By Micah Brown & Dalton Ray —
In a game dominated by the Cardinals, No. 3 women’s basketball knocked off rival Kentucky 87-63. The win is the second consecutive over the Wildcats.
Louisville had five players score in double digits, including junior Asia Durr, who posted a game-high 32 points, and junior Sam Fuehring, who scored a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Myisha Hines-Allen contributed with 18 points and nine rebounds.
The Cardinals started the game leading 7-0, but UK quickly answered back. The Cats pulled within four points with 57 seconds left in the opening quarter, but an and-one from freshman Dana Evans pushed the lead to seven.
Louisville separated in the second quarter.
With the game teetering, Durr and redshirt junior Arica Carter helped engineer a 22-2 run over a three-minute span. Louisville out-scored Kentucky 24-9 in the quarter, leading to a 47-25 halftime lead.
Leading 55-32 in the third, Louisville received eight straight points from Durr.
UK stayed on pace with Louisville in the second half, as Louisville out-scored Kentucky by two. But the Cats committed 16 turnovers, allowing 22 fast break points.
Kentucky committed untimely turnovers and couldn’t string together defensive stops. U of L had 22 assists on their 33 made shots and hit 10-for-23 from three.
With the win, Louisville continues their undefeated season as they move to 13-0, the team’s second-best start in school history.
Louisville has little time to rest, as they departed for Colorado Springs to prepare for their matchup against Air Force Academy.
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