The Wildcats (14-12, 8-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored 12 straight to jump to a 39-17 lead and led by as many as 24 on their way to a 55-31 halftime advantage. Bethune-Cookman led by no less than 18 in the second half and had its largest lead at 89-60 shortly after the seven-minute mark.
Raasean Davis had a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season for the Eagles (12-13, 6-5). Pablo Rivas added 21 points and 10 boards for his fifth double-double of the season and Jordan Perkins tied his career highs with 17 points and 10 assists.
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|