Winslow leads No. 4 Duke past Fairfield

Freshman scores 19 to help the Blue Devils to a 50 point margin of victory

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Justise Winslow scored 18 points and No. 4 Duke beat Fairfield 109-59 on Saturday night in its second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor and Quinn Cook each scored 17 for the Blue Devils (2-0).

Duke shot 64.5 percent — hitting better than 60 percent for the second straight game — used a 30-10 run that bridged the halves and kept pulling away for their second lopsided win in two nights.

Amile Jefferson finished with 15 points to help Duke score 100 points in consecutive games for the first time since the Kyrie Irving-led team did it in November 2010.

Marcus Gilbert had 15 points for Fairfield (1-1) before fouling out with 6:22 remaining.

The competition gets much tougher next time out: No. 18 Michigan State awaits Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

Playing a little over 24 hours after the third-most lopsided game in program history — a 113-44 rout of Presbyterian — the Blue Devils got a bit more of a test from these Stags.

This was an eight-point game with less than 3 minutes remaining before halftime, before Duke's decisive run came.

And not surprisingly, Okafor played a key role in getting it going.

The freshman star was coming off a 19-point college debut in which he was 9 of 10 from the field, and has missed only three shots during his brief college career.

He had a hand in each of the first three buckets of the burst, first dishing to Jefferson for the layup that pushed Duke's lead into double figures to stay at 38-28. The freshman followed that with layups about a minute apart to really get the run going and Winslow hit an alley-oop layup from Cook with about 3 seconds before the break to make it 44-30.

Cook hit two 3s in the first 5 minutes of the second half before Marshall Plumlee capped it with a free throw that made it 66-38 with 13:43 to play, and it was all Duke after that.


Duke: This was the 37th time in Mike Krzyzewski's 35 seasons at Duke — and the second straight night — three freshmen started. All but 10 of those instances came in 1982-83 (Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, Bill Jackman).

Fairfield: Coleman Johnson added 11 points for Fairfield, which played 16 players in this one after using only eight in the win over Central Connecticut State. Fairfield hasn't beaten a Top 25 opponent since 1977-78 (No. 14 Holy Cross).


Duke plays Michigan State in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

Fairfield hosts Wofford on Nov. 21.

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