Tennessee upsets top-ranked Gonzaga, 76-73

Admiral Schofield hit two 3-point shots in the final 80 seconds Sunday night to lift the seventh-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to a 76-73 victory over No. 1 Gonzaga.

Playing in the Air Force Reserve Jerry Colangelo Classic, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Schofield made six 3s in all during the game and scored a career-high 30 points.

His 3-point bucket with 1:20 remaining gave Tennessee a 73-71 lead. Gonzaga came back to tie it, 73-73, on two Rui Hachimura free throws.

But the Vols answered with another Schofield trey with 24 seconds left for the final points.

Brandon Clarke had 21 points and 9 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who had wins over Arizona, Duke and Washington.

Hachimura had 21 points and 8 boards.


Former Texas coach Rick Barnes coaches the Vols. He worked in Austin for 17 years through 2015. Barnes is in his fourth season at Tennessee. Last year, the Vols won the Southeastern Conference title and reached the NCAA Tournament’s round of 32. The coach received in September a contract extension through 2023-24, according to the school’s website.


Gonzaga 9-1
Tennessee 7-1