TOWSON, Md. -- Zane Martin scored eight of his career-high 25 points in overtime to help Towson beat Morgan State 82-78 on Wednesday night.
Martin was 8 of 14 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Mike Morsell added 17 points and Brian Starr had 10 for Towson (9-1), which has won nine straight since losing its opener, 57-54 to Old Dominion.
Deshaun Morman and Martin made consecutive 3s to give the Tigers a 73-69 lead with 3:32 remaining in the extra period. The Bears pulled to 73-71, but Martin added five points and Morsell shot 4 of 4 from the line to seal it.
Martin made 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 67, and Dennis Tunstall and Martin blocked layup attempts to force overtime.
James is the highest-ranked prospect to commit to the Vols under Rick Barnes and the highest overall since Tobias Harris in 2010.
Five-star point guard Josiah James, ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Tennessee over Clemson, Duke and Michigan State.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|