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Goodrich, McCray lift KU by Creighton

Angel Goodrich scored a career-high 20 points, Danielle McCray added 18 and No. 23 Kansas held off a second-half surge from Creighton for a 77-56 victory Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

In a game where Kansas struggled offensively, Goodrich turned in her best performance of the season. She had eight assists and three steals that led to easy layups.

Kansas used a strong first half, especially defensively, to build a 43-25 lead.

But Creighton managed to cut the lead to eight in the second half in large part to hot shooting to open the half.

Kellie Nelson scored 14 points for Creighton while Sam Schuett added 11.

The Jayhawks used a 14-0 run to pull away and defeat Creighton for the sixth consecutive time.

In Kansas' seven games this season, Goodrich hasn't finished with less than six assists.

CREIGHTON (5-3): Schuett 4-7 5-6 13, Nelson 7-15 0-1 14, Woodard 3-8 2-2 10, Herring 0-6 0-0 0, Neuvirth 3-11 2-3 8, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Crites 3-8 5-7 11, Jensen 0-2 0-0 0, Corbin 0-1 0-0 0, Frank 0-1 0-0 0. To tals 20-60 14-19 56.

KANSAS (7-2): Sutherland 3-6 9-10 15, Boogaard 5-6 0-0 10, McCray 5-16 6-8 18, Morris 0-5 2-2 2, Goodrich 8-16 3-4 20, Jacobs 0-2 0-0 0, Kohn 1-2 0-0 3, Engelman 1-3 0-0 3, C.Davis 0-0 2-2 2, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 24-57 24-28 77.

Halftime—Kansas 43-25. 3-Point Goals—Creighton 2-12 (Woodard 2-4, Neuvirth 0-1, Corbin 0-1, Jensen 0-2, Herring 0-2, Schuett 0-2), Kansas 5-10 (McCray 2-4, Kohn 1-1, Engelman 1-2, Goodrich 1- 3). Rebounds—Creighton 38 (Nelson, Neuvirth 8), Kansas 40 (Sutherland 10). Assists—Creighton 5 (Schuett 2), Kansas 13 (Goodrich 8). Total Fouls—Creighton 20, Kansas 19. A—3, 122.

Northwestern 53, Kansas State 50 — Kansas State was led by senior Ashley Sweat who scored 19 points.

Kari Kincaid and Taelor Karr each added eight points for the Wildcats while Branshea Brown got 10 rebounds.

KSU shot just 32.1 percent from the field.

NORTHWESTERN (7-2): Orban 3-6 4-4 12, Diamant 0-3 2-2 2, Jaeschke 8-18 0-2 16, Marshall 0-4 2-4 2, Cartwright 6-11 1-2 13, Mocchi 0-0 0-0 0, Reed 0-1 0-0 0, Hackney 3-3 0-0 8. Totals 20-46 9-14 53.

KANSAS STATE (4-5): Sweat 6-13 4-4 19, Childs 1-6 1-2 3, Chambers 3-10 0-0 7, Spani 0-2 0-0 0, Kincaid 3-8 0-0 8, Karr 3-8 0-0 8, White 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 1-5 1-2 10. Totals 18-56 6-8 50.

Halftime—NW 29-24. 3s — NW 4-14 (Hackney 2-2, Orban 2-3, Cartwright 0-1, Diamant 0-2, Jaeschke 0-2), KSU 8-23 (Sweat 3-6, Kincaid 2-4, Karr 2-5, Chambers 1-5, White 0-1, Spani 0-2). Rebounds — NW 36 (Orban 8), KSU 32 (Brown 10). Assists — NW 12 (Marshall 5), KSU 8 (Chambers, Kincaid, Karr 2). Total Fouls—NW 11, KSU 11. A—3,424.

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