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Senior Audrey Faber led Creighton with 26 points in its comeback win against Seton Hall on Sunday at Sokol Arena. 

A smiling Audrey Faber outstretched her arms and extended three fingers on each hand as she backpedaled past the Bluejay logo at center court.

The veteran forward — Creighton’s go-to scorer — wasn’t even the one who buried the corner 3-pointer that had just brought the crowd to its feet and effectively sealed a slump-busting victory.

But that didn’t matter.

The Jays (11-13, 5-8 Big East) hadn’t had this feeling in a while. Faber and her teammates were going to savor it.

Creighton overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to snap its five-game losing streak with an 80-71 victory over Seton Hall (14-10, 6-7) Sunday in front of 1,060 at Sokol Arena.

“I was hype,” Faber said with a laugh. “We needed that win.”

When junior Olivia Elger made that decisive 3-pointer, it pushed Creighton’s lead to 17 with three minutes remaining. The shot capped a 42-11 run for CU over 14 minutes, flipping a game that seemed to resemble so many of the Jays’ recent losses.

Creighton missed its first six shots Sunday and ended up making 27.3 percent of its tries in the first half. Seton Hall stretched its lead to 46-32 during the first three minutes after halftime.

Then things clicked.

CU started using well-timed basket cuts to get layups and trips to the foul line. That seemed to loosen Seton Hall’s defense, which helped contribute to Creighton making six of its final 10 3-pointers.

“We were getting good looks (early) and we all knew we were getting good looks,” said Faber, who scored a game-high 26 points. “I think we just kept saying that to everyone. … We were doing everything else but putting the ball in the basket. That gave us confidence.”

The Jays hope to maintain it.

They began the season with aspirations of a third straight NCAA tournament bid. But after the recent slide, they’re going to have to play well down the stretch just to get back to .500.

Five regular-season games remain — three are against the teams that have separated themselves atop the Big East standings — Marquette, DePaul and Butler.

Sunday’s comeback, the program’s largest in five years, will provide a boost, though. The players were desperate to snap out of the funk. They probably put a little too much pressure on themselves, CU coach Jim Flanery said, when they lost to St. John’s on Friday.

But everyone got to exhale Sunday.

“I’m just happy for the players,” Flanery said. “And the way we did it. We didn’t play from the lead from the beginning. We had to come back. That takes belief in each other and a belief in themselves.”

Seton Hall (14-10, 6-7)..........20 11 19 21—71

Creighton (11-13, 5-8)...........10 16 26 28—80

SH: Butina 6-15 1-2 16, Samuels 4-11 2-4 10, Jimenez 2-7 3-5 9, Philoxy 2-5 0-0 4, Healy 1-1 0-0 3, Elmore 6-8 2-4 15, Hilaire 4-12 3-4 12, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Cardaci 0-3 0-0 0, Evans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 11-19 71.

CU: Faber 6-11 9-12 26, Agnew 7-13 1-2 18, Owens 4-7 3-5 12, Elger 2-6 6-8 11, Carda 2-10 2-5 7, Saunders 1-3 0-0 2, Rembao 1-1 0-0 2, Brotzki 1-4 0-0 2, Kissinger 0-1 0-0 0, Turner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 21-32 80.

3-point goals: SH 8-19 (Butina 3-4, Jimenez 2-6, Healy 1-1, Elmore 1-2, Hilaire 1-3, Cardaci 0-1, Samuels 0-2), CU 11-33 (Faber 5-7, Agnew 3-8, Owens 1-3, Elger 1-5, Carda 1-7, Saunders 0-1, Brotzki 0-1, Kissinger 0-1). Rebounds: SH 31 (Philoxy, Elmore 6), CU 45 (Agnew 14). Assists: SH 13 (Samuels 8), CU 20 (Agnew 5). Total fouls: SH 26, CU 16. Fouled out: Samuels, Elmore. Technical fouls: SH bench. Turnovers: SH 11, CU 13. Att.: 1,060.

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