In a game with two ties and four lead changes in the final four minutes, it was the Northern Iowa women’s basketball that emerged with a 58-57 win at Creighton on Thursday evening at D.J. Sokol Arena. The contest was a rematch of the 2010 State Farm MVC Tournament final, also won by one point by UNI.
The Panthers improved to 11-5 on the season (4-1 MVC) with their third straight win, while Creighton dropped to 9-6 (3-1 MVC) on the year. Both teams are part of a four-team logjam of Valley schools with one league loss, along with Missouri State (4-1) and Drake (3-1). Jacqui Kalin led UNI with 19 points to match her season-high, her ninth straight game in double-figures. Creighton was led by 14 points from seniors Sam Schuett and Kelile Nelson. Schuett also had a game-best 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.