Durr, No. 14 Louisville women beat North Carolina 87-57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Asia Durr scored 28 points, Myisha Hines-Allen had her 12th double-double of the season and No. 14 Louisville cruised to an 87-57 win over North Carolina on Sunday.
Durr was 10-for-16 shooting, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and hit all four of her free throws. Hines-Allen finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Mariya Moore scored 13 with six rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Hines-Allen made a layup and then a jumper to start a 12-2 run to close the first half, and her jumper with 10 seconds left made it 34-21 at the break.
Back-to-back jumpers by Paris Kea and Taylor Koenen to open the second half pulled North Carolina (14-13, 3-11 Atlantic Coast) within nine points, but Durr scored eight in a row – including consecutive 3-pointers – before Bionca Dunham’s bucket made it 44-25 with 4:07 left in the third and Louisville led by double figures the rest of the way.
Kea had 26 points, including four 3s, with four steals, Koenen scored 14, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots and Alyssa Okoene had a career-high 11 boards for UNC. Stephanie Watts, a sophomore guard averaging 16.8 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds per game, missed the game due to a bruised knee.
Louisville (23-6, 10-4), which leads the ACC with a plus-9.5 rebounding margin in conference games, outrebounded the Tar Heels 52-32 and outscored them 42-16 in the paint. The Cardinals have won at least 10 conference games in each of the last seven seasons.