Jerian Grant scored 25 points, including a pair of 15-foot jumpers in the final 95 seconds after Delaware cut the lead to one, to lead Notre Dame to an 80-75 victory over the Blue Hens on Saturday in the first round of the Gotham Classic.
Trailing 68-60, the Blue Hens used a 9-2 run to cut the lead to 70-69 on a layup by Jarvis Threatt. But Grant hit the back-to-back jumpers to end a seven-minute drought by the Irish without a field goal as Notre Dame regained control. Pat Connaughton, who had 21 points, made four free throws in the final minutes and Garrick Sherman, who added 19, made two.
Notre Dame (6-2) had a 37-27 rebounding advantage over Delaware (5-4) and outscored the Blue Hens in the paint 36-24.
No. 22 Michigan 107, Houston Baptist 53: Nik Stauskas scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half, and Michigan overwhelmed Houston Baptist, reaching its highest point total in more than 15 years.
The Wolverines (6-3) tied a school record for 3-pointers with 16. Glenn Robinson III (Lake Central) scored 17 points for Michigan, while Mitch McGary (Chesterton) had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Illinois State 81, No. 25 Dayton 75: Daishon Knight had 20 points and six rebounds as Illinois State upset Dayton. Bobby Hunter scored 16 points and Zach Lofton added 13 for the Redbirds (5-4).
Jordan Sibert and Vee Sanford had 13 points apiece to lead the Flyers (7-2).
Indiana 89, North Florida 68: Evan Gordon scored 15 points, and Yogi Ferrell had 14 points with seven assists to help Indiana rout overmatched North Florida (5-6).
Noah Vonleh posted his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds and added four steals as the Hoosiers (7-2) recovered from a stretch of two losses in three games.
Butler 79, North Dakota 64: Kellen Dunham struggled early from the field, but recovered in a big way to lead Butler past North Dakota.
The senior started out 1-of-4 during the game's first 10:30, but closed going 5-of-7, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc to finish with a game-high 29 points.
Purdue 69, Eastern Michigan 64: Bryson Scott made his first career start and had 16 points and five assists to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a victory over Eastern Michigan (5-3).
True freshman Kendall Stephens scored career-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terone Johnson had 9 points for the Boilermakers (8-2), who have won three straight.
Northwestern 51, Western Michigan 31: Drew Crawford scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to lead Northwestern (5-3) to a victory over Western Michigan.
Shayne Whittington scored 12 points, and David Brown added 10 for Western Michigan (5-3). WMU dropped its 12th straight to Northwestern and haven't beaten the Wildcats since 1955.
Indiana State 66, Eastern Illinois 48: Jake Odum and Manny Arop scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, as Indiana State (6-2) defeated Eastern Illinois (3-6).
Sherman Blanford scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Eastern Illinois.
Evansville 78, Miami (OH) 65: D.J. Balentine scored 22 points, leading four players in double digits, as Evansville posted a victory over Miami (Ohio) (1-5).
Balentine hit 6 of 15 from the field and went 9 of 12 from the line. Egidijus Mockevicius had 17 points with a game-high 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Aces (6-3). Duane Gibson scored 12 points and Blake Simmons had 10. The team sank 52 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line overall.
IPFW 80, Dartmouth 64: Luis Jacobo scored 23 points as IPFW (7-4) defeated Dartmouth (3-3).
IUPUI 71, NC Central 65: Marcellus Barksdale scored 17 points, and IUPUI held off a late charge by NC Central (0-1) to win in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
P.J. Hubert and Ian Chiles each scored 14 points for IUPUI (3-7) and Mitch Patton added 11.
Central Michigan 65, SIU Edwardsville 64: Chris Fowler's layup with six seconds left lifted Central Michigan (6-3) to a win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (2-7). Fowler finished with a game-high 23 points.
Maurice Wiltz scored 17 points off the bench to lead SIUE.
Loyola 73, Ill-Chicago 70: Milton Doyle scored 18 points as Loyola (4-5) held on for a victory over Illinois-Chicago. Christian Thomas contributed 14 points.
Marc Brown led UIC (3-6) with 18 points.
Milwaukee 73, Bradley 67: Austin Arians and Kyle Kelm scored 17 points each to lift Milwaukee (9-2) to a win over Bradley.
Tyshon Pickett led the Braves (5-4) with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Walt Lemon Jr. added 20 points as well.
Western Kentucky 69, Southern Illinois 60: Brandon Harris scored a career-high 30 points as Western Kentucky (5-3) defeated Southern Illinois 69-60.
Anthony Beane led Southern Illinois (2-7) with 20 points and three rebounds.
Chicago State 90, Wisconsin Parkside 81: Corey Gray scored 19 points and shot 5 for 5 from beyond the arc and Chicago State (4-5) dominated the inside game in a win over Wisconsin Parkside (6-3).
Western Illinois 77, Grace Bible College 43: Adam Link scored 18 points and Garret Covington added 15 with 11 rebounds and six assists as Western Illinois (4-4) put away Grace Bible College.
No. 4 Notre Dame 90, UCLA 48: Madison Cable scored a career-high 21 points, and Jewell Loyd added 15 as the Fighting Irish dominated inside Saturday to beat UCLA to extend their home winning streak to 16 straight.
Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa each added 12 points as Notre Dame (8-0) beat UCLA (3-5) for the fourth time in the past five games, but the Bruins still hold a 9-6 advantage in the series.
No. 11 Colorado 79, Illinois 56: Arielle Roberson scored 17 points, and Jen Reese added 16, and No. 11 Colorado (8-0), with four players in double figures, rolled to a win over Illinois (5-5).
Jacqui Grant had 20 points for Illinois with Amber Moore adding 16 and Ivory Crawford 12.
Valparaiso 63, Toledo 61: Sharon Karungi's rebound basket with three seconds left lifted the Crusaders over the host Rockets (4-5) in the championship of the Toledo Invite.
Neither team had scored since Toledo's Janelle Reed-Lewis tied the game at 61 with 3:43 left. Valpo took a 60-59 lead on a Karungi layup with 4:20 left, but didn't score again until her game-winner.
The second half featured five ties and 10 lead changes. Karungi, who was named the tournament MVP, finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Jessi Wiedemann matched Karungi with 15 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Liz Horton came off the bench to add 11, including three 3-pointers. Lexi Miller handed out seven assists for Valpo (2-7), which came into the tournament winless.