Emilee Daley hits three three's in the final two minutes to secure win over Duke.
Eagles-Black Bears at 1 p.m.
The team will face Saint Mary's on November 16th.
Blue Ribbon Panel picks BC to place 13th
USATSI photos women's basketball -- 2/8/15
Janaury 11, 2015
Boston College vs. No. 2 Notre Dame
Boston College vs. Florida State
Eagles take on ranked Duke
ERIK JOHNSON AS A COACH
• Enters his fourth season as the head coach at BC. Prior to arriving at The Heights in 2012, Johnson was the head coach at Denver from 2008-2012. This is Johnson's second stint at BC as he was an assistant coach from 2005-08.
• Last season, Johnson led the Eagles to a 13-17 overall record, and 5-11 in the conference.
• In non-conference play, the Eagles went 9-6 with a win at St. Mary's as well as wins against Boston University, Brown, Hartford and Providence.
• Under Coach Johnson's guidance, the Eagles defeated ACC foe and then No.13 ranked Duke on Jan. 22 at Conte Forum. It was the Eagles first win over a ranked opponent since 2010 when BC defeated No. 13 Maryland. It was also Coach Johnson's first win over a ranked opponent since the 2011 season when his Denver Pioneers defeated No. 19 Vanderbilt.
• The Eagles hit more three-pointers than any team in the ACC regular season with 250. They finished 11th in the country in three-pointers made per game (8.3) and 29th in 3-point field goal percentage (35.9).
• BC's expertise from long range helped the team set the program record in 3-point field goals made and attempted (250-696, .359).
• Sophomore Kelly Hughes hit 81 three-pointers, which stands as the fourth highest total in a single season by a BC player. She ranked 21st in the country and 3-pointers made per game (2.79) and 46th in 3-point field goal percentage (38.8).
• The Eagles also placed 43rd in the country in blocked shots (4.7 bpg.) and 80th in assists per game (14.4 spg.).
• Under Coach Johnson's tutelage, sophomore's Kelly Hughes and Emilee Daley have developed into all-around threats. Hughes led the team in scoring, rebounding and assists while averaging a team-high 33.6 minutes per game. Daley emerged as a starter in January and finished the season as the third leading scorer (8.7 ppg.) while hitting a career-high 49 three's.
• With five freshmen joining the roster, Johnson was able to get contributions from Ashley Kelsick, Katie Quandt and Marti Mosetti immediately. Kelsick started 24 of 30 games and was the fourth leading scorer and voted the teams' best defender. Quandt started the last 18 games of the season and hit two free throws in the final seconds to seal a win over Virginia Tech in March. Mosetti started 16 of 30 games at point and off guard spots. She added much needed energy and averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 assists per game.
Johnson's second season saw the Eagles go 12-19 overall.
In non-conference action, BC went 9-6 with wins on the road at Hofstra, at Providence as well as home wins over FIU, Hartford and Boston University.
The Eagles opened the ACC play with a home win over Virginia Tech and scored a big win over Miami by one point at Conte Forum. The Eagles also had a win over UVA by four points at home.
The 2013-14 team set a new program record for most three's made in a single season as the team hit 240 long range shots while shooting 36.9 percent. The team was ranked No. 15th in the country in 3-point field goal percentage and 29th in 3-pointers per game.
Freshman Kelly Hughes emerged in January to be the Eagles second outside threat as she ranked 17th in the country in 3-point field goal percentage and 75th in three's made per game. She broke teammate Nicole Boudreau's record of three's made by a freshman when she hit 74 three's last season. Boudreau hit 68 and was ranked 53rd in the country in 3-point field goal percentage.
The Eagles ranked 24th in the country in free throw percentage (75.1%), while senior Katie Zenevitch shot a team-high 80% from the line.
The team shot 42.7 percent from the floor, high enough to place 69th in the country in field goal percentage.
Johnson inherited a team in 2012-13 which won only seven games overall, including just two ACC victories. In his first season at the Heights, Johnson help the team improve to a 12-19 overall record, including five ACC regular season victories and a first round win over Virginia in the ACC Tournament.
In non-conference action, BC went 7-6 and had key wins over perennial power Rutgers as well as BYU.
The team won two straight ACC road games - at Virginia Tech and at Clemson - for the first time since entering the conference.
The team also won the final regular season ACC game vs. Georgia Tech, it was the first win over the Yellow Jackets since Jan. 17, 2010.
BC defeated Virginia twice - once in the regular season and in the first round of the ACC Tournament. It marked the first time BC had defeated UVA in the ACC Tournament and was the Eagles first ACC Tournament win since 2010.
The Eagles finished 33rd in the country in three-point field goal percentage and 100th in field goal percentage.
The team led the ACC and was 44th in the country in free throw percentage.
Under Johnson's guidance, then-freshman Nicole Boudreau was named to the All-ACC Freshman team and senior Kerri Shields shot a career-high 40.5% from the floor and 38.1% from the 3-point line. Shields' also became the all-time leader in 3-pointers made (252) and was the 22nd player in program history to score 1,000 points.
While at Denver, Johnson compiled a 72-52 overall record and a 44-24 record in the Sun Belt Conference. The Pioneers finished second in the West Division in each of Johnson's four years.
Coach Johnson's Denver teams posted 19 wins in his last two seasons.
Johnson created a winning tradition, as his teams posted a 24-4 record at home in his final two seasons at Denver.
In four years, Johnson placed five players on the Sun Belt All-Conference teams, including Freshman of the Year and two-time All-Conference player Kaetlyn Murdoch.
The 2011-12 team went 19-12 and cracked the Top 50 in December of 2011, prior to losing a key player to injury for the remainder of the season.
On December 2, 2011 Johnson led the Pioneers to their first victory over a ranked opponent in program history with a 77-65 win over No. 23 Vanderbilt.
The team also picked up wins over BCS opponents Minnesota (Big Ten), Oregon (Pac 12) and in-state rival Colorado (Pac-12).
Under Johnson's guidance, senior Kaetlyn Murdoch earned Sun Belt Conference first team honors while senior guard Emiko Smith was a second team honoree.
Murdoch, who scored her 1,000 career point as a junior, is currently the program's third all-time scorer with 1,810 points. She is fourth on the all-time list for rebounds with 848.
Smith broke her own single season assist record by dishing out a career-high 199 assists during her junior year, which placed her seventh in the nation. She is the program's all-time leader in assists with 533. Smith broke the assists record at Denver midway through her junior season.
Johnson's success in recruiting has been proven as the 2012 class at Denver was ranked 16th nationally among mid-major schools by ESPN.
In Johnson's third season at Denver, the Pioneers finished with a 19-12 record and received a WNIT invitation. Denver finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Sun Belt Conference in field-goal percentage (45.7%).
Denver finished 25th nationally and first in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (35.8%).
Johnson helped develop Brianna Culberson into an All-Sun Belt Conference second team honoree. She finished the season 37th in the nation in field goal percentage (52%) in 2010-11.
Britteni Rice finished ranked second in the Sun Belt and sixth in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (44.9%). Rice finished her career ranked 10th all-time in career points (1,283), and earned All-SBC second team honors in 2010-11.
In Johnson's second season the team went 18-13 with just seven players on the roster due to injuries. The Pioneers finished second in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference with a 12-6 record.
That season, Denver finished the season ranked third in the country in field goal percentage (48.2%) and 60th in assists (14.5 apg.).
In Johnson's inaugural season, the Pioneers went 16-15 overall record, including a 10-8 mark in the Sun Belt Conference.
The team advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Tournament with a historical win over North Texas before losing to Arkansas-Little Rock in double-overtime.
Prior to Denver, Johnson helped the Boston College women's program reach the NCAA Sweet 16 and post a 25-10 overall record in the 2005-06 season.
Johnson coordinated the recruitment of three key players - four-year starting guard Jaclyn Thoman, ACC Freshman of the Year Stefanie Murphy and three-time All-ACC center and current WNBA player Carolyn Swords. The class was ranked 16th by the Blue Star Report.
In their first season, Thoman, Murphy and Swords, started for the Eagles and led the team to a 21-11 season and a berth to the WNIT.
He orchestrated the signing of top 100 recruit Mia Nickson, who was a three-year starter at Penn State. She topped the 2008 signing class which was ranked 26th by Blue Star.
Prior to working at BC, Johnson was the Associate Head Coach at San Diego from 2002-05. He was an assistant from 1998-2002.
He also was an assistant coach at Rhode Island from 1995-1998.
OFF THE COURT
Guest speaker at the 2012 NCAA Tournament Clinics
Former WBCA Sun Belt Conference Coaches Captain from 2009-11.
Earned a degree in psychology from the University of California-San Diego in 1994.
Earned a master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island in 1997.
His wife, Laura, is a former volleyball player at Ohio State and was an alternate for the 2000 Olympic team.
They have two daughters, Daly (10) and Avery (9). Their four-year old son, Davis, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2010.
Johnson's Basketball File