2nd seeded Tennessee went on a 13-0 run early in the second half to break open a close game and beat 10th seed Creighton 68-52 on Monday night. Creighton, which came into the game ranked second nationally with just over nine 3-pointers per game, went just 4 of 22 from beyond the arc…a season low.
Creighton was able to hang with the Lady Vols in the first half, grabbing a 16-15 lead midway through a first half that also featured five ties. Creighton made it 24-24 with 3:38 left and Tennessee only led 35-29 at halftime. However, the Bluejays missed 11 of their first 12 shots in the second half.
Tennessee eventually led by as many as 19. Creighton got back into the game with a 7-0 run, cutting the deficit to 59-50 on a pair of Ally Jensen free throws with 4:42 left, but that’s as close as the Bluejays got the rest of the way.
Creighton finishes the season 25-8.