Published Saturday, January 12, 2013 AT 7:54 PM / Updated at 7:54 PM
Women’s Basketball: Indiana State at Creighton
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

When: 2:05 p.m. Sunday
Where: D.J. Sokol Arena
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

Indiana State (10-4, 2-1)
F, Anna Munn, 5-10, Jr., 14.7
C, Racheal Mahan, 6-1, So., 13.6
G, Jessica Valley, 5-9, So., 3.9
G, Kasey Johnson, 5-8, Fr., 3.9
G, Taylor Whitley, 5-9, Sr., 10.5
Creighton (11-3, 3-0)
F, Sarah Nelson, 6-0, Jr., 12.4
C, A. Kamphaus, 6-3, Jr., 4.9
G, Carli Tritz, 5-11, Jr., 9.1
G, McKenzie Fujan, 5-11, Jr., 7.8
G, Ally Jensen, 5-6, Sr., 8.1

Scouting CU: The Bluejays are coming off another strong defensive performance in which they limited Illinois State to 29 percent field-goal shooting in Friday’s victory. Creighton ranks second in the Missouri Valley in scoring defense but will be facing an Indiana State team that ranks first. Forward Sarah Nelson turned in another impressive all-around performance as she scored 10 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had seven assists. Freshman Marissa Janning led the Bluejays with 11 points, the ninth time in the past 10 games she has scored 10 points or more. Janning scored just 12 points in her first four games but has not scored fewer than eight in her last 10 games. Carli Tritz scored eight points against the Redbirds to push her career total to 942. She needs 58 more to become the 24th player in program history to score 1,000.

Scouting ISU: The Sycamores picked up their first Valley road win of the season by winning 67-49 at Drake on Friday. Rachael Mahan and Taylor Whitley combined to score 43 points against the Bulldogs while making 16 of 26 shots. In addition to having the stingiest defense in the league, Indiana State has dominated its opponents on the boards and has made it to the free-throw line 288 times in 14 games. Mahan leads the Sycamores in rebounding with an 8.4 average, while guard Jessica Valley is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.

Opening tips: Creighton has won 10 of the past 11 meetings between the teams and leads the series 33-12. … Creighton has the best RPI ranking in the Valley at 24th (NCAA), while Indiana State’s is 135.

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