2016–17 Creighton Bluejays women's basketball team

The 2016–17 Creighton Bluejays women's basketball team represented Creighton University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Bluejays, led by 14th year head coach Jim Flanery, played their home games at D. J. Sokol Arena and were members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 24–8, 16–2 in Big East play to share the Big East regular season title with DePaul. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big East Women's Tournament where they lost to Marquette. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Toledo in the first round before losing to Oregon State in the second round.

2016–17 Creighton Bluejays women's basketball
Big East regular season co-champions
NCAA Women's Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig East
2016–17 record24–8 (16–2 Big East)
Head coachJim Flanery (14th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Matt Fritsche
  • Chevelle Herring
  • Linda Sayavongchanh
Home arenaD. J. Sokol Arena
2016–17 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#19 DePaul*162 .889  278  .771
Creighton162 .889  248  .750
Marquette135 .722  258  .758
St. John's117 .611  2212  .647
Villanova117 .611  2014  .588
Georgetown99 .500  1713  .567
Providence414 .222  1218  .400
Xavier414 .222  1218  .400
Seton Hall414 .222  1219  .387
Butler216 .111  625  .194
2017 Big East Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 29, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

2016–17 Creighton Bluejays women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G 1 Jade Owens 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) JrFenwick River Forest, IL
G 2 Myah Mellman 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) JrMason City Mason City, IA
G 3 MC McGrory 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) SrEdina Edina, MN
G 4 Aimee Rischard 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) JrMount Saint Mary Catholic Oklahoma City, OK
F 5 Jaylyn Agnew 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS FrAndover Andover, KS
F 11 Bailey Norby 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS JrForest Lake Forest Lake, MN
G 12 Lauren Works 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) SrLincoln Southwest Lincoln, NE
G 14 Sydney Lamberty 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) JrPark Cottage Grove, MN
G 21 Olivia Elger 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) SoRichwoods Peoria, IL
G 22 Brooke Kissinger (I)  5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) JrMinden
Illinois
Minden, NE
G 23 Marissa Janning 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS SrWatertown-Mayer Watertown, MN
F 33 Kylie Brown 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) JrSimley Inver Grove Heights, MN
F 40 Ali Greene 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) SoMahtomedi Lino Lakes, MN
F 45 Audrey Faber 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) SoDowling Catholic Clive, IA
F 50 Brianna Rollerson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) SrCentral Omaha, NE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2016*
7:00 PM
Fort Hays State W 90–56 
D. J. Sokol Arena (710)
Omaha, NE
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 PM
at South Dakota State L 56–61  0–1
Frost Arena (2,180)
Brookings, SD
11/13/2016*
2:05 PM
at Wichita State L 54–62  0–2
Charles Koch Arena (2,003)
Wichita, KS
11/17/2016*
7:00 PM
Drake W 80–77  1–2
D. J. Sokol Arena (847)
Omaha, NE
11/25/2016*
2:15 PM
vs. Missouri
Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division semifinals
L 63–72  1–3
St. George HS Gymnasium (437)
Freeport, BAH
11/26/2016*
3:15 PM
vs. Dayton
Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division 3rd place
W 56–53  2–3
St. George HS Gymnasium (456)
Freeport, BAH
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM
Kansas W 69–49  3–3
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,008)
Omaha, NE
12/07/2016*
12:00 PM
Nebraska–Omaha W 82–45  4–3
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,601)
Omaha, NE
12/10/2016*
2:00 PM
at Northern Iowa L 49–50  4–4
McLeod Center (1,235)
Cedar Falls, IA
12/18/2016*
2:00 PM
Nebraska W 80–64  5–4
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,160)
Omaha, NE
12/21/2016*
6:00 PM
at Marist W 72–50  6–4
McCann Field House (1,346)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Big East regular season
12/28/2016
4:00 PM, BEDN
Butler W 67–52  7–4 (1–0)
D. J. Sokol Arena (981)
Omaha, NE
12/30/2016
7:00 PM, BEDN
Xavier W 63–52  8–4 (2–0)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,104)
Omaha, NE
01/02/2017
7:30 PM, FS1
at Marquette W 83–63  9–4 (3–0)
Al McGuire Center (1,144)
Milwaukee, WI
01/04/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
at No. 23 DePaul L 65–79  9–5 (3–1)
McGrath-Phillips Arena (2,082)
Chicago, IL
01/08/2017
1:00 PM, BEDN
Georgetown W 70–68 OT 10–5 (4–1)
D. J. Sokol Arena (872)
Omaha, NE
01/10/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
Villanova W 60–46  11–5 (5–1)
D. J. Sokol Arena (707)
Omaha, NE
01/14/2017
11:00 AM, BEDN
at Providence W 58–51  12–5 (6–1)
Alumni Hall (384)
Providence, RI
01/20/2017
6:00 PM, BEDN
at St. John's W 55–43  13–5 (7–1)
Carnesecca Arena (502)
Queens, NY
01/22/2017
10:00 AM, BEDN
at Seton Hall W 70–60 OT 14–5 (8–1)
Walsh Gymnasium (618)
South Orange, NJ
01/27/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
No. 21 DePaul L 56–60  14–6 (8–2)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,313)
Omaha, NE
01/29/2017
1:00 PM, BEDN
Marquette W 80–77  15–6 (9–2)
D. J. Sokol Arena (996)
Omaha, NE
02/03/2017
6:00 PM, FS2
at Villanova W 47–44  16–6 (10–2)
The Pavilion (1,101)
Villanova, PA
02/05/2017
12:00 PM, BEDN
at Georgetown W 67–59  17–6 (11–2)
McDonough Gymnasium (691)
Washington, D.C.
02/11/2017
1:00 PM, BEDN
Providence W 88–57  18–6 (12–2)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,240)
Omaha, NE
02/17/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
Seton Hall W 61–44  19–6 (13–2)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,052)
Omaha, NE
02/19/2017
5:30 PM, BEDN
St. John's W 67–60  20–6 (14–2)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,140)
Omaha, NE
02/24/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
at Xavier W 67–57  21–6 (15–2)
Cintas Center (1,987)
Cincinnati, OH
02/26/2017
12:00 PM, BEDN
at Butler W 65–53  22–6 (16–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (759)
Indianapolis, IN
Big East Women's Tournament
03/05/2017
12:00 PM, FS2
(2) vs. (10) Butler
Quarterfinals
W 64–55  23–6
Al McGuire Center 
Milwaukee, WI
03/06/2017
3:00 PM, FS1
(2) No. 23 vs. (3) Marquette
Semifinals
L 65–72  23–7
Al McGuire Center 
Milwaukee, WI
NCAA Women's Tournament
03/17/2017*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
(7 S) vs. (10 S) Toledo
First Round
W 76–49  24–7
Gill Coliseum (4,692)
Corvallis, OR
03/19/2017*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
(7 S) at (2 S) No. 8 Oregon State
First Round
L 52–64  24–8
Gill Coliseum (5,680)
Corvallis, OR
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=Stockton Region.
All times are in Central.

Rankings

2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

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Legend
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  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See also

2016–17 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team

References

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