BROOKINGS, S.D.— Asia Durr scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and No. 4 Louisville overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to beat South Dakota State 68-64 on Sunday.
Arica Carter added 14 points and Myisha Hines-Allen had 10 for the Cardinals (8-0) in their lowest-scoring and worst-shooting game of the season. Last season, Louisville won the matchup by 53 points.
Macy Miller and Myah Selland led the Jackrabbits (6-2) with 14 points apiece.
The Cardinals entered the game averaging 85.7 points but struggled against the Jackrabbits. Louisville shot 46.7 percent from the field.
Louisville took its first lead of the game in the third quarter on Durr's basket that made it 37-36. But South Dakota State responded and got the lead back to five. Louisville ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to tie it at 46 going into the final frame.
The Cardinals built the lead to five on Sam Fuehring's basket with just over six minutes to play. But the Jackrabbits again got it to two when Miller scored to make it 64-62. South Dakota State had the ball with a minute to play but was unable to get any closer.
South Dakota State shot 67 percent from the floor in the opening quarter and built the lead to as many as 12 points in the frame. Louisville's defense stiffened the rest of the way and limited SDSU's top two scorers, Miller and Maldison Guebert, to a 5-for-25 shooting performance.
Rapid City Racers compete strongly in Pierre
The Rapid City Racers sent 11 swimmers to the 2017 South Dakota MAC Invitational in Pierre over the weekend.
Leading the team was Kaley Unterseher with 135 points. She won the 50-yard Butterfly, and placed second in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke and the 100 Intermediate Medley. She placed third in the 50 Freestyle and Backstroke, 100 Back and 200 IM.
Abby Coffey scored 127 points, placing second in the 200 Free and 200 IM, 50 Fly and 100 IM. She placed third in the 50 and 100 Breast and 100 Free.
Cole Kincart scored 75 points. He placed third in the 100 Back and 200 Free. Connor Baseley scored 53 points. Adia Moul scored 39 points and won the 200 Butterfly. Josh Baseley scored 25 points.
Matthew Baseley followed closely with 23 points. Tug Hall had seven points, Annalise Moul had six points, Eli Hall had five points and Cierra Crawford recorded one point.
The Racers will be hosting their home meet next weekend in Rapid City.