K-State Falls at Creighton, 63-54

OMAHA, Neb. - Kansas State cut a 19-point second-half deficit to seven, but it was too large to overcome as Creighton defeated the Wildcats, 63-54, Monday evening in K-State's first road game of the season at D.J. Sokol Arena.

The Wildcats (1-3) were 4-for-4 from three-point range in the final 2:15, but the hole the Cats dug themselves into at the beginning of each half was too large to climb out of as the Bluejays put the game away late from the free-throw line.

Down by 19 at 48-29 with 10:57 remaining in the game, Kansas State battled back as it went on a 16-7 run and pulled within 10 at 55-45 following a Brittany Chambers three-pointer with 2:15 to go. But Creighton (3-1) was true on eight of its final 10 free-throw attempts on the way to its first victory over Kansas State since 2007.

Kansas State made 21 field goals as opposed to Creighton's 20, while the two teams hit eight three-pointers apiece. The different in the game came at the free throw line as Creighton was 15-of-22, while the Cats shot just 4-of-12 from the charity stripe.

Creighton's Kelsey Woodard led all scorers with 15 points on 3-of-8 shooting, with all three makes coming from three-point range. Megan Neuvirth added 12 points for the Bluejays and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

The Wildcats were led by Chambers' 14 points, 12 of which came from behind the three-point arc, which tied a career high. Kari Kincaid was right behind Chambers with 13 points as she was 2-for-3 from three-point range. It marked her 31st career game with at least two three-pointers made, while her three attempts moved her into ninth place for a career in school history.

Freshman Taelor Karr added a career-high 11 points for the Wildcats, while Branshea Brown tied her season high with seven rebounds.

K-State spotted Creighton a 6-0 lead to start the game before the Cats went on a 7-0 run of its own to take a one-point lead. From there, the Bluejays went on a 14-1 run - capped by a Woodard three-pointer to put Creighton up 20-8.

The Cats would fight back as they cut the deficit to nine points at 26-17 after a Jalana Childs free throw with 4:06 left in the half. But, Creighton would grab a 15-point lead - its largest of the half - at 32-17 before going into the locker room with a 32-20 advantage.

The Wildcats would not help themselves in the first frame as K-State committed nine turnovers and shot just 3-of-10 from the free-throw line.

The beginning of the second half was more of the same as the Wildcats cut the lead to nine, but Creighton went on a 17-6 run to push the lead out to 19 at 48-29 before K-State caught fire and got back into the game late.

Kansas State will travel to Provo, Utah, to face Brigham Young on Friday. Tipoff at the Marriot Center is set for 4:30 p.m. (CT).