OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton women's basketball team are providing a special Halloween treat as the Jays play their lone exhibition game of the 2012-13 season against SW Minnesota State at 5 p.m.
• Creighton is playing its only exhibition game of the year
against SW Minnesota State, a Division IIprogram that participates in
the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
• Creighton is playing just one exhibition game
for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.CUplayed in a closed door scrimmage at Iowa for
the third straight season on Saturday, Oct. 27.
• Creighton received one vote in the preseason AP Poll on
Oct. 27.It is the first time the
Creighton has received votes in the AP Poll since March 10, 2003.
• The Bluejays were picked to win the Missouri Valley
Conference in the preseason poll.The
Bluejays received 26 of 40 first places votes to total 383 points
• Bluejay junior guard Carli Tritz was selected as the MVC
Preseason Player of the Year.
• Creighton is 15-0 in exhibition games under
head coach Jim Flanery and the Jays have not lost a preseason game since 2000 - a streak of 18
• Creighton went 9-4 at D.J. Sokol Arena last year and is
now 33-9 all-time in its new home. The Bluejays have won all three
exhibition games played at D.J. Sokol Arena, topping UNO in 2009, Northwest
MissouriState in 2010 and Rockhurst in 2011.
• Four Bluejays
scored in double figures in CU’s 83-26 exhibition win last year, led by 14
points from Ally Jensen.
• Creighton returns four of five starters from
the 2011-12 season, including over 90% of the teams total offense.The only departure was DaNae
averaged 4.5 ppg and 3.7 rpg.
• Creightonopens the regular-season
Saturday, Nov. 10 by hosting the Oklahoma Sooners.
Scouting the Bluejays
The Bluejays are picked to win the MissouriValleyConference for the fourth time
in school history ... The Bluejays are coming off a 20-13 season, their fourth
20-win season in the last five years.Junior Carli Tritz, the 2012 MVCPreseason
Player of the Year, is expected to lead the Bluejays this season after posting
team highs in points (462), assists (121), steals (64) and field goals (170)
last year ... Tritz and senior Ally Jensen were named co-captains this season ... Junior Sarah Nelson returns to anchor the posts for the Jays.She led Creighton with 251 rebounds in a breakout sophomore season.Nelson was a two-time MVC Player of the Week
and led the Bluejays.She led Creighton
in scoring nine times last season and led the Jays in rebounding in 22 contests
... CU’s 2012-13 roster includes three freshmen, including local product Brianna Rollerson (Central HS).
Scouting the Mustangs
SMSU is coming off a 6-20 season, including a
5-17 record in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference ... SMSU third-year
head coach Allison Kruger has 15 players on this year’s roster with eight
returning letterwinners and three starters ... The Mustangs welcome back four
of their top five scorers and three of their top five rebounders from a season
ago ... Junior guard Bree Holleman is the team’s top returning scorer from last
season, starting 25 games and averaging 10 points per game and connecting on a
team-high 47 3-point field goals.