HOUSTON — Coming off a nine-point win over in-state rival Nebraska on Wednesday, Creighton kept the momentum going by routing Houston on Saturday, 75-54.
The Jays fell behind early but were able to respond as junior McKenzie Fujan had a career-high 20 points, topping her previous best by seven.
After a media timeout with Creighton down 14-7 with 14:45 left in the first half, Sarah Nelson hit a 3-pointer that ignited a 13-4 run to put the Jays up 20-18. Freshman Marissa Janning had five points during the run and senior Ally Jensen capped it with a triple with 10:25 remaining.
Following a Janning 3-pointer that made the score 23-20, CU repeated its early-game funk. The Jays missed their final 12 shots of the half and fell victim to a 13-2 run by the Cougars that made the score 33-25 at intermission.
Fujan, a Wahoo Neumann alum, broke the Jays out of their offensive slump, scoring the first five points of the second half. In all, she had 17 points in the half.
Less than eight minutes into the second half, Creighton had turned an eight-point deficit into a 10-point lead with 12:28 to go. During the 21-3 run, sisters Ally and Sammy Jensen combined for four 3-pointers. Janning also had one of her four triples on her 15-point night.
The Jays continued scoring in bunches, pushing their lead to 23 points at one point.
Nelson contributed on the glass, collecting 16 of Creighton’s 49 rebounds.
Te’onna Campbell had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Houston.
The victory is the 195th for head coach Jim Flanery, who now sits one win shy of the school’s record which belongs to current Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen.