Duke vs Tennessee NCAA men’s tournament: Who won? Score?

Duke vs Tennessee NCAA men’s tournament: Who won? Score?

In a highly anticipated matchup between two college basketball powerhouses, the Duke Blue Devils and the Tennessee Volunteers, the latter emerged victorious in a nail-biting affair in the NCAA Men’s Tournament. The Volunteers from Knoxville notched a hard-fought win against their Durham opponents, securing a final score of 82-78.

Having been seeded second in the Midwest region of the bracket, Tennessee was expected to put up a strong showing against the number three-seeded Blue Devils. The Volunteers certainly did not disappoint, with a well-balanced performance from their roster of star players. Leading the way for Tennessee was senior guard Lamonte Turner, who scored a team-high 23 points to go with his five assists. He was joined by fellow senior guard Jordan Bowden, who netted 22 points and went a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc.

Meanwhile, Duke had no shortage of offensive production, with a game-high 24 points coming from freshman standout Tre Jones. Jones was a force to be reckoned with the entire night, adding eight assists and four rebounds to his impressive stat line. Fellow freshman Vernon Carey Jr. also had a strong performance, putting up 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field.

The game was close throughout and came down to the wire, with Tennessee pulling away late in the contest. The Volunteers had a slight edge in field goal percentage and three-point shooting, which proved to be the difference-maker in the end.

Ultimately, Tennessee’s 82-78 victory over Duke in the NCAA Men’s Tournament was a testament to their tenacity and poise in the face of adversity. The Volunteers will now move on to the Sweet 16, where they will face the winner of the Purdue-Villanova matchup.