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No. 1 Tennessee Vols keep rolling with win over South Carolina

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Connor Grott
Tennessee Vols senior forward Admiral Schofield scored 24 points against South Carolina in the Vols' 92-70 win Tuesday night. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Tennessee Vols senior forward Admiral Schofield scored 24 points against South Carolina in the Vols' 92-70 win Tuesday night. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers used a bounce-back performance from senior forward Admiral Schofield and rolled to a 92-70 victory against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena.

Schofield scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to bust out of a recent slump. He had shot below 30 percent and failed to reach his season scoring average (17.0) in the last three games.

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Vols junior forward Grant Williams, who is a National Player of the Year candidate, had 23 points and nine rebounds. Guard Jordan Bone tallied 19 points, nine assists and five rebounds as Tennessee (19-1, 7-0 SEC) picked up its school-record tying 15th straight win.

The Vols' 15th consecutive victory tied the school's previous winning streak that began in February 1915 and lasted until January 1917.

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"It's nice, obviously," Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes told reporters after the game. "Everything that's happening for these guys, they've earned it. They worked hard at it. I think we got through the toughest part of being a number-one ranked team. I'm talking about the attention around it."

Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

Senior forward Chris Silva led the Gamecocks with 28 points and 10 rebounds. South Carolina (10-10, 5-2 SEC) fell to a 1-13 all-time record against No. 1 teams.

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South Carolina senior guard Tre Campbell had 14 points, three rebounds and two assists. Freshman A.J. Lawson added nine points and five rebounds.

Tennessee continues a two-game road trip against Texas A&M on Saturday night. South Carolina travels to Athens for a game against Georgia on Saturday.

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