Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jahlil Okafor Scores a Season High 27 Points In Duke's Win

Jahlil Okafor Soars
in for an Easy Two
The nation's best player, best freshman, and best big man dominated in #2 Duke's win over Toledo last night.  Okafor scored 27 points in the Blue Devils' 86-69 win.

In the early minutes of the game, Duke jumped out to an 18-4 lead.  Okafor had Duke's first 6 points and right away you could already tell it was going to be a special night for him.

After falling behind early, Toledo ended up shooting their way back into the game.  They were only down 41-37 at the half against an amazing Duke team.

In the second half, Duke showed why they are ranked #2 in the country though.  They outscored Toledo 45-32 and pulled away on their way to victory.

Okafor absolutely dominated and was the one who started Duke's 21-9 run in the second half.  He started off this run with 7 straight points which was enough momentum for the team to carry.  This is Okafor's fourth time scoring 20 points in his last six games.  The nation's best player is tearing up defenses all across the country.

Quinn Cook added a season high 20 points and Tyus Jones had 15 points.

For Toledo, Julius Brown scored 19 points an
d helped keep them in the game for as long as possible.

With their win, Duke moves to 11-0 and only has one more non-conference game.  They play Wofford on New Years Eve, then the Blue Devils start the mighty task of playing the ACC.  Time will tell us how good they really are, after they play teams like Virginia, UNC, Louisville, St. John's, Notre Dame, and Syracuse.

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