Schofield's final three-pointer came with 24 seconds left to give the Volunteers the lead for good after Rui Hachimura tied the game with two free throws. Schofield ended up scoring 25 of his points in the second half, helping his team rally from a nine-point, second half deficit. Schofield's clutch play also helped the Vols overcome reigning SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams fouling out with 2:30 left to play in regulation. Despite all of that, the Volunteers still recorded their fifth win over a No. 1 team in program history, and first since beating then No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks in 2010.
The Bulldogs had two chances to tie the game and force overtime in the final seconds, but Hachimura and Zach Norvell Jr. both missed three-pointers as time expired. The loss is the first of the season for Gonzaga, who barely survived at home earlier in the week against Washington. Despite that, they do have major wins over Texas A&M, Arizona, and Duke from the Maui Invitational. Hachimura and Brandon Clarke had 21 points apiece to lead the way in Sunday's loss.
Gonzaga is expected to drop on Monday, as they get ready for another top-notch showdown with the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Volunteers are also off until Saturday when they will visit Memphis.