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Duke Falls to Tennessee, 65-52, in NCAA Second Round

Duke Falls to Tennessee, 65-52, in NCAA Second Round

ORLANDO, Fla. – The No. 5-seed Duke men’s basketball team fell to No. 4-seed Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, 65-52, on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils (27-9) were led by Tyrese Proctor, who scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting.

Proctor was joined in double-figures by Jeremy Roach and Kyle Filipowski, who finished with 13 points apiece. Derek Lively II led the rebounding efforts for Duke, grabbing 11 boards. Proctor also led the team in assists, finishing with six — his fifth game this year with six or more dimes. 


  • Back-to-back three-pointers by Jeremy Roach and Dariq Whitehead established an early lead for Duke. The Blue Devils remained ahead, 8-7, at the first media timeout. Tennessee took its first lead, 11-10, with 13:38 remaining in the first half.
  • Both defenses showed their ability, as the two team combined for nine points over a five-minute stretch and remained deadlocked, 13-13, at the 10 minute mark. A nine-point run by the Blue Devils gave them their largest lead of the game so far, 19-13, with just over eight minutes to play in the half.
  • The Volunteers used their own scoring run, a 14-2 burst spanning the remainder of the half, and went into halftime with the lead, 27-21.
  • Roach scored Duke’s first five points of the second half, connecting on a step-back three-pointer and then a driving layup on back-to-back possessions. The Blue Devils drew within two, 33-31, after a layup by Tyrese Proctor just over four minutes into the half.
  • Tennessee regained an eight-point lead, 41-33, after a three-pointer, leading to a Duke timeout. A three-pointer by Proctor and a layup by Kyle Filipowski narrowed the deficit to four, 46-42, at the 9:10 mark.
  • A six-point burst gave the Volunteers their largest lead of the game, 59-48, at the final media timeout of the game. Duke drew within eight points with 2:14 remaining but eventually fell, 65-52.


  • Head coach Jon Scheyer concluded his first season as Duke’s head coach with a record 27-9 — the Duke record for most wins by a first-year head coach.
  • Duke is now 119-40 all-time in the NCAA Tournament – the third most wins and best winning percentage (.748) in tournament history.
  • Duke played the game without…

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