DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and No. 4 Duke routed Furman 93-54 on Wednesday night.
Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0). They had little trouble remaining unbeaten, shooting 58 percent while holding the Paladins to 34 percent from the floor.
Kendrec Ferrara had 13 points and Stephen Croone added 12 for Furman (1-3).
The Paladins have only one player taller than 6-foot-8 on the roster — Ferrara, who's 6-9 — and that made defending the 6-11 Okafor a tough job.
Duke outscored Furman 54-18 in the paint and held a 40-27 rebounding advantage. The Paladins made just 34 percent of their shots from 2-point range.
Okafor finished 12 of 14 and has missed only five shots in three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Matt Jones had 13 points and Quinn Cook added 11 for the Blue Devils.