KU women roll over Creighton, 91-56, improving to 4-1

Behind the momentum created with a 27-2 run to start the game, the Kansas University women’s basketball team rolled over Creighton 91-56 Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sophomores Danielle McCray and Sade Morris each scored 16 points to lead the Jayhawks, who successfully avenged Saturday’s 68-56 loss at Southern Methodist. McCray’s stat line also included six rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Morris tallied four boards and four assists.

Creighton, now 4-2 on the season with losses to KU and No. 6 Rutgers, turned the ball over 26 times in the contest. The Jayhawks converted those Blue Jay giveaways into 36 points, including 22 on the fast break.

Taylor McIntosh also scored in double figures for Kansas with nine points to go with four rebounds and three blocks. Freshmen Nicollette Smith and Krysten Boogaard each potted nine.

The Jayhawks were outrebounded 43-41, and Creighton actually pulled down more offensive rebounds (24) than defensive (19). But those offensive boards went hand-in-hand with a 26.9 percent shooting performance from the Blue Jays, who were just 18-of-67 from the floor, including a 5-of-24 showing from three-point range.

Tuesday’s game was the first of five straight home contests for KU, who next plays Saint Louis at 4 p.m. this Sunday. That’s followed by a tilt next Thursday with Marquette and then a game a week from Sunday against Indiana.

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