Olivier Nkamhoua and the No. 4 seeded Tennessee Volunteers took down the No. 5 seeded Duke Blue Devils in a physical matchup on Saturday.

Key to the Volunteers win was Nkamhoua, who dropped 27 points on the Blue Devils. The Helsinki, Finland native scored 13 straight points in the second half. Nkamhoua was sidelined last season, missing the NCAA Tournament with a left ankle injury. But, there was no hesitation in the forward’s steps on Saturday.

After the game, Nkamhoua spoke to the media about the physicality of the game, and how Tennessee was able to take the win.

“We prepare for a dog fight every game. You want people playing your game, playing at your pace. That guarantees the game being played in your element. We’re gonna hit you for 40 minutes. It’s continuous. Some guys can hang. Some guys can’t.”

Apparently Duke “couldn’t hang” with the likes of Nkamhoua and Santiago Vescovi, who hit back-to-back three pointers to give the Volunteers a 44-37 lead with less than 12 minutes to go in the game.

Nkamhoua and the Volunteers will take on a yet to be determined team in the Sweet 16 round of the tournament on Mar. 23.