No. 7 Louisville holds off No. 17 Kentucky 69-67 in OT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Asia Durr scored seven points in overtime, including a key free throw with 10.3 seconds remaining, and Myisha Hines-Allen had 26 points before fouling out to help No. 7 Louisville edge No. 17 Kentucky 69-67 on Sunday.
Louisville (7-2) ended a five-game losing streak in the annual Bluegrass rivalry. The Cardinals had a chance to win at the end of regulation but couldn't get a shot off. They regrouped to score the first five points of OT behind Durr's 3-pointer and the first of Hines-Allen's two baskets before she exited with 1:15 left.
Briahanna Jackson added a reverse layup and Durr a free throw that proved a cushion against Maci Morris' 3 with five seconds left that got Kentucky (6-2) within 68-67.
Jackson added a free throw with 4.1 left and sealed off Taylor Murray long enough for the horn to sound and spark a celebration for the Cardinals. The win ended a two-game losing skid and came after coach Jeff Walz questioned his team's resolve and talked about entitlement in a postgame rant that went viral.
Makayla Epps had 22 points and Murray 21 for Kentucky.
THE BIG PICTURE
Kentucky: Two cold stretches for nearly 6 1/2 minutes combined in the first half hurt the Wildcats. Evelyn Akhator (eight points) was limited by foul trouble and exited in OT. The Wildcats were beaten 49-40 on the boards as well.
Louisville: Walz's postgame rant after the loss to Maryland seemed to do the trick as the Cardinals didn't let a late deficit bother them. The Cardinals won despite shooting 9 of 20 from the foul line.
Kentucky: Hosts Middle Tennessee on Friday night. The Wildcats lead the series 14-4 with four straight wins.
Louisville: Returns from finals to host another in-state rival in Western Kentucky on Sunday. The Cardinals trail the series 20-15 and lost 71-69 last season in Bowling Green.