Duke vs. Tennessee score, takeaways: Blue Devils’ 10-game winning streak, March Madness run comes to end

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Duke’s first season since the retirement of legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, when the No. 5 seed Blue Devils fell 65-52 to No. 4 seed Tennessee in a bruising struggle. The Volunteers got 27 points from Olivier Nkamhoua and used their trademark physical defense to frustrate a freshman-laden Duke squad.

Tennessee will play either No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic or No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Duke’s first season under coach Jon Scheyer ends with a 27-9 record.

The Blue Devils entered with the nation’s second-longest winning streak at 10 games, a stretch which included an ACC Tournament title and a resounding first-round victory over No. 12 seed Oral Roberts on Thursday. But Duke struggled to find a rhythm against the bruising Volunteers.

Tennessee center Uros Plavsic picked up two fouls for his physical play against Duke forward Kyle Filipowski in the game’s first two minutes and 12 seconds. Within the first six minutes, Filipowski was receiving medical attention on the bench for a bleeding wound under his eye following a shot to the face during the battle for a rebound. It was an apt sign of how the game would be played.

The loss dropped Duke to 5-8 all-time against the SEC in NCAA Tournament games, leaving Pittsburgh and Miami as the ACC’s only teams with a chance at reaching the Sweet 16.  


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Author : David Cobb

Publish date : 2023-03-18 21:30:09

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