NEW YORK (AP) 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. 4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 74-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.
"This is baskeball," Okafor said after the Blue Devils (4-0) advanced to a championship game against Stanford (3-0). "I like playing physical. I guess I am used to it."