SHORELINE, Wash. –Creighton, Dayton, Georgia Tech, Missouri, and South Florida have all been selected for the postseason after playing in
Game No. 1
Georgia Tech 81, Dayton 68
In the opening game of the Freeport Division at the Junkanoo Jam, Georgia Tech defeated Dayton, 81-68. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early lead, but the Flyers responded with a run of their own and maintained a small lead through intermission. In the second half, Georgia Tech rattled off seven straight points and never conceded the lead again.
The Jackets’ Francesca Pan led all scorers with 25 points and pulled in a game-high eight rebounds. Pan was one of five scorers in double figures for Georgia Tech, who bested Dayton’s two double-digit scorers. The Flyers were led by Kelly Austria, but were unable to contain Tech’s bench, which outscored Dayton’s bench, 38-18.
Game No. 2
Missouri 72, Creighton 63
Missouri opened Junkanoo Jam action with a 72-63 victory over Creighton. The Tigers shot .565 (26-of-46) from the floor in the game, including .667 (6-of-9) from beyond the arc. Mizzou’s Cierra Porter finished one rebound shy of a double-double with game-highs of 19 points and nine rebounds.
Creighton finished with four scorers in double figures, led by Marissa Janning with 13 points. The Bluejays traded the lead with Missouri early in the contest, but consistent scoring from eight different Tiger players doomed Creighton.
Game No. 3
North Carolina 91, Minnesota 77
North Carolina’s Paris Kea dropped 32 points against Minnesota, as the Tar Heels dominated the Gophers in the fourth quarter for a 91-77 victory in their final game of the Junkanoo Jam. Kea finished with 14 made field goals and was complemented by a trio of other double-digit scorers.
Minnesota led by five points with five minutes remaining, as UNC rattled off a 14-0 run to take the lead and secure the victory. The Gophers’ Gadiva Hubbard and Carlie Wagner finished with 21 points and 19 points, respectively.