So what did he do in the first half against Wofford? Score 21 points on eight field goal attempts and single-handedly lead Vanderbilt to a 38-24 halftime lead while the rest of the team was muddling through a turnover-filled half.
"My legs felt heavy," said guard Jason Holwerda, who had 10 points and seven assists. "I couldn't get in a rhythm. We're lucky we had (Freije) carrying us."
There was no carrying necessary in the second half, as Vanderbilt scored a season-high 52 points and shot 61 percent from the floor en route to the 90-59 victory. Freije finished with a modest 24.
The win made Vanderbilt 8-0 for just the second time in the last 30 years (Kevin Stallings' first year being the other).
"It has been a long week for all of us," Freije said. "Finals are no joke around here."
Vanderbilt put the game away immediately in the second half, hitting 10 of its first 12 shots and blowing the lead up to 57-29 with 14 minutes to play. It was garbage time after that, but the lead continued to grow as Vanderbilt displayed the killer instinct that has led them to an average margin of victory of 21.4 points this season.
"My first three years here, we never really had the killer instinct," Freije said. "I think it shows the maturity of our team and how far we have come."
Wofford coach Mike Young was impressed with the Commodores.
"I'm a big fan of this Vanderbilt team," said Young, whose team has played Tennessee and Clemson this season. "If they stay healthy, they have a lot to look forward to. They have such mix of players. They make you defend things we may never have to defend again. A set play to get a seven-foot-two player a three-pointer."
That would be Dawid Przybyszewski, who scored 14 points and hit two 3-pointers in a starting role in place of Julian Terrell. Terrell hurt his back in the shootaround and was held out as a precaution.
Vanderbilt didn't miss Terrell on the boards, as the Dores outrebounded Wofford 44-22, with Scott Hundley scrapping his way to nine.
When Vanderbilt next takes the floor, it should be a member of the AP top 25 for the first time in four years. The Commodores were No. 26 last week and No. 23 Marquette lost Saturday to Wisconsin. The No. 27 team, Michigan State, lost to UCLA Saturday.
Would the players like to sneak in?
"Definitely," Holwerda said. "We watch the polls every once in a while to see if we are in there, but it is not our main concern."
No, the main concern is getting better each game, which is what the Commodores have been able to do. Two more easy wins await in Appalachian State and Leigh before the calendar turns and the heat turns up on a schedule that has been fairly easy to date.
"I'm happy we got to play a lot of people a lot of minutes," Stallings said. "(Wofford) was up at Clemson in the second half. They were down two at Tennessee with 10 minutes to go in the second half. They have played some people to the wire, so I'm pleased with how this ended up."
Bill Trocchi is the online editor at Athlon Sports.