Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored seven of his nine points in the final 33 seconds and No. 3 Ohio State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 1 minute, 54 seconds to play to beat Notre Dame, 64-61, on Saturday night in the BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The Buckeyes (12-0), who had a woeful second half from the field, closed the game on a 14-3 run.
Jerian Grant hit a three-pointer as the shot clock was expiring to give the Fighting Irish (8-4) a seemingly comfortable 58-50 lead with less than two minutes left. But the Buckeyes converted consecutive steals into a 58-56 deficit with 40 seconds to go.
Michigan State 92, Texas 78 - Adam Payne scored 33 points as the No. 5 Spartans (10-1) dominated the end of the game to beat the Longhorns (10-2) in Austin, Texas.
Louisville 85, Florida International 56 - Russ Smith scored 18 points as the No. 6 Cardinals (11-1) won their sixth straight, easing past the Golden Panthers (8-5) in Miami.
North Carolina 97, Davidson 85 - Marcus Paige scored 11 of his 17 points in overtime and J.P. Tokoto had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help the No. 14 Tar Heels (8-3) escape the Wildcats (4-8) in Chapel Hill, N.C. Brian Sullivan had 33 points for Davidson.
Sciences 81, Georgian Court 54 - Garret Kerr (Middle Township) had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Devils (7-4, 4-1 CACC) over the visiting Lions (2-10, 0-5).
West Chester 84, Edinboro 77 - Eddie Mitchell (La Salle High) poured in 29 points as the host Golden Rams (8-3) held on to defeat the Fighting Scots (5-5).