Durr's 47 leads women's hoops to victory over no. 5 ohio state
By Mike Gilpatrick November 12th, 2017
Louisville G Asia Durr against Southeast Missouri during Louisville's season opener. Durr was the highlight of Louisville's 95-87 win over Ohio State in Columbus. She had a career-best 46 points. Photo by Jared Anderson, River City Cards
durr sets personal record in overtime win
Two words: Asia Durr. The Louisville guard went off the rails, dropping a whopping 47 points, and leading Louisville to a 95-90 victory over fifth-ranked Ohio State, on the road. Three other Cards had over ten, and Myisha Hines-Allen made 14 rebounds, and four assists.
The first half ended like imagined. The Cards had the 41-40 advantage, behind Durr's 17 points. She stood out from the rest-the next highest Louisville scorer had six. But the Cards shot 47 percent from the field; and over 58 percent from three. Louisville also had the 20-14 rebound advantage, led by Jaz Jones's six.
Halftime also couldn't come at a better time for Louisville. Ohio State ended the first half on a 14-2 run through the last four minutes.
The Cards began to pull away in the third. They outscored Ohio State 25-18, 15 of which were scored by Durr.
But then, the real drama began in the fourth. Ohio State outscored Louisville 22-14, and had the opportunity to win. They trailed 80-79, and made one free-throw with five seconds left. Louisville rushed down-court, and Dana Evans was tripped with 0.1 seconds left, with the official staring right at her. It was a no-call that would have sent Louisville to the free-throw line, and potentially the game-winner, but, rather, it sent the game to overtime.
Then, Durr carried the Cards. She scored 13 points in overtime, and surpassed her previous career high. The 15-10 spread in overtime was the difference, and finalized Louisville's victory. It ended Louisville's ten-game losing streak against Top-five teams.
The Cards return to the KFC Yum! Center this Tuesday at 7, for the next round of the Women's NIT.