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Despite tough night from field, Okafor has 16 points to lead Duke over Temple 74-54

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NEW YORK — 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 the field in coasting to a 74-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.

PHOTO: 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. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Blue Devils (4-0) advanced to a championship game against Stanford (3-0), a contest which will match long-time coach Mike Krzyzewski against one of his first big-time guards — Johnny Dawkins. It will be the first coaching contest between the two.

The Cardinal defeated UNLV 89-60 in the opener at the Barclays Center.

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PHOTO: 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. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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