No. 3 – January 9 @ Vanderbilt Commodores
If you didn’t watch this game, you missed a good one. The game against Vanderbilt on January 9 was a barn burner. Schofield added 22 points, and without him, the Vols probably lose the game. This was also the game fellow teammate Grant Williams went off for a career-high 37 points. The two combined for 59 points to lead the Vols to a 92-84 win.
Again, Schofield displayed his aggressiveness on the boards by grabbing nine rebounds which was close to being a season-high for the junior.
To be fair, Schofield had a couple of games where he illustrated double-doubles but what he did in these three road games was more than impressive. And, anytime a player can shoot 9-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from the three-point line in Memorial Gym, it deserves a ranking in the top five list.
There was only 7:30 left in the game and the Vols were up 69-68 when Schofield drained a three-point shot to move the game to four points. Then Schofield turned around made a layup, which gave the Vols lead they wouldn’t surrender.
Heading to number two on the list, I bet you can guess it’s another away game.