Creighton Bluejays women's basketball

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Creighton Bluejays
2016–17 Creighton Bluejays women's basketball team
Creighton Bluejays wordmark.svg
University Creighton University
Head coach Jim Flanery (11th season)
Conference Big East
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Arena D. J. Sokol Arena
(Capacity: 2,950)
Nickname Bluejays
Colors Blue and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament second round
1992, 1994, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1992, 1994, 2002, 2012, 2013
Conference tournament champions

Western Athletic Conference
1992


Missouri Valley Conference
2002, 2012


Big East Conference
Conference regular season champions

Western Athletic Conference
1991, 1992


Missouri Valley Conference
2002, 2003, 2013


Big East Conference
2017

The Creighton Bluejays women's basketball team represents Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big East after moving from the Missouri Valley Conference following the 2012–13 season. The Bluejays had competed in the Missouri Valley since the 1992-1993 season.[2] The women’s basketball team began competing as an independent in 1973-1974 under coach Eddye McClure, which was their first winning season with an 11-6 record.[2] The Bluejays are currently coached by Jim Flanery.

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Bluejays have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their record is 3–5.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1992 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Long Beach State
#2 Stephen F. Austin
W 79–66
L 74–75
1994 #10 First Round
Second Round
#7 Bowling Green
#2 Texas Tech
W 84–73
L 65–75
2002 #12 First Round #5 Florida International L 58–73
2012 #14 First Round #3 St. John's L 67–69
2013 #10 First Round
Second Round
#7 Syracuse
#2 Tennessee
W 61–56
L 52–68

WNIT and NWIT results[edit]

The Bluejays have appeared in eight Women's National Invitation Tournaments, and also appeared once in the WNIT's predecessor, the National Women's Invitational Tournament. Their combined record is 14–9.

Year Round Opponent Result
1987 First Round
Semifinals
Third Place Game
Stephen F. Austin
California
Providence
W 76–68
L 82–86
W 91–89
1999 First Round Kansas State L 60–71
2003 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Semifinals
Maine
Siena
Iowa
Auburn
W 74–67
W 96–86
W 70–64
L 62–73
2004 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Semifinals
Championship
Colorado State
Washington
Oregon State
Richmond
UNLV
W 79–68
W 74–69
W 74–64
W 81–72
W 73–52
2005 First Round Iowa L 52–67
2008 First Round
Second Round
South Dakota State
Marquette
W 76–69
L69–75 (OT)
2009 First Round
Second Round
UC Riverside
Kansas
W 64–51
L 64–79
2010 First Round
Second Round
Stephen F. Austin
Kansas
W 76–65
L 68–71
2011 First Round Northwestern L 63–89
2014 First Round
Second Round
Missouri
South Dakota State
W 77–51
L 51–62

Yearly records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Eddye McClure (Independent) (1973–1976)
1973–74 Eddye McClure 11–6
1974–75 Eddye McClure 5–8
1975–76 Eddye McClure 10–8
Eddye McClure: 26–22 (.542)
Gaye Kinnett (Independent) (1976–1979)
1976–77 Gaye Kinnett 10–10
1977–78 Gaye Kinnett 12–8
1978–79 Gaye Kinnett 11–9
Gaye Kinnett: 33–27 (.550)
Howard Faber (Independent) (1979–1980)
1979–80 Howard Faber 11–10
Howard Faber: 11–10 (.524)
Bruce Rasmussen (Independent) (1980–1992)
1980–81 Bruce Rasmussen 10–22
1981–82 Bruce Rasmussen 6–21
1982–83 Bruce Rasmussen 17–11
1983–84 Bruce Rasmussen 18–10
1984–85 Bruce Rasmussen 21–6
1985–86 Russ Sarfaty 20–8
1986–87 Bruce Rasmussen 23–7 NWIT 3rd Place
1987–88 Bruce Rasmussen 15–13
1988–89 Bruce Rasmussen 6–21 2–8 (HCAC) 6th
1989–90 Bruce Rasmussen 10–17 2–8 (HCAC) T-5th
Bruce Rasmussen (Western Athletic Conference) (1990–1992)
1990–91 Bruce Rasmussen 22–7 11–1 (WAC) 1st
1991–92 Bruce Rasmussen 28–4 13–1 (WAC) 1st NCAA Round of 32
Bruce Rasmussen: 196–147 (.571) 4–16 (.200) HCAC
24–2 (.923) WAC
Western Athletic Conference: 24–2 (.923)
Connie Yori (Missouri Valley Conference) (1992–2002)
1992–93 Connie Yori 20–8 12–4 T-2nd
1993–94 Connie Yori 24–7 14–2 2nd NCAA Round of 32
1994–95 Connie Yori 18–9 12–6 4th
1995–96 Connie Yori 15–13 10–8 T-4th
1996–97 Connie Yori 8–19 7–11 8th
1997–98 Connie Yori 16–12 11–7 3rd
1998–99 Connie Yori 16–14 9–9 7th WNIT 1st Round
1999-00 Connie Yori 12–15 7–11 6th
2000-01 Connie Yori 17–11 11–7 4th
2001-02 Connie Yori 24–7 16–2 1st NCAA Round of 64
Connie Yori: 170–115 (.596) 109–67 (.619)
Jim Flanery (Missouri Valley Conference) (2002–2013)
2002–03 Jim Flanery 24–9 13–5 T-1st WNIT Semifinals
2003–04 Jim Flanery 24–9 15–3 2nd WNIT Champions
2004–05 Jim Flanery 19–10 13–5 T-2nd WNIT 1st Round
2005–06 Jim Flanery 8–21 5–13 T-9th
2006–07 Jim Flanery 13–9 8–10 6th
2007–08 Jim Flanery 21–12 12–6 4th WNIT 2nd Round
2008–09 Jim Flanery 22–12 14–4 2nd WNIT 2nd Round
2009–10 Jim Flanery 21–11 13–5 2nd WNIT 2nd Round
2010–11 Jim Flanery 18–13 12–6 T-2nd WNIT 1st Round
2011–12 Jim Flanery 20–13 11–7 4th NCAA Round of 64
2012–13 Jim Flanery 25–8 15–3 T-1st NCAA Round of 32
Missouri Valley: 240–134 (.642)
Jim Flanery (Big East Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Jim Flanery 20-14 12-6 T-3rd WNIT 2nd Round
Big East: 12-6 (.667)
Jim Flanery: 131–67 (.662) Missouri Valley
12-6 (.667) Big East
Total: 671–462 (.592)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Creighton University Athletics Bluejay Logo Usage Guidelines (PDF). September 16, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Creighton Women's Basketball All-Time Results, retrieved 2013-Aug-10.

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