Creighton, the 2004 postseason WNIT?Champion, is back in the WNIT?for the tenth time in school history, and first time since 2011. Creighton is 5-1 in home WNIT contests, while the Bluejays are 6-6 in true road WNIT?games, losing their last three WNIT?games on the road. Tonight, they’ll face the Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m.
The Tigers opened the 2013-14 winning 12 of 14. At the start of SEC play, Missouri stumbled with just two victories in its next 10 games.
Missouri’s offense is led by Bri Kulas and Morgan Eye, who has 107 treys in 247 attempts (43.3%). Kulas averages a team best 18.6 ppg and grabbed 202 rebounds (6.7 rpg). The Tigers average 70 points per game and while they are aggressive defensively with (193 steals, 6.4 per game), they struggles to take care of the basketball (495 turnovers, 16.5 per game).
The Bluejays are 19-13 on the season, coming off of a 68-63 loss to No. 2 St. Johns in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament. The Jays are 12-2 at home this season and finished conference play with a 12-6 record. Three Bluejays are averaging more than 10 points this season including Marissa Janning, Sarah Nelson and McKenzie Fujan. Janning was named BIG EAST Player of the Year, and also earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors, while both Nelson and Fujan earned second team recognition. Janning is averaging 17.8 points per game while grabbing 5.1 rebounds. She has dished out a team-leading 124 assists this season as well.