The No. 3 Louisville Cardinals decimated the No. 10 NC State Wolfpack in a 92 – 62 decision behind Asia Durr’s 47-points.
The 47-points matched Durr’s career-high, which she tallied in November 2017 against Ohio State. Durr also set the ACC 3-point record tallying 11 triples on the evening.
“I had a great game, but I have to give credit to my team,” Durr said. “They were great. They found me on the floor, they made great passes and told me to keep on going.”
The Cardinals had no problem finding Durr in the first frame. Recognizing her hot hand, Louisville had 10 assists on 14 made field goals, 8 of which belonged to the senior. Durr finished the first frame with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 6-of-8 from beyond the arc.
NC State had no answer for Louisville. The Cardinals took a 6 – 4 lead early in the first quarter before holding NC State scoreless for nearly six minutes. Louisville capitalized on the the Wolfpack’s offensive woes, taking an easy 31 – 8 lead. The Cardinals would finish the first ahead 36 – 13.
NC State started to fall into its offensive stride early in the second frame. The Wolfpack outscored the Cardinals 11 – 4 early before Dana Evans knocked down a triple. Evans’ 3-pointer sparked Louisville to end the half on a 13 – 4 run.
Louisville held a 53 – 28 lead at the half. Durr paced all players with 28 points, while Sam Fuehring added 10.
Out of the half, Kiara Leslie fired off a 3-pointer to bring the Wolfpack within 24, however, NC State would not get any closer.
The Cardinals continued to dominate the Wolfpack. Louisville held NC State to 27% from the field, allowing only 15 points in the third stanza. Meanwhile, Durr continued to tally points, adding another 13 to her total on 5-of-7 shooting.
Durr, Fuehring and Arica Carter headed to the bench with three minutes remaining in the game. The three seniors combined for 61 of Louisville’s 92 points and 18 of the Cardinals 35 rebounds.
The Cardinals shot 52% from the field, 44% from 3-point range. Louisville dished out 23 assists on 36 made field goals. However, the Wolfpack won the battle for the glass, pulling down 36 boards to Louisville’s 35.
Durr paced all scorers with 47 points on 17-of-27 shooting. Her 11 3-pointers set the ACC record and her 17 made field goals tied the program record for most made field goals in a game.
Sophomore Dana Evans continued to solidify her status as a top-scorer for the Cardinals as she racked up 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Evans also dished out a game-high 6 assists, while tallying 3 steals and 3 rebounds.
Sam Fuehring finished her last regular season home game by notching her fifth double-double on the season. She had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.
Elissa Cunane picked up a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack. Kiara Leslie and Kayla Jones each added 15 points.
Louisville caps off the regular season against Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 3rd at 2PM.