UofL BASKETBALL | No. 3 Cards Never Trail En Route to 17th Straight Win

01/04/2018 10:43 PM

The No. 3 Louisville women’s basketball team continued its historic start to the 2017-2018 season on Thursday night.

The Cards (17-0, 3-0) beat the No. 17 Duke Blue Devils (11-4, 0-2) inside the KFC Yum! Center. The final score was 66-60.

UofL never trailed in the game.

Louisville got out to an early 6-4 lead with 7:46 to play in the first quarter. It led the rest of the way.

The Blue Devils tried to make a comeback late, cutting the Cardinals’ lead to three with under three minutes to play, but the Cards scored the final three points of the game to seal the victory.

UofL guard Asia Durr led the Cards with a team-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting. In fact, early in the second quarter Durr hurt her ankle. She missed some time, but ultimately came back onto the court before halftime.

Joining Durr in double-digits for UofL were forwards Myisha Hines-Allen, who had a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds, and Sam Fuehring, who had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Duke guard Haley Gorecki led all scorers with 25 points.

UofL’s 17-0 start is the best start in program history.

The Cards will look to make it 18 straight wins on Sunday when it welcomes Virginia Tech (12-3, 1-1) into the KFC Yum! Center. Tip-off is set for roughly 2 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

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