The Creighton women trailed most of the second half, but a late push propelled the Bluejays to a 72-63 win over Providence on Saturday afternoon at Sokol Arena.

Creighton trailed after Providence, winless in Big East play, scored the final 13 points of the first half to take a 40-30 lead.

Providence’s lead stayed between three and 11 points throughout the second half before Creighton took over in the final five minutes.

Temi Carda’s layup with 4:29 left cut Creighton’s deficit to 58-57, then senior Jaylyn Agnew scored the next seven points to give the Bluejays the lead for good. Agnew’s 3-pointer with 2:11 left made it 64-58, and the Bluejays hit 6 of 6 free throws after that.

Agnew led the Bluejays with 18 points, six assists and four rebounds. Carda had 16 points and five assists, while Rachael Saunders added 11 points and six rebounds.

Creighton improves to 4-1 in Big East play. In those five games, Agnew is averaging 23.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

After halftime, Creighton shot 52% from the field and was 11 of 12 from the foul line.

The Bluejays next play at Seton Hall on Friday.

Providence (9-8, 0-5)....23  17  12  11—63

Creighton (12-4, 4-1)....19  11  17  25—72

PU: Webb 5-7 0-0 14, Baskerville 4-13 1-2 9, Williams 3-10 0-0 7, Orlando 0-1 1-2 1, Geary 0-4 0-0 0, Scott 4-9 6-9 14, Bristow 3-4 0-0 6, Widmeyer 2-4 0-0 5, Cooper 1-2 2-2 4, Spiwak 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-55 10-15 63.

CU: Agnew 8-19 0-0 18, Carda 5-10 4-4 16, Saunders 4-9 2-3 11, Elger 2-7 4-4 9, Griglione 1-3 1-2 4, Bachelor 2-2 2-2 6, Dworak 1-1 0-0 3, Brotzki 1-2 0-2 3, Parham 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-55 13-17 72.

3-point goals: PU 7-15 (Webb 4-5, Spiwak 1-1, Widmeyer 1-1, Williams 1-3, Geary 0-2, Scott 0-3); CU 9-26 (Carda 2-3, Agnew 2-8, Brotzki 1-1, Dworak 1-1, Griglione 1-3, Saunders 1-5, Elger 1-5). Rebounds: PU 37 (Bristow 6); CU 29 (Saunders 6). Assists: PU 13 (Scott 5); CU 22 (Agnew 6). Turnovers: PU 12, CU 7. Total fouls: PU 16, CU 13. Att.: 817.

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