OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton women's basketball team earned the regular-season sweep of Providence with an 85-64 win over the Friars on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Bluejays' Pink Game.
The win lifted the Bluejays to 15-10 on the season and 9-4 in BIG EAST action, while Providence fell to 6-19 overall and 1-13 in conference play.
Creighton opened the game with four straight trifectas to shoot Providence out of a zone, building a 12-0 lead (18:20). Providence, however, responded with a 9-1 run to make it 13-9 after five minutes.
The Friars came all the way back to take the lead at 20-19 and again at 22-21. This time it was Creighon's turn to rally as the Bluejays scored seven straight to reclaim the lead at 28-22 (5:42). Senior McKenzie Fujan keyed the run with four points. Creighton did not relinquish the lead again, taking a 40-37 edge into halftime.
As they had in the opening period, Creighton tallied the first 12 points of the second half to take control. Fujan knocked down six of her game-high 25 points in the first five minutes of the second half. This time Creighton did not allow Providence to get back in the game, maintaining a double-digit edge the rest of the way.
Joining Fujan in double-figures was senior Sarah Nelson (18 points and 14 rebounds) as well as sophomore Marissa Janning with 15 points.
Alexis Harris led Providence with 13 points in the loss.
Creighton returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 18 as the Bluejays face Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio at 6:00 pm (CT). Listen to the game on 1180 AM, beginning right at tip.
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