The Terriers (4-4) had a 9-0 run to lead 77-70, but the Wildcats (4-5) took an 85-84 lead with 1:21 left when Isaiah Bailey's 3-pointer capped a 7-1 run.
The teams traded single free throws and then Eric Johnson's 3-pointer gave BU the lead for good at 88-86 with 23 seconds left. Johnson added a pair of free throws to cap the scoring with nine seconds left and Bailey missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.
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|