Maly, Creighton Women Top Colorado 84-74 In NCAA First Round


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Morgan Maly matched a career high with 20 points and Lauren Jensen and Molly Mogensen each had 16 as 10th-seeded Creighton defeated No. 7 seed Colorado 84-74 in an NCAA tournament first-round game.

Emma Ronsiek added 10 points for the Bluejays, who won in their first NCAA appearance since 2018. Creighton is 21-9 and will play No. 2 seed Iowa in Sundayโ€™s Greensboro Region second round.

Colorado finished the season at 22-9. Creighton led 63-61 with 6:54 left in the fourth quarter, then went on a 7-0 run. That burst was helped by cold shooting by the Buffaloes, who missed 10 of 11 shots during one stretch early in the quarter.