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Creighton women's basketball upsets Iowa to advance in NCAA Tournament

Posted at 7:06 PM, Mar 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 09:06:52-04

Creighton women's basketball, the 11-seed in the Kansas City Region in the NCAA Tournament, upsets the 6-seed Iowa, 76-70 final, to advance to the second round.  This is the second consecutive year Creighton has picked up a win in the NCAA Tournament.

CU's Sydney Lamberty hit a lay-up at the buzzer to end the first half to give Creighton a 34-31 lead at the break.  The Bluejays then extended the lead to six, 56-50, after the third quarter. CU then held off the Hawkeyes in the 4th quarter to pull off the upset victory.

The Bluejays were led by a team-high 24 points from Jaylyn Agnew, who went 4 of 6 from three-point range for CU on Saturday afternoon.  Lamberty, a senior guard, also added 20 points for the Jays.

Creighton advances to face the 3-seed UCLA on Monday.  The Bruins are hosting the first and second round games in Los Angeles, CA.