seconds left when he scored and was fouled by Tyler Harris (17 points).