Admiral Schofield sank consecutive corner 3-pointers in the final two minutes Friday, enabling second-seeded Tennessee to avoid a major upset at the hands of 15th–seeded Colgate and earn a 77-70 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
Schofield’s first 3-pointer with 1:34 left upped the Volunteers’ lead to 70-64, and he drained his second with 45.8 seconds on the clock to make it a nine-point game. That finally provided them the separation they needed to hold off the underdog, short-handed Raiders.
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Schofield paced the balanced Tennessee attack with 19 points, while Jordan Bone hit for 16. Jordan Bowden came off the bench to pump in 14 points, and Lamonte Turner finished with 13. Leading scorer Grant Williams was held to nine points.
Jordan Burns starred in defeat for Colgate (24-11), canning 8 of 12 3-point attempts and scoring a game-high 32 points. Will Rayman and Tucker Richardson each added 10.
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The Raiders’ leading scorer, junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas, missed all four shots he took and didn’t score before leaving the game early...
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