Tennessee basketball score vs. Duke: Live updates for Vols in NCAA Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. − Tennessee basketball is a win away from the Sweet 16.

No. 4-seeded Tennessee (24-10) faces No. 5 Duke (27-8) on Saturday (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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UT topped Louisiana 58-55 on Thursday to advance to the second round. The Vols have reached the Sweet 16 eight times in program history, including once under Rick Barnes in 2019. They have lost twice in the second round in four prior NCAA Tournament appearances under Barnes.

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Tennessee plays Duke at approximately 2:40 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS.

Tennessee basketball score vs. Duke in NCAA Tournament: Live updates

Second half

FINAL: Tennessee 65, Duke 52. What an impressive performance for the Vols. Onto Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday.

1:16 left: Nkamhoua with a one-handed finish off a James miss. Then a Duke miss and rebound. Tennessee 63, Duke 52.

Nkamhoua is up to 27 points. Ties his career-high mark against Texas.

2:25 left: Duke already starting to foul. Mashack makes the front end.

Tennessee 60, Duke 50

2:38 left: Heckuva block by Vescovi on a Duke break.

4:16 left: Huge 3 by Nkamhoua, who is having the game of his career. He has 23 points, and Tennessee leads 59-48 at the final TV timeout.

Nkamhoua has the Vols' last 13 points and 19 total in the second half. What a performance. Better than Texas earlier this season.

5:40 left: Nice pass from Plavsic to a cutting Nkamhoua on the baseline for a dunk. He has a team-high 19 points.

7:24 left: Plavsic's fourth foul is an offensive foul for contact on Filipowski.

8:20 left: Filipowski called for an offensive foul for running over Nkamhoua. Tennessee 48, Duke 42.

10:08 left: Nkamhoua turnaround shot is no good, but Julian Phillips dunks the rebound.

11:54 left: Santiago Vescovi with his 4th 3-pointer of the day. Vols by 9.

12:30 left: Vescovi 3-pointer is good! He has 11 points, 3-6 from 3. Vols lead 41-33. Timeout Duke.

14:06 left: Josiah-Jordan James has struggled from 3 but just made a short jumper. He has 7 points. Scoring balance for the Vols. UT by 5.

15:01 left: Nkamhoua with a tremendous finish off a lob while being fouled by Jeremy Roach. And-1. Roach will sit with his fourth foul. Vols 35, Duke 31 with a free throw coming.

Nkamhoua has 9 points. This is the scoring balance the Vols need to have to win games like this.

16:26 left: Plavsic fouls Tyrese Proctor on a 3-pointer late in the shot clock. Proctor makes all three free throws. Tennessee 33, Duke 29.

Half started with 3-pointers by Nkamhoua and James.

First half

Tennessee finishes half on 14-2 run to lead against Duke

HALFTIME: Tennessee 27, Duke 21. What a finish to the half for the Vols, finishing on a 14-2 run and a nice find from a driving Vescovi to Aidoo for the layup in the final seconds.

Tennessee's defense has been excellent so far. Blue Devils have 11 turnovers and are 8-22 from the field.

Aidoo has 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. He's been the Vols' impact player along with Vescovi, who has 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

1:18 left: Tyreke Key 3 is good! Vols lead 25-21. Duke is really struggling to create good offense.

Jeremy Roach pushes off of Vescovi and is called for his third foul on the other end.

1:38 left: Dereck Lively has two fouls, called for an illegal screen.

3:52 left: Jonas Aidoo has had a good first half, and he just put the Vols ahead by finishing a lob with a dunk. Tennessee 22, Duke 21.

7:49 left: Oh, the Vols needed that one. A Vescovi 3 is good.

8:05 left: Filipowski is back and keying a 9-0 Duke run with a layup at the rim. Duke leads 19-13.

9:46 left: Olivier Nkamhoua has two fouls. He will sit.

13:00 left: Vescovi to Julian Phillips for the alley-oop jam in transition. Vols lead 13-10. Timeout Duke.

14:09 left: Josh Procter draws a Vescovi offensive foul. Some simulation there.

Kyle Filipowski has a cut under his left eye after contact on a rebound. Physical game.

15:15 left: Duke 8, Tennessee 7 at the first media timeout. A physical and intense start. That should favor the Vols if it continues.

17:20 left: A Santiago Vescovi 3 is good. The Vols must have a good game from him if they want to win today.

17:48 left: Uros Plavsic has two fouls very quickly, one after a rebound and one while trying to box out for a potential rebound. He'll sit. Duke 6, Tennessee 2.

18:53 left: Duke has hit two 3-pointers already.

20:00 left: Same starting five for the Vols as Thursday's lineup, with Plavsic in against an opponent with some size. Duke has Dariq Whitehead in its starting lineup in place of Mark Mitchell, who is nursing a knee injury. He is questionable to play today, Duke says.

Pregame: Purdue upset shakes up East Region

Fairleigh Dickinson's upset of Purdue will have a major impact on the winner of Tennessee-Duke next week. Purdue, as a 1-seed, would have been in line to face either the Vols or the Blue Devils.

Instead, FDU ran circles around a slow Boilermakers team and upset the Big Ten champions on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

Now, the winner of UT-Duke faces the FAU-FDU winner in New York City. The opportunity is there. Can Rick Barnes' team step up today?

Tip time should be at about 2:53 p.m. ET.

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