Published Monday, January 21, 2013 AT 1:08 AM / Updated at 1:08 AM
Women’s basketball: Creighton at Missouri State
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

When: 7:05 p.m. Monday
Where: JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo.
TV: Fox Sports
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

CREIGHTON (12-4, 4-1)
F Sarah Nelson, 6-0, Jr., 12.6
C Alyssa Kamphaus, 6-3, Jr., 4.8
G Carli Tritz, 5-11, Jr., 8.6
G Ally Jensen, 5-6, Sr., 7.9
G McKenzie Fujan, 5-11, Jr., 7.6

MISSOURI STATE (9-7, 1-3)
F Whitney Edie, 6-1, Sr., 15.3
C Hillary Chvatal, 6-2, Fr., 1.7
G Hannah Wilkerson, 5-7, Jr., 10.0
G Kenzie Williams, 5-10, Fr., , 11.1
G Desiree Phillips, 5-10, Jr., 2.9

Creighton scouting report: Creighton’s chances for an at-large NCAA tournament bid took a hit with Saturday’s 22-point loss at Wichita State. The Bluejays started the week with a Missouri Valley Conference-best NCAA RPI of 24 and were ranked sixth in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major poll. Creighton scored 45 points in the loss at Wichita State — the Bluejays have scored more in two halves of games this season. Freshman Marissa Janning had a string of seven straight double-figure scoring games snapped against the Shockers. Janning went 0 for 6 from the field and score one point. She had scored 10 points or more in 10 of her previous 11 games. Sarah Nelson matched her career high with four steals at Wichita State to go with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Missouri State scouting report: The Lady Bears picked up their first conference win Saturday with an 80-77 victory against Drake. Coach Nyla Milleson juggled her lineup after three straight losses on the road, starting freshman Hillary Chvatal in place of senior Christiana Shorter and junior Diseree Phillips instead of Karly Buer. Shorter had started 113 of the Lady Bears’ previous 117 games and was averaging 11.9 points a game. She scored three points against Drake, making 1 of 5 shots from the field. Missouri State’s problems start on the defensive end as the Lady Bears are giving up 77 points in their four Valley games and 73.8 overall. Forward Whitney Edie has six double-doubles this season after not recording a double-double in her first 90 games. She is coming off a 25-point, 10-rebound performance against Drake.

Opening tips: The Lady Bears lead the series 31-17 and have won five of the past seven games. Creighton has not won in its past three trips to Springfield.

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