Women's Basketball Hit The Road For Two ACC Games
Jan. 8, 2014
South Bend, IN -
Boston College (10-5, 1-0 ACC) at No. 2 Notre Dame (13-0, 1-0 ACC)
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 - 7 p.m.
at Notre Dame, Ind. - - Purcell Pavilion
Watch on NDTV - http://watchnd.tv/#!/games/1739216
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Boston College improved to 10-5 and has won seven straight games. It marks the first time the BC program has won consecutive games since 2010-11 when the team opened up the season at 11-0.
The Eagles are coming off a, 70-63, victory in the ACC season opener against Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Kelly Hughes scored 10 of her 12 points in the final nine minutes of action. Hughes hit a key three-pointer with 26 seconds to play, followed by a steal and lay up to seal the victory. Senior Kristen Doherty and Nicole Boudreau chipped in with 16 points apiece while Katie Zenevitch notched 13 points and nine rebounds.
Senior center Katie Zenevitch is just four points from reaching the 1,000 point plateau. A native of Methuen, MA, Zenevitch passed the 500 rebound mark in the first game of the season vs. Stanford. She now has 996 points and 604 rebounds.
BC vs. NOTRE DAME
Today's game is the 18th meeting between No. 2 Notre Dame and Boston College (10-5).
The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series, 12-5. BC has not defeated Notre Dame since March 19, 2006 when the Eagles earned a, 78-61, victory in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Johnson, as well as Coach Hawkins, were assistant coaches for the BC program in the win. The Eagles then defeated No.1 ranked Ohio State in the next round before losing to Utah by four points in the Sweet 16.
BC and Notre Dame first played on Dec. 23, 1983 with the Eagles earning a, 59-55, victory. The last time the two teams played was on November 23, 2008. Notre Dame beat BC, 102-54, at Conte Forum.
Sr., G, Kristen Doherty - 14.9 ppg.
Sr., F, Katie Zenevitch - 11.8 ppg.
Jr., G, Lauren Engeln - 7.8 ppg.
So., G, Nicole Boudreau - 11.2 ppg.
Jr., F, Kat Cooper - 9.1 ppg.
LAST THREE GAMES
In the last three games, BC is averaging 77 points per game and shooting 47.1 percent from the field. The Eagles have out-scored opponents, 231-201 (+10) and won the battle of the boards, 108-90.
In the three game run, Boston College is shooting 36.1% (26-for-72) from the three-point line and 84.9 percent from the foul line (45-for-53, 84.9%).
BC had 18 team assists and just 10.3 turnovers a game in the last three games.
BC Coach Erik Johnson stresses the importance of free throws on a daily basis. The Eagles are currently third in the ACC in free throw percentage (183-for-243, 75.3%) and 19th in the nation.
BC has shot over 70% from the foul line in nine games this season. The Eagles have shot over 80% in six games this year.
Boston College shot 91.3 percent from the foul line in the win against Mount St. Mary's on New Year's Day. Kristen Doherty went 8-for-8, while Katie Zenevitch hit 7-for-8. Nicole Boudreau went 4-for-5.
Against Providence on Dec. 29, Boston College shot 88.9% from the line.
The Eagles were perfect from the foul line against Holy Cross (11-for-11).
In the last five games, BC is shooting 85.9 percent (61-for-71).
THREE FOR ALL
Despite the loss of the Eagles No. 1 three-point threat in years upon Kerri Shields graduation in 2013, Boston College continues to be a threat from long range. The Eagles have the most dangerous duo in the ACC - Nicole Boudreau and Kelly Hughes. The two guards have combined for 67 three's made, the most made by two ACC teammates.
Last season, Boudreau led all ACC freshman in 3-pointers made. She set a new Eagles rookie record when she hit 71 3's. Boudreau, who had four three's in the win over V-Tech, is currently third in the ACC in 3-PT FG% (46.1%) and is sixth in 3's made (35). (as of Jan. 6)
Hughes, who earned All-ACC Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 23, is fifth in the conference in 3-PT. FG% (43.8%) and ninth in three-pointers made (32). The Eagles guard nailed a long three to give BC a 5-point lead with 26 seconds to play in the win over V-Tech. She has hit a three-or-more in six games. Her career-high was vs. Iowa (5-for-6) on Nov. 29.
As of Jan. 6, the team is second in the ACC in 3-point percentage (38.4%). (121-for-315). The team tied the program record when it hit 14 three's in the win over UNH on Dec. 15.