2023 March Madness live updates: Duke-Tennessee in action


Round 1 of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament certainly lived up to the name “March Madness.”

College hoops fans can gear up for an exciting start to Round 2, as the final 32 teams battle for a spot in the Sweet 16.

Saturday began with No. 5 San Diego State making a Sweet 16 bid in a dominant win over No. 13 Furman in the South Region. Meanwhile, No. 5 Duke’s is looking for its 11th consecutive win in a matchup against No. 4 Tennessee.

The evening slate is jam-packed with exciting games, beginning with No. 1 Kansas squaring off against No. 8 Arkansas, before No. 15 Princeton faces No. 7 Missouri.


Later in the evening, No. 1 Houston will have to survive No. 9 Auburn with their star guard Marcus Sasser playing through a groin injury he re-aggravated in a win over No. 16 Northern Kentucky

A trio of exciting games close out the night as No. 2 Texas takes on No. 10 Penn State at 7:45 p.m. in the Midwest, No. 2 UCLA goes up against No. 7 Northwestern at 8:40 p.m. in the Western region, and No. 1 Alabama battles No. 8 Maryland at 9:40 p.m. ET. 

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Here are the highlights!

No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Duke

Raise up!

This game was fast-paced from the jump, but no play scintillated the first few minutes quite like this awesome alley-oop from the Vols.

Nothin’ but net 

Despite falling behind, Duke found its way with a 7-0 run, and took the lead with nine minutes to play in the first half.

The Volunteers went on their own big run to end the half though, closing on a 14-2 rally to enter halftime with a six-point edge.

No. 5 San Diego State 75, No. 13 Furman 52


San Diego State’s Darrion Trammell threw a beautiful lob to Keshad Johnson, who threw down a two-handed alley-oop slam.

Running rampant

The Aztecs turned what was a tight game into a dominant first half, using tough defense and quick-burst offense to put together an 18-1 run.

The Aztecs led 39-25 at halftime.

Nice find!

San Diego State took a 19-point advantage courtesy of this beautiful dish from Johnson to Lamont Butler.

Not in my house!

Just look at the hang time Aguek Arop got as he skied to erase a Furman dunk attempt!

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 5:15 p.m. (CBS)

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 15 Princeton | 6:10 p.m. (TNT)

No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Auburn | 7:10 p.m. (TBS)

Houston star guard Marcus Sasser is expected to play today without restriction. He was previously questionable after sustaining a groin injury in the team’s first round game.

No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Penn State | 7:45 p.m. (CBS)

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Northwestern | 8:40 p.m. (TNT)

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland | 9:40 p.m. (TBS)

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