EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Creighton women’s basketball game against Evansville resembled a 3-point shooting contest Saturday.
The Jays tied the program record of 16 3s made and gave coach Jim Flanery his 200th career victory, defeating the Purple Aces 70-63 in front of 858 at the Ford Center.
The Missouri Valley foes combined for 24 3-point makes on 62 attempts. Inside the arc, the teams made 16 of 40 shots.
Evansville opened the game with an 18-2 run over the first six minutes. To answer, Creighton went on its own 16-2 run buoyed by long-ball success.
Down 39-34 at half, the Jays had already piled up nine triples.
Creighton turned that deficit into a lead with a 21-2 run made up entirely of 3-point shots. Three of the seven 3-pointers were made by senior Ally Jensen. She finished with six 3s and 18 points.
Evansville shot less than 26 percent in the second half, including 1 for 13 from long range.
CU’s Marissa Janning had a career-high 22 points to go with her team-leading five assists.
The Jays next host Illinois State Friday at 7 p.m.