Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 AT 10:11 PM / Updated at 10:11 PM
Women’s Basketball: Creighton at South Dakota State
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Brookings, S.D.
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

Creighton (0-1)
F, Sarah Nelson, 6-0, Jr., 6.0
C, Alyssa Kamphaus, 6-3, Jr., 2.0
G, Ally Jensen, 5-6, Sr., 13.0
G, Carli Tritz, 5-10, Jr., 5.0
G, McKenzie Fujan, 5-11, Jr., 7.0
South Dakota State (1-1)
F, Mariah Clarin, 6-1, So., 11.5
F, Leah Dietel, 6-1, Sr., 1.0
G, Gabrielle Boever, 5-9, So., 3.5
G, Megan Waytashek, 6-0, So., 11.5
G, Ashley Eide, 5-9, Sr., 11.5

Scouting Creighton: The Bluejays have a lot to work on after dropping their opening game 69-48 to nationally ranked Oklahoma. Creighton shot 26.2 percent — its lowest field-goal percentage since a .227 effort against Bradley in 2010 — and suffered numerous defensive breakdowns. Oklahoma also outrebounded the Bluejays by 11. The Sooners limited Carli Tritz, the Bluejays’ top returning scorer, to five points and Sarah Nelson, the No. 2 returning scorer, to six. It was just the ninth time one or the other failed to score 10 points or more in the same game. Senior Ally Jensen made three 3-point baskets against Oklahoma and is now tied for ninth on Creighton’s career chart with 151.

Scouting South Dakota State: The Jackrabbits, the preseason pick to win the Summit League, split a pair of games at a tournament in Minnesota last weekend. After losing its season opener by 24 points to Villanova, SDSU bounced back to post a 65-56 win over Washington State. Mariah Clarin scored 16 points in the win, and is one of three Jackrabbits averaging 11.5 points. Senior Ashley Eide shot 50 percent (5 of 10) from 3-point range in the two games. The Jackrabbits played in the NCAA tournament last season after winning the conference tournament for the fourth straight season.

Opening tips: Creighton is 3-0 against SDSU, with two of the wins coming in Omaha. … The Bluejays are 1-9 under Jim Flanery in road openers, with the lone win coming last season.

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