An impressive showing that led Tennessee to a 76-73 victory over No. 1 Gonzaga in the Jerry Colangelo Classic has drawn national recognition for Admiral Schofield.
The All-SEC guard earned NBC Sports National Player of the Week, College Sports Madness National Player of the Week and SEC Co-Player of the Week honors after posting the best game of his career, as he rallied the Vols with a career-high 30 points and six rebounds.
Schofield was responsible for all of Tennessee's 11 points during the final 3:17 of play while knocking down three of his career-high six 3-pointers. After scoring just five points in the first half, Schofield erupted after halftime to drop 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting with five threes.
None were bigger than a deep ball that banked off the glass with 1:20 remaining to give the Vols a two-point lead. The Zion, Ill., native swished another one from beyond the arc on the following possession to break a 73-73 deadlock. That shot ultimately stood as the difference in the game.
This marks the third SEC Player of the Week selection for Schofield, who received the recognition in back-to-back weeks (Feb. 26 and March 5) last season after his performances against Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Georgia to help Tennessee clinch a share of the SEC Championship.
Schofield, who has scored 20 points in four of his last five games, leads the Big Orange in 3-pointers made (19) while ranking second on the team in scoring (17.9 ppg) and third in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and assists (25).