Jan. 5, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
Where: Conte Forum
Time: 7 p.m.
Boston College is coming off a 57-49 victory over Central Connecticut to improve to 5-8. Tonight is the start of ACC action as the Eagles host Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech is currently 5-9 on the season and in last place in the conference. The Hokies are coming off a 53-33 win over Clemson on Monday, Jan. 2. Following tonight's game, Boston College will travel to Winston-Salem, NC and play at Wake Forest on Sunday, Jan. 8.
BOSTON COLLEGE FACTS
Boston College is averaging 60.7 points per game, while giving up 63.0
points per game.
Sophomore center Katie Zenevitch has notched two consecutive doubledoubles.
Zenevitch had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Hampton on
Dec. 22. She followed that performance up with an 18 point, 11 rebound effort
against St. Joe's on Dec. 29.
Sophomore Tiffany Ruffin had eight assists in the win over CCSU on Monday,
Jan. 2. It was a career-high for Ruffin. Her previous high was six against three
different teams in her freshman campaign.
Junior Alyssa Fressle contributed seven points and five rebounds off the
bench in the win over CCSU. It was the third time this season she has had five
or more rebounds in a game.
BOSTON COLLEGE (5-8) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (5-8)
This is the 16th meeting between the two teams.
Virginia Tech holds a 9-7 edge in the head-to-head series.
Since joining the ACC, the series is tied at 4-4.
BC head coach Sylvia Crawley is 5-1 against Virginia Tech.
Last season BC defeated the Hokies, 76-71, at Conte Forum. Boston College was led by Carolyn Swords
with 28 points and 11 rebounds, while Stefanie Murphy
had 13 points and six rebounds.
BC is averaging 60.7 points per game, while Virginia Tech is averaging 53.7 points per game. Both teams are turnover prone, as BC has 216 turnovers and the Hokies have 233.
Virginia Tech has won two straight games with wins over UMBC and Clemson.
THE 2011-12 EAGLES
Boston College is currently shooting 77.1 percent from the foul line, which leads the ACC.
BC has had six different starting lineups this season. The most consistent lineup has been the lineup of Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty, Katie Zenevitch, Shayra Brown and Tiffany Ruffin.
Freshman Joy Caracciolo started three games. Her first career start came in the win over Holy Cross on Dec. 18. She played a career-high 25 minutes vs. St. Joe's. Caracciolo is averaging 19.3 minutes, and 8.3 points in the last three games. She is also shooting 75 percent from the floor in the the run.
Freshman Victoria Lesko played a season-high 14 minutes vs. Holy Cross on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Junior Kerri Shields, who was named to the 2011-12 Jesuit Team Watch List, had four three's vs. CCSU. She has hit four three-pointers in a game three times this season. Shields' has 146 career three-pointers made, which places her seventh on the all-time program list. Kindyll Dorsey `07 is in the sixth spot with 151 three's.
Sophomore Kristen Doherty leads BC in steals with 16 thefts. Last year she had 69 steals, the most by a BC player since Aja Parham had 68 in the 2005 season.
Katie Zenevitch leads BC in scoring (11.2 ppg) and rebounds (7.2 rpg.). She also leads the team in blocked shots (10) and field goal percentage (51.8).