Sam Fuehring’s layup with three seconds remaining gave No. 5 Louisville a 58-56 win over No. 19 Arizona State on Friday afternoon at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev.
Louisville (4-0) entered the fourth quarter trailing 41-37, but outscored the Sun Devils 21-15 the rest of the way to seal the victory.
The Cardinals trailed 45-41 with 8:17 to go and then went on an 8-0 run to take a 49-45 lead midway through the fourth. They held the lead until Arizona State’s Sophia Elenga made both free throws to tie the game at 56-56 with 11 seconds to go.
That set the stage for the game-winner as Dana Evans drove the lane and found Fuehring underneath for the layup with three seconds remaining. Arica Carter then stole the inbounds pass to seal the victory.
Fuehring led the way for the Cards with 18 points and nine rebounds. She finished 7-13 from the floor and 4-5 from the free throw line, making some crucial free throws down the stretch.
Asia Durr added 14 points and three assists, while Dana Evans finished with 11 points and six assists. Evans scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter and also dished out the game-winning assist.
Louisville: The Cardinals conclude play in Las Vegas against Hartford tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET.
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