No. 2 – March 11 vs. Kentucky Wildcats (SEC Tournament)
It only makes sense that one of Schofield’s best games came against the Kentucky Wildcats. And, what a season it was against the Cats. The Vols swept the season series against Kentucky for the first time since the 1999 season.
However, the Wildcats did get the best of Tennessee in the SEC Tournament despite Schofield’s 22-point attempt. Where he also added ten rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
With 3:27 left in the first half, the Vols were down 33-18 when Schofield went on a 13-point scoring run, by himself. After Schofield hit two three’s and a couple of jumpers, the Vols were within five points to end the half 36-31.
The game would have been out of reach if it wasn’t for Schofield’s effort in the first half. The rest of the team suffered from the Kentucky effect, where they looked stunned like they didn’t know how to play basketball.
This game could honestly be ranked as the best game of the season. However, we wanted to end the list on a game where Schofield stood out, and the Vols got the win. Not to mention, possibly the best win of the season.