Evans scores 27 to help No. 1 Louisville hold off Notre Dame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans scored 27 points to lead No. 1 Louisville to a 71-65 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday. The Cardinals won their second straight, and Evans their lone senior was a major reason why. The player of the year candidate scored 16 of her points in the first half to help Louisville take a 42-34 lead at halftime. A 3-pointer by Dara Mabrey would cut the Louisville lead to 66-65 with 1:41 left. Evans, though, responded with a trey of her own with :57 left. She then iced the game with a pair of free throws with :13 left.