Duke vs. Vermont live score, updates, highlights from March Madness first round game

Duke earned a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament because it largely won the games it was supposed to win. While the Blue Devils took care of business against lesser competition in the ACC, struggles against North Carolina along with an early ACC Tournament exit left the Blue Devils with lingering questions entering the big dance.

Can they answer some of them on Friday?

Duke taking down Vermont wouldn’t necessarily prove that Jon Scheyer’s team is ready to compete for a national championship, but it could serve to push momentum back on the Blue Devils’ side more than two weeks after their most recent win.

Vermont likely won’t go away easily. The Catamounts, now a perennial powerhouse in the America East Conference, have lost just one game since the calendar flipped to 2024 and have an experienced coach in John Becker. They also play smart basketball, committing very few turnovers while shooting higher than 46 percent from the field.

Oral Roberts was a popular pick to upset Duke in the first round last year, but the Blue Devils shut that idea down with a dominant start. Can they do it again on Friday and move one step closer to their ultimate goal?

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Duke vs. Vermont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Follow along with the action below.

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Duke vs. Vermont live score

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Duke vs. Vermont live updates, highlights from 2024 March Madness

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6:20 p.m. — Brooklyn has seen both ends of the spectrum today: An exciting overtime battle between FAU and Northwestern, and UConn’s complete destruction of Stetson. Ian Eagle, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will be hoping for at least a more competitive game than the latter.

5:50 p.m. — Duke officially ruled freshman Caleb Foster out for the season yesterday with a stress fracture in his ankle. Foster hadn’t played since Feb. 24 and averaged 7.7 points per game on 43.7 percent from the field.

5:40 p.m. — The winner of this game won’t know its opponent until later in the night, as Wisconsin and James Madison will face off about 30 minutes after this battle ends.

Duke vs. Vermont start time

  • Date: Friday, March 22
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET

Friday’s first-round game between Duke and Vermont will tip off at 7:10 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

NCAA Tournament schedule 2024

Below is the schedule for all of Friday’s first-round action.

Friday, March 22

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
No. 9 Northwestern vs. No. 8 Florida Atlantic 12:15 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Baylor 12:40 p.m. TruTV, Sling
No. 12 UAB vs. No. 5 San Diego State 1:45 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 15 Western Kentucky vs. No. 2 Marquette 2 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 16 Stetson vs. No. 1 UConn 2:45 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 11 New Mexico vs. No. 6 Clemson 3:10 p.m. TruTV, Sling
No. 13 Yale vs. No. 4 Auburn 4:15 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Florida 4:30 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Nebraska 6:50 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 13 Vermont vs. No. 4 Duke 7:10 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 16 Grambling vs. No. 1 Purdue 7:25 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 13 College of Charleston vs. No. 4 Alabama 7:35 p.m. TruTV, Sling
No. 16 Longwood vs. No. 1 Houston 9:20 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 12 James Madison vs. No. 5 Wisconsin 9:40 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 9 TCU vs. No. 8 Utah State 9:55 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 12 Grand Canyon vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s 10:05 p.m. TruTV, Sling

How to watch, stream 2024 March Madness games

NCAA Tournament games will air on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. Viewers can also stream March Madness games on Paramount+ (CBS) and Sling (TBS, TNT and truTV).

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

Round TV channel Live stream
First Four truTV Sling
First Round CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV Paramount+, Sling
Second Round CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV Paramount+, Sling
Sweet 16 CBS, TBS Paramount+, Sling
Elite Eight CBS, TBS Paramount+, Sling
Final Four TBS Sling
Championship TBS Sling

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