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Rick Nixon | NCAA | November 14, 2017

Louisville Cardinals are season's first NCAA Team of the Week

Junior Asia Durr's 47-point performance gave the Cardinals the advantage over Ohio State.

In a highlight filled opening weekend for the 2017-18 season, Louisville’s 95-90 overtime win on Sunday over No. 5 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio was a statement game for the Cardinals that provides a momentum swing for the season that they hope ultimately ends where it started.

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The win, which came at Nationwide Arena, home of the 2018 Women’s Final Four, was fueled by a dazzling school-record 47-point performance from junior Asia Durr. Her points surpassed the previous school record of 43, set by Angel McCoughtry in 2001 against Providence. It also surpassed the high on the men's side, as Wes Unseld's record for points in a game is 45. Durr’s previous career-high was 36 points against Syracuse last season.

The Douglasville, Ga., native, scored 17 points in both the first half and the second half and then erupted for 13 of the Cardinals' 15 points in overtime to seal the victory.

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Louisville opened the season with an 80-40 home win over Southeast Missouri on Nov. 10. The win was the result of a balanced attack that included four players scoring in double figures, led by Jazmine Jones with 12 points.

The Cardinals, which made a move up to No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll following the Ohio State victory, return to action on Tuesday night in the second-round of the Women's NIT against Toledo in Louisville.

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