ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WATE) - Admiral Schofield and No. 13 Tennessee seem to be calm and collected for the SEC Tournament.
Schofield was seen on Thursday sinking 3-pointers behind the scorers table during a shootaround at the Scotttrade Center. After winning a share of the SEC regular season championship for the first time since 2008, Tennessee is not looking for any added praise in the postseason.
"We weren't looking for any accolades, Schofield said. "We were just looking for wins and looking for an SEC title and we have another opportunity to go get another one. Our biggest thing is focusing on that and go out and execute on offense and execute on defense."
SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams enters the conference tournament averaging 16.1 points per game. The sophomore says having that new title on the court will not help him or his team have success.
"We honestly just have to focus on the game really because if we let those outside distractions affect us and we are not going to be the team that we normally are and that we want to be," Williams said. "Sure, those accomplishments are great but they are just accolades. We can’t really see it on the court like oh I will be treated better because of this. It’s more of just get your job done and keep doing what you’re doing and hopefully you can keep it up."
Tennessee will face the winner of LSU-Mississippi State on Friday at 7 p.m. ET in the Quarterfinals. The Tigers and Bulldogs take the court on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.