Damon Thompson Jr. scored game-high 28 points as John Marshall (Va.) defeated Carmel Christian (NC), 72-68, in the American Bracket consolation championship game.
John Marshall finished 2-1 in its first Chick-fil-A Classic appearance.
The Monarchs trailed 37-31 in the third quarter but battled back to lead 49-46 headed to the quarter after Reggie Robertson hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left.
John Marshall’s lead grew to 60-51 after two 3-pointers by Thompson, who had five in the game.
Carmel Christian got within 68-66 with 29 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Logan Threatt. But Thompson hit four free throws over the final 21 seconds to seal the win.
Dennis Parker Jr added 18 for the Monarchs.
Belmont signee Cade Tyson led Carmel with 22 points and Threatt had 17.