Tennessee advances to Sweet 16, eliminates Duke in Blue Devils' first tournament without Coach K
Duke's first March Madness without Mike Krzyzewski didn't go how the Blue Devils had hoped.
The fourth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers pulled away late to hand No.
5 Duke a Round of 32 loss, 65-52, to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Blue Devils responded with a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to two.
But junior Duke guard Jeremy Roach committed his fourth foul with 15 minutes left in the game, putting the Blue Devils in trouble with the Vols up five.
With Roach in foul trouble, Tennessee took advantage, regaining a nine-point lead.
The Blue Devils battled and didn't allow the deficit get to double-digits for several minutes.
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1 IN MARCH MADNESS HISTORYDuke was never able to get the deficit back under five points after that Tennessee run.
The Blue Devils' season started slow, and they got dangerously hot and won the ACC Tournament.
16 Fairleigh Dickinson, which pulled off the biggest upset in March Madness history with its win over No.
It's Tennessee's first Sweet 16 trip since 2019.