New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Keyon Carter made two crucial free throws with 9.6 seconds left in regulation, proving to be the difference as 11th- seeded Old Dominion knocked off sixth-seeded Notre Dame, 51-50, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Carter finished with 11 points, while Frank Hassell carried the load with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Monarchs (27-8), who sat for nine days after capturing the Colonial Athletic Association crown on March 8th.
Old Dominion, which captured its first tourney win since 1995, will move on in the South Region and face either Baylor or Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Following Carter's two free throws down the stretch, Scott missed a contested three-pointer from the left wing. After Hansbrough missed the putback, Luke Harangody's make at the buzzer was too little, too late.
Harangody, who has been a shadow of his former self after suffering a knee injury late in the year, went 2-for-9 from the field for four points in the loss.