COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Louisville women hold off Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG — Asia Durr scored 34 points and No. 2 Louisville overcame a near-collapse in a 72-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.
Sam Fuehring added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Cardinals (23-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth in a row. Fuehring made consecutive driving baskets in the final quarter after the Hokies had closed to 62-56 with under 4 minutes to play, allowing Louisville to avoid an upset.
Dara Mabrey scored 17 points to lead the Hokies (15-8, 2-8), but missed a pair of free throws with 3:49 to play that would have pulled Virginia Tech to 62-58. Regan Magarity added 14 points and eight rebounds. Her inside basket with 34 seconds left made it 66-63, but Durr hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds remaining for the Cardinals, boosting their lead back to 5.
The senior hit two more with 13.2 seconds left to keep the Cardinals atop the ACC standings.
Virginia 53: Duke 47: The Cavaliers (10-14) held off the Blue Devils to secure their fourth conference win at home. Jocelyn Willoughby scored a gamehigh 20 points on 5-of-14 shooting but converted all nine of her free throws. Willoughby also grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Cavaliers’ Dominque Toussaint scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. The Blue Devils (11-12) were led by Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom with 13 points each.
James Madison 59, Hofstra 44: The Dukes never trailed as they cruised past the host Pride to earn their 10th conference win. The Dukes (18-4) were led by Lexie Barrier with 13 points including three 3-pointers. Logan Reynolds scored 11 points. The Pride (7-16) were led by Boogie Brozoski’s 17 points.
UNC Wilmington 66, W&M 58: The Tribe (1111) were led by freshman guard Eva Hodgson’s game-high 24 points but hit a defensive wall in the fourth quarter, scoring only 7 points as they fell to the Seahawks. W&M senior Biance Boggs notched 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Seahawks were led by Lacey Suggs’ 18 points. game.
Jarreau added eight rebounds and five assists. He scored 11 consecutive points in the second half, including 6 straight to give Houston a 63-58 lead with 3½ minutes left.
Davis and Jarreau each made free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1).
Jarron Cumberland scored 27 points for Cincinnati (20-4, 9-2), whose eight-game winning streak ended. range, including the winner for Iowa (19-5, 8-5).
Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer that was part of the Hawkeyes’ comeback with less than six minutes remaining. Tyler Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds.