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No. 7 Louisville women rally, then survives Duke 60-55

No. 7 Louisville women rally, then survives Duke 60-55

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.1 seconds remaining and Bionca Dunham hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to help No. 7 Louisville beat Duke 60-55 on Sunday.

The Cardinals (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed much of the game before finally going ahead 49-47 on Evans’ 3 with 7:15 remaining. The Blue Devils twice rallied from four-point deficits to tie it at 55 on Kyra Lambert’s jumper with 1:06 left before Evans answered with another 3 to finish with 10 points despite 2-of-11 shooting.

Jazmine Jones scored a career-high 26 points to reach 1,000 for her career and grabbed 10 rebounds. She scored Louisville's first 10 points to keep her team close and added two free throws in the fourth to keep the Cardinals ahead.

Louisville won its sixth consecutive win despite shooting just 39% and being outrebounded 33-32.

Haley Gorecki scored 20 points and Azana Baines 15 for the Blue Devils (7-7, 1-2), who lost their fourth in a row and remained winless in Louisville in four visits.


Duke: The Blue Devils shot 43% after entering the game averaging just 33% shooting in their previous three. Their zone defense was effective in pushing Louisville out and forcing long passes but couldn't slow Jones or Evans down the stretch.

Louisville: Tentative throughout, the Cardinals didn't find urgency until late in the third quarter. Evans missed her first nine shots before her first jumper that provided the lift they needed, though Jones did most of the heavy lifting on both ends to keep it competitive.


Louisville figures to stay in the top 10 despite a harder-than-expected victory.


Duke visits Virginia to cap a two-game road stretch on Thursday night.

Louisville visits Miami (Florida) on Thursday night in the first of three road games in the next four contests.


Updated : 2021-06-19 08:11 GMT+08:00