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No. 4 Duke handles Furman

Nov 27, 2014 - 6:54 AM Durham, NC ( - Jahlil Okafor scored 24 points to lead the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils to a 93-54 win over Furman at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Amile Jefferson posted 16 points and 12 rebounds and Matt Jones finished with 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc for Duke (6-0).

"Our guys played hard for 40 minutes and played unselfishly," Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Kendrec Ferrara paced the Paladins (1-3) with 13 points and Stephen Croone added 12.

Justise Winslow and Jefferson combined for nine points over the first five minutes as Duke jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Kris Acox quelled the blitz for a brief moment, but Okafor and Rasheed Sulaimon converted baskets and the lead reached 15 prior to the second media timeout.

Daniel Fowler and William Gates each knocked down a 3-pointer around an Okafor layup, then Jones capped a quick 10-0 run with a pair of triples to make it a 29-8 game with just under 8 1/2 minutes left in the half.

Grayson Allen's 3 with a few seconds left on the clock staked the Blue Devils to a 50-22 edge at the break.

Sulaimon's 3-pointer made it 74-32 with 11 1/2 minutes to play in the second and the lead reached as many as 43 late in the half.

Game Notes

Furman senior Aaron O'Neill, son of former New York Yankee outfielder Paul O'Neill, checked in late when the game was out of reach ... Duke shot 57.6 percent (38-for-66) from the floor and limited its opponent to 33.9 percent (19-of-56) shooting ... Furman was outrebounded 40-27 ... Quinn Cook supplied 11 points and five assists for the Blue Devils.

  • FURMAN: 54
    DUKE: 93

    Nov 26 6:46 PM

  • FURMAN: 22
    DUKE: 50

    Nov 26 5:50 PM

  • FURMAN: 0
    DUKE: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Nov 26 5:02 PM