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24 November 2014 | 3:45 am

Jahlil Okafor might very well be the top overall pick in the NBA draft next June. Perhaps he will and maybe he should be.
23 November 2014 | 10:17 pm

Last year's Wiggins Watch was fun, but with a new year, new prospect, another year of tanking it's time for something new. I thought I'd provide you guys some updates on some of the top prospects after seeing the amount of comments in the Okafor fanpost.
23 November 2014 | 7:44 pm

The college basketball season has officially begun, and Duke's Justise Winslow is trying really hard to end the competition for block of the year with this amazing effort against Stanford on Saturday: The play didn't actually count since there was a foul on the court a but he made the block AND jump…
23 November 2014 | 6:56 am

NEW YORK—Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones.Those are the names that have garnered headlines thus far this season for No. 4 Duke. And after Winslow and Okafor were named to the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic All-Tournament Team, those will be the names that continue to monopolize headlines…
23 November 2014 | 6:26 am

NEW YORK- Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes in leading No. 4 Duke to a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classi…
23 November 2014 | 5:25 am

The Duke basketball team notched its first championship of the 2014-15 season Saturday night with a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The win moved the Blue Devils to 5-0 and concluded a stretch of five games in nine days for the No. 4 team in the country. Duke used anot…
23 November 2014 | 5:19 am

While Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were seen by many as the most noteworthy members of Duke's 2014 recruiting class, fellow freshmen Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen don't lack for talent either. And in the case of Winslow, his versatility and work on the defensive end of the floor are two reasons…
23 November 2014 | 5:04 am

NEW YORK—Stanford threw the kitchen sink at Jahlil Okafor in hopes of slowing down college basketball's most dominant big man. And although the Cardinal succeeded, it was the Duke supporting cast that had the last laugh.In a matchup that pitted Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski against Stanford'…
23 November 2014 | 4:41 am

Duke Moves Past Stanford 70-59…
23 November 2014 | 4:31 am

Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes in leading No. 4 Duke to a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night.
23 November 2014 | 1:51 am

NEW YORK—For Duke to take the title at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, it will have to go through a man who knows a thing or two about winning big games for the Blue Devils.No. 4 Duke will face former Blue Devil Johnny Dawkins' Stanford squad Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Bro…
22 November 2014 | 6:37 pm

Game Notes vs. Stanford…
22 November 2014 | 5:23 pm

The Duke Blue Devils moved to 4-0 on the young college basketball season with a 74-54 win over Temple.  Granted, there was not a lot of flash by the players in the victory.  Instead, Duke won with a workmanlike effort against a team which thrives on getting you into grinder of a game. …
22 November 2014 | 3:12 pm

Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little. Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No.
22 November 2014 | 11:08 am

It was Brooklyn, not the Garden, and a college game, not an NBA battle, but the potential future for both the Knicks and their fans opened eyes with a phenomenal play on Friday night at Barclays Center. Even before the shot was released, a loud gasp went through the crowd, the kind of reaction usual…
22 November 2014 | 9:21 am

NEW YORK—"We were playing really well—we just weren't putting points on the board."Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has echoed this sentiment many times throughout his career to provide rationale for his team's losses. Some nights you have it, and some nights you don't.Except on this nigh…
22 November 2014 | 6:59 am

Duke's phenomenal freshman center is going to play many, many more games at the arena, but the next time it'll come with an NBA ticket price. The 6-11, 270-pound wonder is the entire package - developed, intuitive, skilled and quick - and it's the reason he is the odds-on favorite to be chosen with…
22 November 2014 | 6:33 am

The Duke basketball team moved to 4-0 on Friday night with a 74-54 win over Temple. The Blue Devils have now won all four of their games this season by double-digits and handled Temple with a very workman-like effort. It wasn’t the most entertaining game to watch, which is often the case when…
22 November 2014 | 5:06 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No. 4 Duke overcame an off night from…
22 November 2014 | 4:59 am

Duke Tops Temple 74-54…
22 November 2014 | 4:51 am

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski yells during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Temple on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in New York.
22 November 2014 | 4:41 am

NEW YORK—For the first time this season No. 4 Duke had significant problems scoring the basketball, but that wasn't enough to derail the Blue Devils as they bested Temple 74-54 in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Friday night."We did not hit l…
22 November 2014 | 4:34 am

Game Notes vs. Temple…
21 November 2014 | 3:25 pm

The Duke basketball team will play its fourth game in the past week tonight as it takes on the Temple Owls at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils enter the game 3-0 and ranked No. 4 in the country while Temple enters unranked but 2-0 after wins over American and Louisiana Tech. The [&he…
21 November 2014 | 1:20 pm

After being tested by a physical, well-coached team Tuesday night, the Blue Devils will have to quickly get ready for another big-time Friday night battle.No. 4 Duke will take on Temple Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
21 November 2014 | 7:23 am

I was at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis last night. It was fun. Here are some things I noticed. 1. It's a bizarre college basketball exp...
19 November 2014 | 8:35 pm

As far as big early season games go, Duke had a very nice win against a scrappy Michigan State team.  In the process, the team and talented freshman learned a lot about themselves.  When the dust cleared Duke defeated the Michigan State Spartans 81-71 and they overcame adversity and some S…
19 November 2014 | 2:41 pm

Entering the 2014-15 season, it was known throughout college basketball that Duke would rely heavily on its talented incoming freshmen. But the unanswered question remained how Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski would handle his dueling point guards in senior Quinn Cook and freshman Tyus Jones? T…
19 November 2014 | 2:24 pm

The #4 Blue Devils got 19 points from Quinn Cook and 17 points from freshman sensation Jahlil Okafor in an 81-71 win over #19 Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic. Okafor shot 8-of-10 from the field and grabbed 5 rebounds while fellow freshman Tyus Jones scored 17 points on the night.
19 November 2014 | 12:50 pm

Dick Vitale was impressed with Duke in its win over Michigan State at the Champions Classic.
19 November 2014 | 12:35 pm

With Jahlil Okafor headed to the bench after picking up his fourth foul with 8:59 left, Michigan State seemed poised to capitalize. Having cut the deficit to three points just three minutes earlier, the Spartans would get to spend the next several minutes without Okafor posting up down low and witho…
19 November 2014 | 11:27 am

Another "W" is marked in the books for Coach K as Tyus Jones and his freshman compatriots lead Duke Basketball to a 81-71 win over Michigan State. This was the first real test for Duke and our first glimpse into what kind of team Duke can be by the end of the season.
19 November 2014 | 11:22 am

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19 November 2014 | 7:57 am

If someone watched them practice, they might be mistaken for a Division I basketball team. Intricate passes are distributed throughout the court, a coach is explaining defensive sets and someone is throwing down a nonchalant dunk every thirty seconds.
19 November 2014 | 7:22 am

Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No.
19 November 2014 | 7:15 am

In a different era, you would glance at Michigan State's starting five and say: Two seniors, three juniors must be a great team. Of course now the most important battles among elite-level college basketball teams take place in the offseason, as they seek to stockpile McDonald's All-Americans.
19 November 2014 | 5:08 am

Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No.
19 November 2014 | 5:03 am

Duke guard Tyus Jones had 17 points and four assists in 31 turnover-free minutes as the Blue Devils never trailed in an 81-71 victory over Michigan State in Indianapolis. . It wasn't a perfect showing.
19 November 2014 | 4:28 am

The Duke basketball team earned its first in what will hopefully be many wins over Top 25 opponents this season with an 81-71 victory over Michigan State. The No. 4 Blue Devils and No. 19 Spartans battled throughout the night, but Duke jumped out to an early lead and Michigan State was never able to…
19 November 2014 | 4:20 am

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor slumped to the bench with four fouls and just under nine minutes remained for the No. 4 Blue Devils to hold off No.
19 November 2014 | 3:45 am

No, not specifically Tuesday night, but during the course of the 2014-15 college basketball season. That will be the entirety of his college basketball career.
19 November 2014 | 2:55 am

INDIANAPOLIS—Youth and athleticism met experience and poise Tuesday night. Youth prevailed. No. 4 Duke knocked off No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the first game of the fourth annual Champions Classic Tuesday night. Although the Blue Devils cooled off…
19 November 2014 | 2:06 am

Tuesday Tip-Off: 6 reasons Champions Classic is must-watch TV There will be games to watch all day in the seventh annual Tip-Off Marathon. Check out this story on news-press.com: http://usat.ly/1uKTw8r Duke Blue Devils center Jahlil Okafor and guard Rasheed Sulaimon celebrate after Okafor scored aga…
18 November 2014 | 7:51 pm

Izzo has great respect for Duke's Krzyzewski Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is 15 victories away from 1,000. Check out this story on lansingstatejournal.com: http://on.lsj.com/1uKN3dz Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, speaks with Rasheed Sulaimon, right, during the first half of a game last…
18 November 2014 | 3:34 pm

The last time Duke was in Indianapolis they lost a tough NCAA battle to Louisville.  Just before that loss, they won the national title in Indy where they will once again play tonight.  Make no mistake about it, when Duke travels to Indy the games are always big and tonight’s ea…
18 November 2014 | 2:55 pm

The Duke basketball team will get its first marquee opponent of the 2014-15 season when it takes on Michigan State tonight in the State Farm Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The No. 4 Blue Devils and No. 19 Spartans are the first game in a doubleheader of blue blood programs as part of the Champio…
18 November 2014 | 1:15 pm

Tonight is one of the Spartans' biggest non-conference games of the year - a contest against #4 Duke in the Champions Classic. YOUR MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS vs. DUKE BLUE DEVILS Game Time: 7:00 PM EST Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN TV: ESPN Radio: Spartan Sports Network SBN Duke…
18 November 2014 | 11:28 am

Duke center Jahlil Okafor played just his third collegiate game Tuesday night when the Blue Devils took on Michigan State. But Spartans coach Tom Izzo knew him as well as anyone.
18 November 2014 | 8:00 am

Most people love to have something to fight over. For some it's politics, for others it's sports.
18 November 2014 | 6:20 am