UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and Providence forward LaDontae Henton crossed paths outside the interview room at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday.
"Fabulous game," Brey said as he shook Henton's hand. "You've become a hell of a college player. Go win the Big East now."
Henton scored a career-high 38 points and deflected a last-second shot by Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton as Providence defeated the Irish 75-74 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. In perhaps the best individual performance so far in this college basketball season, Henton made 14 of 19 shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, and hit the winning free throws with 14.8 seconds left.