By STEVE BITTENBENDER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Asia Durr scored 21 points to lead third-ranked Louisville to a 67-56 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardinals (18-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) made their first seven shots to jump out to a 16-2 lead midway through the first quarter. Durr made her first five shots and scored 16 in the first period.
Sam Fuehring added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Cardinals, who led by as much as 23 late in the second quarter.
The Hokies (12-4, 1-2) helped Louisville's cause by committing eight turnovers in the game's first 6 minutes. They compounded those woes by shooting 30.4 percent, their second-worst production of the season.
Regan Magarity led the Hokies with 14 points.
Virginia Tech: Playing on the road for the first time since Dec. 12, the Hokies never led and never found anything that worked against the Cardinals. Chanette Hicks, a preseason all-ACC first team selection, finished with just six points on 2-of-4 shooting and had five turnovers and just two assists, well off her 6.7 average.
Louisville: In their first three ACC games, the Cardinals built up double-digit leads only to see opponents climb back into each contest late. Those lapses prompted concerns from coach Jeff Walz. Though Virginia Tech never threatened the lead, Louisville could not carry over its strong start to the second half. That trend could be a concern as games against ranked opponents loom.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies return home to face Pittsburgh on Thursday before going on the road to play No. 11 Florida State next Sunday.
Louisville: The Cardinals host second-ranked Notre Dame on Thursday night, a nationally televised matchup.
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