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LaDontae Henton scores 38 with the go-ahead free throws as Providence beats Notre Dame 75-74

  • Providence’s LaDontae Henton (23) shoots over Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Providence’s LaDontae Henton (23) shoots over Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Providence’s Tyler Harris reaches for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Providence’s Tyler Harris reaches for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant (22) drives past Providence’s Paschal Chukwu during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant (22) drives past Providence’s Paschal Chukwu during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

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).