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Maly, Creighton women top Colorado 84-74 in NCAA first round

NCAA Creighton Colorado Basketball
Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 19:27:43-04

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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 either No. 2 seed Iowa or No. 15 seed Illinois State in Sunday'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.