With a career-high 38 points, senior forward Jaylyn Agnew led Creighton’s women’s basketball team to a 77-68 road win over Providence last weekend.
The win moved the Jays to 15-8 overall and 7-5 in Big East play.
The performance earned Agnew the Big East player of the week award, her fifth time winning the award this season.
Agnew shot 67% from the field and 64% from behind the 3-point line in her career day.
Senior guard Olivia Elger added 14 points and junior guard Temi Carda scored 11.
The Jays found themselves down early in the game, but an 11-0 run in the second quarter put them up 32-27, and they went into halftime with a 43-38 lead.
Agnew scored 15 of her 38 points in the third quarter, helping stretch Creighton’s lead to as much as 13. Creighton never looked back, winning the game by nine.
Shooting was a big factor for Creighton, as the Jays hit 16 threes in the game.
Sitting at five in conference standings the Jays return home where they hold a 7-2 record to continue their Big East run.
Creighton first faces St. John’s in Creighton’s annual Pink Out Game on Friday evening, followed by a Sunday afternoon matchup versus Seton Hall.
St. John’s is 14-10 on the season and 7-6 in Big East play. The Red Storm beat Creighton 63-58 in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 19 in Queens, New York.
Junior guard Qadashah Hoppie leads St. John’s with 16.7 points per game, followed by freshman guard Leilani Correa with 12 and senior guard Alissa Alston with 11.9.
Seton Hall comes to Omaha 15-9 overall and 8-5 in conference play as of Wednesday. The Pirates took down the Jays 82-70 on Jan. 17 in their earlier meeting at Seton Hall.