The Creighton women remained unbeaten in Big East play, thanks to another big night from senior Jaylyn Agnew.

The 5-foot-11 forward scored 18 of her game-high 27 points in the second half as the Bluejays knocked off Marquette 72-62 Friday night at Sokol Arena.

Creighton improved to 3-0 in the Big East, with Agnew averaging 27 points and 7.3 rebounds in league play. Friday marked the seventh time she has scored at least 20 points this season.

The Jays trailed 28-24 at halftime after Marquette’s Isabelle Spingola hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in the half.

But CU scored the first seven points of the third quarter, including a 3 and two free throws from Agnew, and never trailed again.

Creighton’s lead was 54-45 with eight minutes left before Marquette put together an 11-2 run, tying it 56-56 with 3:35 left.

But Agnew made back-to-back jumpers on Creighton’s next two possessions. Marquette’s Selena Lott hit a 3-pointer with 1:03 left to cut the Golden Eagles’ deficit to 63-62, but Rachael Saunders answered with a 3 on Creighton’s next possession at the 34-second mark.

Agnew and Temi Carda combined to go 6 of 6 at the foul line after that.

Carda added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Jays while Saunders finished with nine points. Creighton also got contributions off the bench from Mykel Parham (seven points, eight rebounds) and Chloe Dworak (six points, three assists).

After shooting 30% in the first half, the Jays shot 51.7% from the field after halftime.

Creighton will play its fourth league game in eight days when it hosts DePaul at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Blue Demons, who beat Providence 80-67 Friday to improve to 12-2, are averaging 87.9 points per game.

CREIGHTON 72, MARQUETTE 62

Marquette (9-4, 0-2).......... 13 15 15 19—62

At Creighton (11-3, 3-0).... 10 14 27 ​21—72

MU: King 3-10 0-1 7, Lott 5-10 0-0 12, Spingola 5-11 0-0 12, Van Kleunen 6-12 0-0 12, Marotta 2-6 0-0 4 Taylor 4-10 0-0 8, Anderson 3-7 1-2 7. Totals: 28-66 1-3 62.

CU: Carda 6-15 4-8 17, Agnew 9-19 7-7 27, Griglione 0-1 0-0 0, Saunders 3-7 2-2 9, Elger 1-5 2-2 4, Bachelor 1-3 0-0 2, Dworak 2-4 0-0 6, Brotzki 0-3 0-0 0, Parham 2-2 3-4 7. Totals: 24-59 18-23 72.

3-point field goals: MU 5-14 (King 1-4, Lott 2-7, Spingola 2-3), CU 6-21 (Carda 1-5, Agnew 2-7, Saunders 1-2, Elger 0-2, Bachelor 0-1, Dworak 2-3, Brotzki 0-1).

Rebounds: MU 42 (Anderson 9), CU 33 (Agnew 9). Assists: MU 21 (Lott 8), CU 21 (Carda 4).


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