DOVER, Del. -- Alston Jones scored 13 points with four free throws in the last 61 seconds and North Carolina Central beat Delaware State 65-62 on Wednesday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener.
Kavon Waller made a 3 and pair of free throws with for a 56-55 Delaware State lead with 4:35 left. Jones responded with a pair of free throws to give the Eagles the lead, and after Jonathan Walker's miss, Jones followed his own missed jump shot and tipped it in for a 59-56 lead. Raasean Davis made 1 of 2 for a four-point margin.
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|