LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Asia Durr's first basket was just a matter of time and the right look. When it came from long range, two more soon followed to spark No. 3 Louisville past No. 2 UConn.
Most important for the Cardinals, they didn't let up on the Huskies. That sparked a long-sought victory against the dominant team in women's college basketball, and a long, loud celebration between Louisville players and their fans.
Durr scored 14 of her 24 points in the second quarter, Dana Evans added 20 points and Louisville held UConn to 38 percent shooting in a 78-69 victory Thursday night.
The Cardinals (20-1) achieved their initial goal by keeping the Huskies within reach without a point from Durr, who had sat out Sunday's rout of Pittsburgh to rest a sore knee. She eventually made 8 of 18 from the field, with her perimeter shots coming just when Louisville needed them.
After starting 0 for 4 from the field, the senior guard made three consecutive 3s to open the second quarter and put the Cardinals up 32-24. >> Read more
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