LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz led a balanced attack with 14 points and Liberty pulled away for a 60-48 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.
Reggie Dillard hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Blue Hose (8-8, 1-2) but a 9-2 run, with Homesley scoring five, had Liberty up 14 with two minutes to go.
Presbyterian led 22-21 at the half as both teams shot less than 35 percent. Liberty made half its shots in the second half but the Blue Hose finished at 32 percent.
Dillard had 18 points and Francois Lewis 15 for Presbyterian.
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.