KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory.
Tennessee owns the longest active winning streak of any active Division I team and is 11-0 in Southeastern Conference competition for the first time in school history. The Volunteers (23-1, 11-0 SEC) also earned their 23rd straight home win. Tennessee’s last home loss was a 94-84 setback against Auburn on Jan. 2, 2018.
South Carolina (12-12, 7-4) made a season-high 14 3-point baskets and shot 60.9 percent from beyond the arc. Tennessee was 9 of 20 on 3-point attempts.
Jordan Bowden scored 16 points for Tennessee.
Tre Campbell had 19 points for South Carolina.
NO. 13 VILLANOVA 85, PROVIDENCE 67
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Eric Paschall scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and Villanova rebounded from its first Big East loss by running away from Providence.
Phil Booth added 22 for the Wildcats (20-5, 11-1), who were fresh off a one-point loss to No. 10 Marquette after getting off to a program best 10-0 start in league play. Nate Watson led Providence (14-11, 4-8) with 18 points.
NO. 17 FLORIDA STATE 88, WAKE FOREST 66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Senior Christ Koumadje recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Florida State beat Wake Forest.
Koumadje, a 7-foot-4 center who is playing in his 109th career game, made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and set a career high in reboundsas the Seminoles won their sixth straight game. Chaundee Brown scored 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting and Brandon Childress had 11 points for Wake Forest (9-14, 2-9).