JAHLIL OKAFOR'S best performance came on a night No. 2 Duke was at its worst.

Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a school freshman record with 20 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 75-62 victory over visiting Elon last night.

Amile Jefferson added 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting and Justise Winslow had 12 points for Duke (9-0).

Okafor had Duke's first 20-rebound game since Elton Brand in 1998 but Mike Krzyzewski said his big numbers didn't make this performance any more palatable from a team playing its first game in 12 days.

"It's like sweeping dirt under the rug," Krzyzewski said. "The dirt's still there. Now, he's a big rug. But you're still sweeping dirt under there."

The Blue Devils never trailed and led by 20. But they also finished with a season-worst 17 turnovers, made just 14 of 27 free throws and were just 3-for-16 from three-point range.

"This is the worst we've felt all year after a win," Okafor said.

Luke Eddy finished with 16 points to lead Elon (5-5), which shot 42 percent to keep the final margin respectable.

The Phoenix - which shoots 37 percent from three-point range - made just five treys. But three of them came in a span of about 50 seconds early in the second half to make things momentarily tense.

Collin Luther hit from long range with just under 17 minutes left to make it 44-33.

Okafor followed by banking in a jumper to start the 11-2 run that restored Duke's comfortable lead. Winslow's three with 13 1/2 minutes left put the Blue Devils up 55-35.

Playing on his 19th birthday, Okafor broke the freshman rebounding record of 17 set in 1977 by Mike Gminski and matched twice.

In another Top 25 game

* At Gonzaga, Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points to lead the No. 8 Bulldogs (10-1) to a 94-54 win over Texas Southern (1-8).


* Kentucky is still the unanimous No. 1 team in the

Associated Press

Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats (11-0) got all 65 first-place votes in the new poll. The top seven spots remained unchanged.

Duke, Arizona, Louisville and Wisconsin round out the top five, followed by Virginia and Villanova. Gonzaga and Texas swapped spots from last week and Kansas is 10th.

Kentucky last week lost forward Alex Poythress for the season after he tore a knee ligament in practice. The Wildcats responded Saturday with an 84-70 win over North Carolina, which is down three spots to 24th in the new rankings.

The only poll newcomer is No. 25 Michigan State, ranked again after a 1-week absence. Northern Iowa dropped out after a double-overtime loss to VCU.

* BYU coach Dave Rose said Tyler Haws is out with a bad sprain of his left ankle and he hopes that he will be healthy in time for the WCC opener against Gonzaga on Dec. 27 at the Marriott Center.

The 6-5 senior, who is averaging 23.8 points a game, injured the ankle in a victory at Weber State on Saturday in which he scored 19 points in 31 minutes.