No. 4 seed Tennessee (25-10, 11-7 SEC) defeated No. 5 seed Duke (27-9, 14-6 ACC), 65-52, Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
The Vols advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and will face the winner of the No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic and No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson game.
Olivier Nkamhoua led the Vols with 27 points and five rebounds, while shooting over 76 percent from the field. Santiago Vescovi contributed 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.
PHOTOS: Tennessee defeats Duke in NCAA Tournament
Following Tennessee’s second-round win over Duke, Vols Wire looks at postgame social media buzz. Tennessee-Duke postgame social media buzz is listed below.
Tennessee ended last year unbelievably hot (13-1) & gets bounced by a bubble team (Michigan) who was 5-5 in their last 10, in the Round of 32.
Tennessee ends this year iffy (6-7) & just beat a team who’s won 10 in a row (Duke) to advance to the Sweet 16.
— College Basketball Report (@CBKReport) March 18, 2023
NEW YORK CITY BABY
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) March 18, 2023
Duke’s Dereck Lively today: 0 points, 0/0 FG, 0/0 FT, 11 rebounds in 36 minutes.
He is the only player since 1960 with 10 rebounds and no FG attempts in a Men’s NCAA Tournament game. pic.twitter.com/od8Y7AcoO3
— CBS Sports College Basketball 🏀 (@CBSSportsCBB) March 18, 2023
Beating Alabama in football and Duke in basketball is a great way for Tennessee to gain some new fans.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) March 18, 2023
Duke scored just 52 points in its loss to Tennessee, tied for its fewest in an NCAA Tournament game in the program’s history.
Duke scored 52 in a win against Pennsylvania in 1980. pic.twitter.com/wkfe3dcl4x
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2023
If you are surprised @Vol_Hoops took down Duke… you have not watched enough @sec hoops. The most physical, athletic, size and speed league in country all year long. Nothing finesse about SEC…ACC plays different style.
— Jimmy Dykes (@CoachJimmyDykes) March 18, 2023
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