Notes #4 Creighton (18-12) vs.
#1 Missouri State (22-7) State Farm MVC
Tournament Semifinals Saturday, March 10, 2012
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is now 20-18 all-time in the MVC Tournament, including 3-5 as the No. 4 seed.
Jays are aiming to appear in their seventh MVC Tournament championship game and
fourth in the last six years (1994, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010).
is 10-9 at the MVC Tournament under Jim Flanery
Flanery is now 188-128 (.595) in his career.
is now 6-4 all-time at the Family Arena while CU’s all-time shooting percentage
at the venue dropped in its win yesterday.The Bluejays are shooting just 35.4 from the field and only 26.5 percent
from three-point range in 10 games at the venue.
five of its 10 games played at the Family Arena, Creighton has held its
opponent under 50 points, including yesterday’s 53-46 win over UNI.
shot just 32.2 percent from the field in its win over UNI yesterday, including
just 26.9 percent in the second half.It
was Creighton’s lowest field goal percentage in a victory this season.
scored 10 points and made 4-of-6 shots in the first 3:44 of the second half
during Friday’s win before missing its next 10 field goal attempts and scoring
only eight points over the next 13:54.The Jays made only three of their final 20 field goal attempts (.150),
after starting the game 16-of-39 (.410).
different Bluejays hit one three-pointer in the win over UNI on Friday.
bench outscored the UNI bench 13-3 on Friday and the Bluejay bench has now
outscored the opposition’s reserves 93-21 in the last five games.
win over UNI in the quarterfinals was its first in a March game since March 19,
2010 over Stephen F. Austin in the WNIT. CU had dropped five straight March
games since that win and is now 34-22 all-time in March under Jim Flanery.
is looking to avoid going 0-3 vs. Missouri State this season. The Bluejays have
not gone 0-3 against an opponent in one season since 2005-06 when Indiana State
turned the trick.
last time CU beat a team in the MVC Tournament after getting swept by that team
in the regular-season was 1998-99 when the Bluejays beat Drake in the Valley quarterfinals
after the Bulldogs swept the regular-season series.
DaNae Moore scored a career-high 15 points in CU’s win over UNI Friday.She has now scored in double figures four
times in 126 career games.
Moore scored 15 points, making 7-of-13 field goals on Friday after scoring 16
points on 4-of-10 field goals in her first seven career MVC Tournament games.
is now tied for fourth in school history (Kelsey Crites, Codi Walker) with 126
career games played.
Tritz tied her career-high with 10 rebounds on Friday.She added 11 points to record her first
career double-double and become the first Bluejay other than Sarah Nelson to
grab a double-double this season.
led all players with four steals on Friday to give her 34 steals in her last 10
games after she recorded 24 steals in her first 19 games played.
Jensen’s second-half three-pointer on Friday snapped a two-year scoring drought
for the junior. After scoring 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting from three-point
range in her MVC Tournament debut against Drake in the 2010 quarterfinals, she
had gone 0-for-7 from the field and been held scoreless in her three MVC
Tourney games since.Jensen scored four
points on Friday and is now 7-for-23 (.304) in her MVC career – with all of her
field goal attempts in tourney play coming from beyond the arc.
with her 1-for-4 performance from three-point range on Friday, Ally Jensen is
still 10-of-17 (.588) from long range in her last three games.She ranks 29th in the NCAA in
three-point field goal percentage this year (.376).
Creighton’s win on Friday it improved to 6-0 on Fridays this year, which
included three wins over UNI.
is 18-12 through 30 games for the second straight season, despite losing three
starting seniors which included two 1,000-point scorers.
Tritz moved past 750 career points (753) and Sarah Nelson moved past 600 career
points (605) during Creighton’s win over UNI on Friday.
the Lady Bears
is 16-31 all-time against Missouri State, including 1-2 on neutral floors.
Bluejays are 7-8 in their last 15 meetings with the Lady Bears.
Bluejays are 1-5 against Missouri State in the MVC Tournament.
71-88 in Springfield, March 12, 1994 (Finals)
54-66 in Des Moines, March 8, 1996 (Semifinals)
69-83 in Springfield, March 6, 1998 (Semifinals)
53-72 in Springfield, March 9, 2000 (Quarterfinals)
70-81 in Des Moines, March 14, 2003 (Semifinals)
56-49 in St. Charles, March 14, 2008 (Quarterfinals)
has twice gone 0-3 against Missouri State in a season – 1995-96 and 1999-2000.
Flanery is 8-14 all-time against Missouri State, including 1-1 in the MVC
State swept the regular-season series this year, winning 70-60 in Springfield
on Jan. 5 and 63-55 on Feb. 4 in Omaha.
State’s win in Omaha made the Lady Bears the first opponent to claim two wins
inside D.J. Sokol Arena.
Bluejays actually shot a higher percentage from the field than the Lady Bears
in the two meetings this year, as CU shot 39.7 percent from the floor and MSU
shot 39.6 percent.
State shot 42.1 percent from three-point range (8-19) in the series this year,
compared to just 10-of-40 (.250) from Creighton.
outscored Creighton 37-13 at the free-throw line this year, as the Lady Bears
attempted 27 more free throws in the two games combined.(CU was 13-of-23, .565 and MSU was 37-of-50,
State outrebounded Creighton by 12 in the first meeting and by four in the
second meeting to own a plus-8.0 average on the glass in the two games this
Nelson averaged 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0
steals per game against MSU this year.She
scored 18 points in the loss at MSU this year and averages 11.3 points, 6.5
rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in her career against the Lady Bears.
Tritz averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game
against Missouri State this year.In her
career she averages 15.5 points, 5.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds against the Lady Bears.
Jensen is just 5-of-21 (.238) from three-point range in six career games
against Missouri State.
native, freshman Taylor Johnson went 3-of-9 from three-point range and averaged
5.5 points per game against MSU this year.
Garrison, a native of Osceola, Mo. (70 miles north of Springfield) made 3-of-10
three-pointers against MSU this year and averaged 5.5 points against the Lady
Alexis Akin-Otiko had her highest scoring MVC game against Missouri State on Jan.
5, making 5-of-5 shots for 10 points before leaving the game following a
collision with Casey Garrison.Akin-Otiko received stitches below her right eye, while Garrison
suffered a broken nose.
only MVC Tournament title was secured on Missouri State’s home court in 2002.