Malik Cooke had 13 points, including the go-ahead basket with 19 seconds left, and Damontre Harris blocked a layup attempt by Georgia's Gerald Robinson Jr. to save host South Carolina's 57-56 victory Wednesday night.
The Gamecocks (10-15, 2-9 Southeastern Conference) snapped a five-game losing streak with the wild finish.
Bruce Ellington had the chance to extend South Carolina's lead after Harris' big block, but missed his foul shot. That gave the Bulldogs one last chance. But Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was too strong on his three-pointer.
There was a tie-up going for the rebound and Georgia (12-13, 3-8) got 0.2 seconds to pull off a miracle. But Connor Notle's inbounds pass went off the side of the backboard to end the game.
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Tennessee 77, Arkansas 58: Jordan McRae came off the bench to score 14 points as host Tennessee beat Arkansas. Five other Volunteers logged double-digit scoring as Tennessee shot 56 percent while holding the Razorbacks to 43 percent. The Vols have won 10 of their last 11 at home.
Tennessee (14-12, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) hit nine of its first 10 shots and went on a 19-0 run early. The Vols led by as many as 24 points in the first half.
BJ Young scored 18 points, and Hunter Mickelson scored 12 for Arkansas, which hasn't won a road game this season.
Before the game, Tennessee Coach Cuonzo Martin suspended forward Kenny Hall indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Hall, a junior from Stone Mountain, Ga., has appeared in all 25 games this season and started 16 of them. He averages 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and one block in 20.2 minutes.
No. 8 North Carolina 73, Miami 64: In Miami, Harrison Barnes scored 23 points as North Carolina rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half.
The Tar Heels, who came in leading the nation with 83.5 points per game, shot only 38 percent and went 5-for-18 from three-point range. But they forced turnovers on four consecutive possessions in the second half to get back in the game, and sank four of six free throws in the final minute to sew up the win.
North Carolina (22-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a half-game lead over Duke and Florida State atop the league standings. Miami lost to the Tar Heels for the 18th time in their 20 meetings, including two this year.
No. 23 Notre Dame 71, Rutgers 53: Jack Cooley scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead Notre Dame past visiting Rutgers.
Notre Dame's last loss came at Rutgers on Jan. 16.
No. 18 Indiana 71, Northwestern 66: Cody Zeller scored 23 points and Verdell Jones had all six of his over the final 4:03 to lead host Indiana past Northwestern.
The victory gave Coach Tom Crean his first 20-win season in Bloomington, and the Hoosiers (20-6, 8-6 Big Ten) are 15-1 at home.
Tennessee Tech 74, Easetern Kentucky 67: Host Tennessee Tech led seemingly from start to finish, dropping EKU to 14-14 with its third straight loss.
Tech shot 53 percent from the floor, 59 percent in the second half.
Jud Dillard led TTU with his eighth double-double of the season. Kevin Murphy, the OVC's leading scorer with 21 a game, only got five points.
Senior Jaron Jones led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points, the 11th time he has reached the 20 points this season.
Transylvania 74, Hanover 65: Brandon Rash hit eight of 14 shots for 21 points to lead visiting Transy past Hanover for the Pioneers' 22nd win.
Transy hit 18 of 22 free throws while Hanover went to the line only nine times.
Ethan Spurlin had 17 points for Transy, now 16-1 in the Heartland Conference. Mike Case had 17 points and nine rebounds for Hanover.
Thomas More 81, Saint Vincent 74: Host Thomas More won its regular-season finale, running its record to 18-7 overall and 13-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Saint Vincent led 74-73 with 2:07 to play but Thomas More closed out the game on an 8-0 run. Colt Stafford led the winners with 18 points.
Hanover 85, Transylvania 69: Visiting Hanover ran its record to 19-4 as Transy evened its record at 12-2. Alicia Hopkins led the winners with 17 points. Nicole Coffman got 16 points for Transy.
Thomas More 68, Saint Vincent 59: The host Saints won their seventh straight Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Thomas More is now 20-4, 16-1 in the PAC.
Allison Long led four Saints in double-figure scoring with 18 points. Katie Kees had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Union 78, Point 56: Junior Lindsey Waters scored a team-high 23 points and set the single-season blocked shots record to lead Union past host Point.
Waters had only one block, but it gave her 74 for the season. Union is now 21-7.
Calhoun to miss at least three more games
Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun will miss at least two more games while he receives treatment for his ailing back, the school said Wednesday.
Calhoun sat out the team's last three games as a result of spinal stenosis.
"I am happy that we seem to have located the problem and I am currently moving forward with treatment," Calhoun said. "We have to give that treatment time to see whether or not it is effective."
Calhoun, who has been experiencing back pain since last summer, took an indefinite leave of absence on Feb. 3.
3 KIAC officials to workin national tournaments
Three Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference officials have been selected to work in national tournaments in March.
Tony Gray of Danville will officiate in the NAIA Division II men's tournament in Point Lookout, Mo., March 7-13. Gray is the interim Chief of Police in Danville.
David Hopkins of Portsmouth, Ohio, will work the women's Division II Tournament in Sioux, City, Iowa. A high school teacher, Hopkins has been officiating basketball for 26 years.
Natosha Harris of Lexington will officiate in the Women's Division I National Tournament in Frankfort, March 14-20. She is the intramural director at UK and has been officiating basketball for more than 20 years.
Irish player recovering after fainting spell
Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw says reserve guard Fraderica Miller is doing fine after spending the night in the university infirmary following a fainting spell. Miller fainted after Wednesday night's win over Providence, during which she was hit in the face and knocked hard to the floor.