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.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|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|