Creighton needs to take another step forward, coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth says, when the Bluejays hit the road this weekend to face Indiana State and Illinois State.
The Bluejays play the Sycamores at 6 p.m. on Friday and the Redbirds at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
Creighton (13-10, 8-3) is tied for third in the Missouri Valley with Wichita State, one game behind Missouri State and one game ahead of Illinois State. Northern Iowa is at the head of the pack.
The top six advance to the league tournament.
The Illinois State game may appear to be the bigger of the two, because the Redbirds are so close to Creighton in the standings. But Bernthal Booth said the Jays can’t afford to slip against Indiana State.
“I think any game at this point is huge,” she said. “Two though five is up for grabs.”