CANCUN, Mexico — Another huge effort from senior Jaylyn Agnew led the Creighton women to an 82-75 upset over No. 23 West Virginia on Thursday night at the Cancun Challenge.

Agnew scored a career-high 34 points and junior guard Tatum Rembao was a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Bluejays handed the Mountaineers their first loss.

Agnew, who had 26 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday’s 79-74 win at Nebraska, improved her season average to 20.8 points per game.

Agnew helped change the game’s momentum late in the first half.

West Virginia threatened to run away from the Jays as it led 26-13 late in the first quarter. The Mountaineers still were up 39-27 after Madisen Smith hit a 3-pointer with 5:43 left in the half.

But the Bluejays then scored the next 16 points, getting 10 from Agnew and a pair of 3-pointers by Olivia Elger. Agnew had 23 points at halftime as CU led 43-41.

Creighton maintained the lead throughout the second half, stretching the margin to 77-63 when Agnew hit her sixth 3-pointer with 4:05 left. West Virginia cut the led to six with 29 seconds left, but that’s as close as it got.

Rembao finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, while Elger hit four 3-pointers and added 17 points. Creighton went 13 of 26 from behind the arc.

Creighton will complete its stay at Cancun by facing Temple at 8 p.m. Friday.

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