Durr scores 34, No. 5 Louisville beats Bowling Green 83-58

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Asia Durr scored a career-high 34 points in less than three quarters as No. 5 Louisville beat Bowling Green 83-58 Saturday in the first game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.

The Cardinals (4-0) used an 18-2 run over the first 2:36 of the second half to break open what had been a close game. Durr, a sophomore guard, scored the first 13 points herself to make it 49-27 with 8:29 left in the third quarter.

Some poor first-half shooting by Louisville, which made just 5 of 21 shots in the second quarter, allowed the Falcons to stay close throughout the first half. But when Louisville went on its run in the third, Bowling Green helped by committing 14 of its 32 turnovers during the quarter.

Durr, who came to Louisville as the top-rated recruit in her class and won Parade Magazine's High School Player of the Year award in 2015, went 8 of 13 from 3-point range. She left the game with 4:30 to go in the third quarter.

Clare Glowniak led the Falcons (0-3) with 11 points.

Myisha Hines-Allen added 13 for Louisville, which shot 45.5 percent, compared with Bowling Green's 35.2 percent.

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: The margin could have been a lot wider, but coach Jeff Walz chose to use his bench heavily to save his starters for the next two days, when they play two more games as part of the challenge.

Bowling Green: For the second straight contest, a big run haunted the Falcons, who let a fourth-quarter lead disappear against Cincinnati on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Louisville hosts Lafayette on Sunday.

Bowling Green plays Chattanooga on Sunday in Louisville.