Down 16 points with 16 minutes remaining, the Creighton women’s basketball team got to within three in the final two minutes but came up short as Creighton fell, 68-58, in the opening round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 19. The loss ended Creighton’s season at 17-14.
The Bluejays fell behind 30-12 with 6:36 showing on the clock, but closed the half on a 12-6 run to go in at the break down 36-24. South Dakota opened the second half much like it did the first, scoring five straight to push its lead to 41-24 (18:24). The Coyotes led by as much as 16 on two separate occasions, including 48-32 (14:59).
Creighton pulled within three at 54-51 and again at 56-53, but each time South Dakota had the answer.