KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- VFL and Washington Wizards player Admiral Schofield was honored at Thompson-Boling Arena during the Vols game against Vanderbilt Tuesday night.
With Admiral watching on, the Vols struggled to a four-point win thanks in part to free throws from Jordan Bowden and a second-half resurgence from John Fulkerson.
Vol fans gave Schofield a standing ovation.
Standing ovation for VFL @admiralelite15 on hand tonight. Low scoring and close game early. Vandy with two more 3’s than they had last game (0-25) against the Vols back in January. @wvlt @ZackRickensTV pic.twitter.com/2RtdCdHnKU— Rick Russo (@wvltrick) February 18, 2020
WVLT Sports Director Rick Russo caught up with Schofield who said that the team is totally different from when he played.
"We played totally different than how they play. They have to get used to that. It's going to take time, but you've got to appreciate them playing hard and they're young," Schofield said.
Great to catch up with VFL and now Washington Wizard @admiralelite15 His thoughts here on this young and hard working @Vol_Hoops squad @wvlt @ZackRickensTV @MarybethJacoby @Volquest_Rob @TomSatkowiak pic.twitter.com/eV0QHENKU4— Rick Russo (@wvltrick) February 19, 2020
During the postgame press conference, Coach Rick Barnes said he had Schofield and Lamonte Turner speak to the team.
"Those guys hit them with some good things, and it's important they understand it and understand that they have to do it now," Barnes said.
The Vols defeated Vanderbilt 65-61.
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