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Creighton University Athletics – Women’s Basketball Begins Three-Game Stretch in Florda Against Seminoles

Omaha, Neb. — The Creighton women’s basketball team looks to extend its three-game winning streak as the Bluejays start a three-game stretch in Florida against the Florida State Seminoles (RV) on Sunday, Dec. 16th in Tallahassee.

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Series with Florida State: Creighton Trails 1-0
The first and only previous meeting between the Bluejays and the Seminoles came last
season as Florida State claimed a 92-82 win over Creighton on Dec. 21, 2017.

Last 10 Games with Florida State:

Date    Opponent    Score

12/21/17    #13 Florida State    L, 82-92

About Florida State

  • Located in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Florida State turned over its entire starting unit from last season, bringing back just four letter winners from a squad that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
  • Head coach Sue Semrau is in her 22nd season at Florida State, entering the season with a 405-240 record.

Scouting Florida State (9-1)
Despite entering the season with a roster of 11 players, including five true freshman and a redshirt freshman, the Seminoles have played like a veteran group with nine victories in ten contests. The Seminoles have gotten the job done in a variety of ways, winning close battles with St. John’s, Mercer and Florida, as well as posting decisive victories against Tory, North Florida, Jacksonville and Penn State.

Redshirt junior Kiah Gillespie and junior Nicki Ekhomu have guided the Seminoles with 17.7 ppg and 13.1 ppg respectively this season. Florida State continues to do the majority of their work inside the arc. The Seminoles have averaged just over six treys per contest.

One problem area for the Seminoles has been turnovers as Florida State has given the ball up 143 times in 10 games, 14.3 per contest.

Scouting Creighton (4-4)

A three-game win streak that brought the Bluejays back to .500 has concided with Creighton getting progressively healthier. Junior forward Jaylyn Agnew returned in the last two victories, while junior Olivia Elger continues to work her way back on the hardwood.

Agnew was a force against her hometown team, delivering 22 points in Creighton’s 83-71 win at Wichita State on Dec. 8. Agnew’s presence on the floor showed as the Bluejays set a program record with 18 three-pointers in the win at Wichita State.

Bluejays Raise Long Range Mark Knocking Down 18 Treys Against Wichita State

The Bluejays showed tremendous marksmanship in their 83-71 win over Wichita State on Dec. 8 as Creighton hit a program record 18 three-point shots. The previous record of 17 treys came was tied last season in Creighton’s 92-82 loss to #13 Florida State on Dec. 21, 2017.  

Creighton also hit 17 treys came in a win over Providence (Feb. 11,2017). Creighton has knocked down 16 or more three-pointers in six contests, the Bluejays are 5-1 in those games.

Date    Opponent    3FGM

12/8/18    at Wichita State    18

12/21/17    vs. #13 Florida State    17

2/11/17    vs. Providence    17

12/7/16     vs. Nebraska-Omaha    16

1/5/13    at Evansville    16

12/22/12    vs. South Florida (in Cancun)    16

11/27/09    at UC Davis    16

Wichita native Jaylyn Agnew Dazzles in Front of Her Home Crowd

Returning home for the second time in her career, junior Jaylyn Agnew was dominant with 22 points in the Bluejays’ 83-71 win at Wichita State on Dec. 8. Sidelined for four games with a partially torn tendon in her shooting hand, Agnew stepped back in the starting lineup and knocked down six treys.

Agnew was adamant about wanting to return to the floor before facing the Shockers from her hand injury and fortunately her body cooperated. Agnew got back on the floor for 33 minutes against the Mavericks, knocking any rust off as she went 5-of-9 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds.

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