it is trailing in the standings

#1 by Cl11234566 , Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 am

Durham, NC ( - Jahlil Okafor erupted for 25 points and 20 rebounds as No. 2 Duke stayed unbeaten with a 75-62 win over Elon on Monday. Okafor, considered by many as the nations top freshman, shot 10-for-14 and posted career highs in both categories. He recorded the first 20-20 game by a freshman in Duke history and became the first Blue Devil to accomplish the feat since Elton Brand in 1998. Amile Jefferson scored 13 points and Justise Winslow had 12 for Duke (9-0), which extended the nations longest home winning streak to 38 games. Luke Eddy paced Elon (5-5) with 16 points. After missing their first three shots, the Blue Devils made seven straight shots -- including four dunks -- to take a 15-2 lead. Okafor split a pair of free throws at the end of the first half, giving Duke its biggest lead at 36-21 heading into the locker rooms. The margin never dipped back into single digits in the second half, though Elon never felt out of the game. Dukes starters played until the final whistle, leading to a minor confrontation late in the contest. Tempers flared with 1 1/2 minutes remaining when Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon committed a hard foul on Eddy. He received a technical in addition to a common foul during the scrum under the basket following the play. Okafor scored his 25th point on a gorgeous spin move just before that and subbed out just after to a rousing ovation from the fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Game Notes Duke started the season with nine straight wins by 10 or more points for the first time since 2002-03 ... Duke has won 114 straight non-conference home games ... The Blue Devils shot just 3-for-16 from behind the arc ... Elon has lost back-to-back games following a three-game win streak. Custom Oakland Athletics Jerseys . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent. Athletics Jerseys 2020 . First, the Red Wings scored the tying goal after officials missed the puck hitting the protective netting, then the Kings wound up losing in a shootout. That could affect playoff positioning in the Eastern and Western Conferences, and thats a concern for everyone. Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. Oakland Athletics Pro Shop . Finlands Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves to lead Dallas over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. He received plenty of help from the Stars defence and got goals from Ray Whitney and Russias Valeri Nichushkin. Oakland Athletics Gear . -- The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Brandon Lyon that includes an invitation to their big league camp for spring training.BRUSSELS - Wales held Belgium to a goalless draw on Sunday to secure its provisional lead at the top of Group B in its European Championship qualifying campaign.Against a makeshift Belgian defence, Gareth Bale was the lone threat for the underdogs but could not get past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. At the other end, Eden Hazard again failed to provide the decisive thrust for his country, something he so often does for his club Chelsea.The draw left Wales with eight points from four games to lead the group ahead of Israel and Cyprus with six points.Cyprus beat Andorra 5-0, while Israel faces Bosnia-Herzegovina also on Sunday.Belgium, ranked fourth in the world, has five points from its first three matches.Wales celebrated the draw at the 45,000-capacity King Baudouin Stadium as a victory which brought it a step closer to qualifying for the 2016 finals.To come here and get a point and a clean sheet is massive for us. It keeps our momentum in the group, we haveent lost yet, said Wales captain Ashley Williams.ddddddddddddFor Belgium, a quarterfinalist at the World Cup, the European qualifying campaign is quickly turning into a disappointment. Despite two teams advancing, it is trailing in the standings.You have to win your home games, whatever happens, said Nicolas Lombaerts. The defender came closest to giving Belgium victory when he got the ball from a goalmouth scramble in the 27th minute, turned and rifled a left-footed shot on the inside of the post before it went out of danger.At the other end, Bale was dangerous but saw his shots well parried by Courtois. And when the Welshman broke through the defence on his own and got the angled shot past Courtois in the 57th minute, the ball just missed the far post.In Nicosia, George Efrem scored a hat trick against tiny Andorra to keep Cyprus well in the running in the standings.___Raf Casert can be followed on Twitter at ' ' '

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