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Hoops Central: #4 Tennessee vs. #5 Duke

Hoops Central: #4 Tennessee vs. #5 Duke


The fourth-seeded Tennessee basketball team competes in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 32 Saturday in Orlando, taking on No. 5 seed Duke as part of the East Region at 2:40 p.m. ET inside the Amway Center.
 
Fans can catch Saturday’s game on CBS and online or on any mobile device through the CBS Sports app. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Stan Van Gundy (analyst) and Lauren Shehadi (reporter) will have the call.
 
Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp calling the action.
 
Tennessee (24-10) is coming off a first round victory over No. 13 seed Louisiana on Thursday, 58-55. The Vols led by as many as 18 points in the second half before fending off a late rally by the Ragin’ Cajuns.
 
Graduate Tyreke Key, playing in his first career NCAA Tournament game, led the Vols with 12 points, while Jahmai Mashack scored 11 on 4-of-6 shooting, dished three assists and grabbed two steals.
 
The winner of Saturday’s game advances to the Sweet Sixteen of the East Region, set to be contested in New York City at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
 
SATURDAY’S MATCHUP
• Tennessee is 7-8 all-time vs. Duke, with no meetings in the NCAA Tournament. The most recent meeting came at the 2011 Maui Invitational, a 77-67 Duke victory.
• Rick Barnes owns a 4-9 career head coaching record vs. Duke.
•  In a 2009 second-round NCAA clash in Greensboro, N.C., Barnes’ seventh-seeded Texas squad fell to second-seeded Duke, 74-69.
• Duke assistant coach Jai Lucas played for Barnes at Texas from 2009-11.
• The Vols are 113-100 all-time against current members of the ACC, but that includes a 1-7 mark in NCAA Tournament games.
• The Vols own a 4-5 all-time record on March 18, including a 3-3 record in NCAA Tournament games.
• Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi and Duke’s Tyrese Proctor are both products of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia.
 
NOTEWORTHY
• Tennessee and Indiana are the only teams in the field of 68 that have multiple wins over No. 1 seeds, with the Vols having beaten both Kansas and Alabama. The Vols also beat No. 2 seed Texas.
• The Vols are 4-1 this season against teams ranked in the top 15 of the Associated Press Top 25. The Blue Devils are currently ranked No. 12.
• The Vols haven’t played with the rotation fully healthy since Feb. 8.
• Tennessee leads the nation in 3-point defense (.264) while ranking second in field-goal defense (.370)…

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