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Next Up For Women's Basketball Is No. 25 North Carolina

Shayra Brown led BC in scoring with a career-high 25 points in the loss to Virginia on Sunday.

Shayra Brown led BC in scoring with a career-high 25 points in the loss to Virginia on Sunday.

Jan. 24, 2012

Chestnut Hill, MA - BC vs. No. 25 North Carolina
WHERE: Carmichael Arena (6,822)

WHEN: Wed., January 25, 2012

TIME: 7 p.m.

TV: The game can be viewed live on All-Access.

RADIO: Tar Heel Sports Network.

TWITTER: @bc_wbb or @UNCWBB

The Boston College women's basketball team is in the midst of a six game slide. The Eagles are coming off a tough loss to Virginia, 69-58, in Charlottesville, VA. The Eagles are now 5-14 and 0-6 in the ACC. BC will travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to play No. 25 North Carolina on Wed., Jan. 25 (7 p.m.).


Boston College is 1-5 against the University of North Carolina.

The Eagles only win against UNC was at Carmichael Arena in North Carolina. On Feb. 11, 2011 the Eagles stunned UNC, 69-62, halting a four game losing streak. Carolyn Swords had 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocks while Kerri Shields added 13 points.

North Carolina bounced back last year snatching a victory from the Eagles at Conte Forum, 84-83. Jessica Breland had 18 points including a tip-in with seconds to play. Kerri Shields had 18 points, while Stefanie Murphy had 14 points.

BC head coach Sylvia Crawley and assistant coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton are both members of the North Carolina 1994 NCAA Championship team. Crawley graduated from UNC in 1994, while Yelton was a 1995 graduate.


Boston College will host No. 10 Miami on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. Prior to the women's game; BC men's basketball will host Miami at 1 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased prior to the game.


• Boston College lost to Virginia, 69-58, at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. The Eagles are now 5-14 and 0-6 in the conference.

• The Eagles were led by sophomore guard Shayra Brown with a career-high 25 points. Brown shot 10-for-11 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the three-point line. Sophomore Kristen Doherty finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists, while Katie Zenevitch added eight points.

• BC turned the ball over 20 times, three times in the final two minutes of the game.

• BC shot 48.9 percent from the floor while Virginia shot just 37 percent.

• Boston College lost the battle of the boards, 34-33.

• Virginia converted on 14 second chance points.


• Eagles freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her seventh start in the loss to Georgia Tech. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds a game. She is shooting 50% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line.

• In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 7.1 points per game and 2.8 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.


• Boston College sophomore guard Shayra Brown notched a career-high 25 points in the loss to Virginia.

• A native of Brooklyn, NY, Brown shot a career-high 10-for-11 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the 3-point line. Brown's perfect day from the 3-point line is also a career-high. Brown was 4-for-5 from the floor in the first half and finished with nine points. In the second half, Brown was 6-for-6 from the floor and hit all three of her long-range attempts.

• Her previous high was 19 points vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 11.


• Sophomore Kristen Doherty leads BC in steals with 27 thefts this season. Last year she had 69 steals, the most by a Boston College player since Aja Parham had 68 in the 2005 season.

• Doherty is just four steals away from 100 career thefts in two seasons.


• The Eagles hit six three-pointers against Virginia on Jan. 21. BC has hit six or more three's in the last five games. BC had seven three's against Florida State on Jan. 19. BC is shooting 28 percent from the three-point line this season (86-303).

THE 2011-12 EAGLES
• BC is averaging 58.6 points per game, while giving up 63.9 points per game.

• The Eagles are shooting 75.6 from the foul line this season.

• BC is averaging 17.1 turnovers a game.

• Junior Kerri Shields, who was named to the 2011-12 Jesuit Team Watch List, had one three pointer vs. Virginia. She has hit four three-pointers in a game five times this season. Shields' has 157 three-pointers made, which places her in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list. She needs two to pass Clare Droesch `05 (158 three's).

• Sophomore Tiffany Ruffin had eight assists in the win over CCSU on Jan. 2. It was a career-high for Ruffin. Her previous high was six against three different teams in her freshman campaign.

Kerri Shields leads BC in minutes played at 32.2, followed by Kristen Doherty with 31.7 minutes per game. Katie Zenevitch is third at 28.6 minutes per game.

Katie Zenevitch is the only player on the roster to record a double-double this season. She has two - one vs. Hampton and her second vs. St. Joe's.

• Freshman Joy Caracciolo leads all freshman in minutes played (334), points (90) and rebounds (55).

Tessah Holt has averaged 6.6 points since after missing the six games with an injury. Holt has played the last seven games and is averaging 22.9 minutes, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She is shooting 35.4 percent from the floor and 77.8 from the foul line.

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