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Women's Basketball Falls To Virginia Tech, 70-63

Kelly Hughes had a team-hgih 22 points in the loss.

Kelly Hughes had a team-hgih 22 points in the loss.

Feb. 2, 2014

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The Boston College women's basketball team lost in overtime, 70-63, to Virginia Tech on the road on Sunday afternoon at the Cassell Coliseum. The Eagles are now 11-12 on the season and 2-7 in the ACC, while Virginia Tech improved to 11-10 and 1-7 in the conference.

In overtime, the Eagles scored just one point and turned the ball over six times in the first three minutes, while Virginia Tech scored five points in the opening minute of play.

Boston College was led by freshman Kelly Hughes with 22 points and 15 points and nine rebounds from senior Katie Zenevitch. VTech's Vanessa Panousis finished with 18 points, while Monte Tellier had 17 points and seven assists.

Nicole Boudreau pushed the game into overtime on two free throws with 10 seconds left in regulation. Boudreau had a chance to win the game with four seconds left but her layup at the buzzer fell short.

The Eagles held a, 34-29, lead at the half behind 11 points from Hughes. BC's lead grew to 10 points with 2:20 left on a 12-5 run sparked by two three's by Hughes and hook shot by Katie Zenevitch (six points, five boards). BC shot 56.5% from the floor and went 5-for-10 from the 3-point arc. Virginia Tech went 6-for-17 from the three-point line in the half and shot 32 percent from the floor.

An 8-2 run by the Hokies erased the Eagles halftime lead - VT 37, BC 36. The Eagles missed nine of the first 10 shots they took in the second half. A layup by Hughes with 12:26 to play cut the Hokies lead to one point, 41-40 but Madison Penn runner gave her team a 3-point lead with 11:56 to play.

Hughes went on her own six point run and finished off with a Zenevitch lay-up, BC went up three, 48-45 with 7:27 to play. BC went up 52-47 after a jumper at the top of the key by Zenvitch but let Tech back in the game by putting them on the line three straight times down the floor. BC held a 52-51 lead with 3:20 left in the game. BC regained the lead, 54-53, on a pick and roll from Boudreau to Zenevitch with 2:04 left.

After a missed three by Hughes, V-Tech did not get a shot off and the Eagles had possession with 21.2 second to play. Boudreau drove to the hoop and was fouled. She calmly hit two free throws and BC held a 56-55 lead with nine seconds to play. After one made free throw by Tech's Monet Tellier, Boudreau drove the length of the floor but missed a layup at the buzzer.

BC shot just 22 percent from the floor in the second half, after shooting 56 percent in the first half ... The Eagles shot just 26.9 percent from the three-point line in the game ... This was the 21st meeting between BC and Virginia Tech ... Since joining the ACC, the two teams are dead even in action at, 6-6 ... The Eagles have had the same starters - Kristen Doherty, Katie Zenevitch, Lauren Engeln, Kat Cooper and Nicole Boudreau - in 18 of 23 games ... Remember to continue to follow the Eagles on Twitter/@bc_wbb or Coach Erik Johnson at - @BC_CoachJohnson ... Fans interested in obtaining a 2013-14 Women's Basketball Media Guide can purchase one in the BC Communications Office for $10 during office house (9-5 p.m.) ... Boston College will host Virginia (4-4 ACC, 11-10 overall) on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for the game.

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