September 16, 2014

Creighton upsets #25 Nebraska women

The Creighton women’s basketball team downed # 25 Nebraska, 66-57. The win breaks a seven-game losing streak to the Huskers as the Bluejays last victory over Nebraska came on Dec. 18, 2004, 58-57. The win is also Creighton’s first victory over a ranked opponent since the Jays defeated No. 22 Illinois State on Feb.2, 2008 by the score of 75-71.

Creighton controlled the contest from start to finish. Down 5-2 with just under 17 minutes remaining in the first half, the Jays scored 13 of the next 17 points to grab a 15-9 edge by the nine minute mark.  Nebraska came back with eight straight points to retake the lead at 19-18 with 6:23 remaining in the half. The Jays closed the half with a 9-2 run in the final three minutes to take a 36-27 advantage into the locker room at the half.

Creighton pushed its lead out to 12 points in opening moments of the second half with a 5-2 run. Following a Husker bucket, Fujan drained her third trifecta of the contest and junior Alyssa Kamphaus converted a layup to give the Jays a 41-29 lead with 18:29 left.

The Huskers continued to battle, scoring scored 11 of the next 13 points to make it a one possession game at 43-40 with just under 13 minutes remaining. Another long run by the Jays made it 60-48 with 4:13 remaining and NU would never threaten again.

Marissa Janning finished with a team-high 19 points for Creighton. Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper was held without a point for the first time in her career. Hailie Sample led all scorers with 20 points, while Lindsey Moore posted 15 for Nebraska.