No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs. Cancer
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 Classic on Saturday night.
Fellow freshman Justise Winslow added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Quinn Cook had 18 points as Mike Krzyzewski got the best of former assistant Johnny Dawkins in the first coaching matchup between the longtime Blue Devils coach and his former player.
Matt Jones added 10 points for Duke (5-0).
Chasson Randle scored 22 to lead Stanford (3-1). Stefan Nastic had 13 points and 13 rebounds before picking up his fifth foul trying to stop the athletic, 6-foot-11 Okafor from going to the basket.
Okafor was amazing down the stretch, scoring eight points, grabbing six rebounds and making life miserable in the lane for anyone wearing red.
Winslow and Cook, the tournament MVP, helped Duke build a 15-point lead in the second half but it was Okafor who slammed the door on Stanford after it closed to 51-43 on a floater by Randle with 10:55 to play.
Okafor pushed the lead to 10 with a layup with 9 minutes to play and then got the crowd of 10,046 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn excited with a slam dunk after a wonderful pick-and-roll play.
Wyoming 56, Colorado 33
At Laramie, Wyo., Josh Adams scored 14 points, including 10 in the second half, and dished out seven assists, and Wyoming continued its recent dominance at home.
Larry Nance Jr. and Charles Hankerson Jr. added 10 points apiece for the Cowboys (3-0). Nance also had four blocks and five rebounds.
Colorado, which was close to breaking into the AP Top 25 entering the game, has not won in Laramie since 1996. Wyoming has won all four home contests since then.