No. 4 Duke thrashes Temple

Brooklyn, NY ( – Quinn Cook had 17 points and five rebounds
to give No. 4 Duke a 74-54 victory over Temple in the semifinal round of the
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday.

Jahlil Okafor scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Justise Winslow added
15 points for the Blue Devils (4-0), who will take on Stanford in the
tournament title on Saturday.

“Temple did a really good job against him (Okafor),” Duke coach Mike
Krzyzewski said.

Will Cummings scored 18 points, Josh Brown gave 11, and Quenton DeCosey gave
10 for the Owls (2-1), who had opened the season with wins over American
University and Louisiana Tech.

“It was a little bit of them being as good as they are defensively and a
little bit of us losing focus,” Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.

Duke led this game pretty much from start to finish as Grayson Allen hit a 3-
pointer six minutes in for a 13-4 lead.

Two more 7-0 runs in the half helped stake the Blue Devils to a 36-26 lead
after 20 minutes.

A Cook 3-pointer with 10 1/2 minutes to play in the contest gave Duke a 57-35

An 8-0 run from Temple, with Cummings netting the final four, cut the deficit
to 62-48 with 5 1/2 minutes left, but Cook and Winslow followed with a bucket
and two free throws, respectively, to put the game out of reach.

Game Notes

Duke has won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Temple and holds a 20-10 lead in
the series … Duke shot just 39.1 percent, but held Temple to 37.3 percent
shooting in the contest.