There is early chaos and clutch baskets in this 2021-2022 college basketball season. Six days after upsetting No. 4 Michigan, the No. 21 Seton Hall Pirates looked to do the same to Ohio State in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Monday.

Ohio State went into halftime with the 40-35 lead, but Seton Hall came out on fire. That fire was doused by the fantastic scoring of E.J. Liddelll and Meechie Johnson Jr.

With just over 13 seconds to go with the game tied up 76-76, Johnson set the play up with some passes and then went out from the three-point arc when he got the ball off a screen and took the shot with four seconds left to sink the clutch three-pointer. Ohio State avoided Seton Hall’s chance for a second consecutive win over a B1G opponent.

Johnson scored 8 points shooting 2-of-5 in field goals and 2-of-2 from the 3-point arc. Liddell scored 28 points shooting 8-of-17 in field goals, 2-of-5 from the 3-point arc, and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. Liddell also accounted for 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in the win over Seton Hall.

Ohio State played smarter than Seton Hall as the Buckeyes took better shots than the Pirates in field goals. The Buckeyes outshot Seton Hall 47.9% to 38.7% from the field and 50% to 22.7% in 3-point shots.

In the final play of the game, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann didn’t call a timeout so Seton Hall couldn’t get their defense set. The result of his decision was precise as they were unable to match the tempo which allowed the game-winning shot from Johnson.