Women's Basketball Hosts FSU
Jan. 18, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA - GAME 18
FLORIDA STATE AT BOSTON COLLEGE
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012
CONTE FORUM - - CHESTNUT HILL, MA
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TIME: 7 p.m.
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The Boston College women's basketball team is in the midst of a four-game slide. The Eagles (5-12, 0-4 ACC) are coming off a tough home loss to Georgia Tech, 68-58, on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Conte Forum.
BC vs. FLORIDA STATE
This will be the ninth time BC and Florida State have played. Boston College has defeated the Seminoles only once in eight games. FSU leads the all-time head-to-head series, 7-1.
The Eagles only win over the Seminoles took place at the ACC Tournament in 2010. Boston College earned a 67-60 victory behind 14 points from Stefanie Murphy, 13 from Jasmine Gill and 11 from Carolyn Swords.
Last season, Boston College dropped a high-scoring affair to the Seminoles, 102-93, at Conte Forum. Stefanie Murphy had a career-high 30 points and Jaclyn Thoman added 17 points and five assists in the loss.
The Eagles will travel to Virginia to play the Cavaliers on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Remember to follow on gametracker or Twitter/bc_wbb.
LAST TIME OUT
Boston College lost to Georgia Tech (13-5, 3-2), 68-58, at Conte Forum on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Eagles (5-12, 0-4) were led by Kerri Shield with 15 points and Tessah Holt with 10. Tech's Sasha Goodlett notched career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (16) while Tyaunna Marshall added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
This was the second straight game BC played without its starting point guard Tiffany Ruffin. Ruffin was injured in the Wake Forest game on Jan. 8.
Junior Kerri Shields played 27 minues and hit 4-for-9 from the 3-point line and hit two in the second half which cut the deficit to two points.
Tessah Holt recorded her first career start at Boston College. The sophomore had 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes of action.
Boston College lost the battle of the boards, 40-28.
This was the first game back for sophomore Katie Zenevitch. The 6-foot-3 forward played 24 minutes and had seven points and three assists.
Alyssa Fressle had seven points and eight boards off the bench.
Joy Caracciolo earned her sixth start in the loss to Georgia Tech in her rookie campaign. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 4.8 points and 2.98 rebounds a game. She is shooting 51.8 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line.
In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 7.2 points per game and 2.7 rebounds. She is also shooting 64 percent from the field and 73.3 percent from the foul line, while averaging 23.7 minutes a game.
THE 2011-12 EAGLES
BC is averaging 58.6 points per game, while giving up 63.4 points per game.
The Eagles are shooting 75.6 from the foul line this season.
BC is averaging 17.4 turnovers a game. After turning the ball over 20 or more times in the first three ACC games, BC only had 12 turnovers vs. Georgia Tech.
The Eagles hit six three's against Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. It was the third straight game BC has hit five or more from long range.
Junior Kerri Shields, who was named to the 2011-12 Jesuit Team Watch List, had four three's vs. Georgia Tech. She has hit four three-pointers in a game five times this season. Shields' has 155 career three-pointers made, which places her in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list. She needs four to pass Clare Droesch `05 with 158 three's.
BC has had 10 different starting lineups this season. The most consistent lineup of Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty, Katie Zenevitch, Shayra Brown and Tiffany Ruffin has started seven times this season.
LAST THREE GAMES
Rebounding has been a problem and in the last three games BC has lost the battle of the boards by eight vs. Wake and 12 vs. both NC State and Georgia Tech.
Kristen Doherty leads BC in scoring with a 15.7 ppg. She is also the top rebounder at 5.3 boards a game. Kerri Shields is second in scoring at 10.7 ppg. Doherty is averaging 37.7 minutes while Shields is at 34.3 mpg.
The Eagles are shooting 71.4 percent from the foul line in the last three games.
BC is averaging 19.0 turnovers and 8.3 steals in the last three games.