No. 2 Duke continues strong run against UConn

Jahlil Okafor leads Duke in scoring, averaging 18 ppg. this season.
East Rutherford, NJ ( - A schedule peppered with top-notch competition continues on Thursday for the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils, as they take on the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies in a neutral site affair at the IZOD Center. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils already have marquee victories over the likes of Michigan State (81-71) and Wisconsin (80-70) on their resume and are sitting at a flawless 9-0 overall. Kevin Ollie's Huskies have failed to live up to last year's run to the national championship as the team has gotten off to a slow start at just 4-3 overall. These perennial powers are meeting for the 10th time in history, with this being the first head-to-head confrontation in five years. Duke holds a narrow 5-4 series advantage thanks to a 68-59 victory at Madison Square Garden in 2009. UConn's 1999 national championship came at the expense of Duke, in a 77-74 thriller.  Full Story

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