Freije, the SEC Preseason Player of the Year, has scored a total of 481 points this season to Reed's 477. Both players have played 25 games.
Despite scoring 26 points in a 72-69 Vanderbilt loss to No. 7 Mississippi State Saturday, Freije still lost ground to Reed, who scored 29 points in Ole Miss' 74-69 loss to Alabama. Vanderbilt has games left this week vs. Tennessee and Georgia; Ole Miss finishes out the SEC slate vs. LSU and Arkansas.
Scooter McFadgon, whom the Commodores will see Wednesday when Tennessee visits Memorial Gymnasium, is third on the scoring list, with 18.3 points per game through 24 games. In conference games only, McFadgon is atop the scoring list with 19.64 points per game, with Reed (19.57) and Freije (19.36) just behind.
Should Freije hang on to win the scoring championship, he would become only the fourth Vanderbilt player in school history to lead the SEC in scoring in a season. The others were Billy Joe Adcock (1948), Clyde Lee (1965) and Dan Langhi (2000).
After his 26-point game vs. Ole Miss, Freije has now scored a total of 1,765 points in his four-year career at Vanderbilt. Last Wednesday he surpassed Phil Cox to become No. 1 on the Vanderbilt all-time scoring list in a game at Ole Miss.
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