INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the last 8 1/2 minutes Saturday, helping Indiana erase an eight-point deficit and beat No. 18 Notre Dame, 80-77, in overtime.
Indiana coach Archie Miller got his biggest win of his first season with the Hoosiers in his first appearance at the Crossroads Classic, an annual doubleheader between the state’s four highest profile teams.
And it came in dramatic fashion.
Morgan scored all of Indiana’s points in an 8-0 run to close regulation and the first four in overtime. He drew a foul on a 6-foot runner with 11.6 seconds remaining but couldn’t complete the three-point play.
Instead, the Hoosiers (6-5) grabbed the rebound and got the ball back to Morgan, who dunked for a 78-77 lead with 8.6 seconds to go.
Notre Dame (8-3) had two chances to retake the lead before fouling Devonte Green. After Green made both free throws, Bonzie Colson’s half-court heave to force a second overtime rimmed out.
Colson led the Fighting Irish with 29 points.
Notre Dame: As long as Colson remains productive, the Irish will be tough to beat. But Colson’s supporting cast needs to play better and be more consistent.
Notre Dame: Plays its first home game in 14 days when Dartmouth visits Tuesday.
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