Tennessee Vols senior guard Admiral Schofield doesn’t like the Iowa Hawkeyes.
And he isn’t scared of the potential home court advantage Iowa will have on Sunday afternoon in Columbus.
Schofield made some interesting comments after the Vols’ win against Colgate on Friday, telling reporters that Iowa’s fans aren’t nearly as passionate as Kentucky’s.
#Vols’ Admiral Schofield: We’re in the Midwest, and I know how passionate Big Ten fans are, so I’m sure it’ll feel like an Iowa home game Sunday. But that’s fine. It’s not like they’re as passionate as BBN or anything like that.
(BBN is “Big Blue Nation,” AKA Kentucky fans.)
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 23, 2019
The dynamic guard flat out told reporters that he doesn’t like Iowa, pointing to his roots in Chicago and his brother playing at Wisconsin as reasons for disliking the Hawkeyes.
#Vols’ Admiral Schofield: I’m from Chicago and my brother played at Wisconsin, so … yeah, I don’t like Iowa. And their players were already talking in the tunnel after our game, too. So … yeah.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 22, 2019
This is certainly shaping up to be a fun second round matchup for the Vols, though it won’t be easy.
Iowa shot 11-of-22 from beyond the arc in their first round win against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday. While it’s unlikely they’ll shoot 54% from the field again, the Hawkeyes are absolutely a dangerous team that could send Tennessee home early if they don’t play better than they did against Colgate.
I have a feeling, however, that UT will be fired up for the opportunity to move on to the Sweet 16.
The Vols are scheduled to tip off against the Hawkeyes at 11:10 CT/12:10 ET on Sunday.
Featured image via Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports