The Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Duke Blue Devils 65-52 in the second round, Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2023.
The game shaped up early as a physical battle of big men as the Devils’ Kyle Filipowski battled the Vols’ Uros Plavsic in the paint. Filipowski went out with a deep cut below his left eye early in the game, but returned before the midpoint of the half.
Despite the Hokies playing at home, the NCAA treats tournament games as if they're at a neutral site, prohibiting the song's use. Virginia Tech Students Sing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” After NCAA Bans It from Being Played: Watch Jon Hadusek
Antoine Davis has ended his pursuit of “Pistol” Pete Maravich's NCAA scoring record. While it looked like Davis' college career was over when the College Basketball Invitational did not extend an invitation to the Titans, he held out hope until Monday that he would get another chance to play, possibly in an inaugural College Hoops Postseason 8. The CBI, which started Saturday, posted pictures on its Twitter account of Maravich and Davis shortly after Detroit Mercy lost at Youngstown State and had talks with the school about a potential invitation.