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Louisville 79, Vanderbilt 57

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Asia Durr scored 25 points and No. 4 Louisville overcame a first-half lull to beat Vanderbilt 79-57 on Thursday night.

The Cardinals (10-0) held the Commodores scoreless for more than a quarter, turning a 33-29 deficit with 4:38 left in the first half into a 24-point lead with 3:56 left in the third. Rachel Bell made a 3-pointer with 3:28 left in the third period to end the Commodores' drought.

Durr scored 14 points in the third quarter as the Cardinals built a 31-point lead late in the period.

The Cardinals came into the game as the 10th-best shooting team in the country at 49.8 percent, but it was the Commodores, namely Bell, who had the hot hand early. The senior guard scored 16 of her 21 points in the first quarter and the Commodores shot 61.5 percent to overcome a 10-2 Louisville start and take a 24-20 lead after the first break.

Arica Carter and Sam Fuehring matched their career highs with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Cardinals, who forced 26 turnovers and held the Commodores to 40.4 percent shooting overall.


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