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Women's Basketballl Prepares For No. 4/5 Duke

Freshman Nicole Boudreau leads BC and the ACC in 3-point field goals made.

Freshman Nicole Boudreau leads BC and the ACC in 3-point field goals made.

Jan. 26, 2013




SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013 - 1 P.M. (NESN)

The Boston College women's basketball (8-10, 2-5 ACC) team will travel to Durham, NC to face No. 4/5 Duke University (17-1, 7-0 ACC) on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on your regional sports network (NESN).

Boston College is coming off a 69-57 loss at Virginia. The Eagles are on the second-leg of their third two-game ACC road trip in the month of January. BC opened the month of January at FSU followed by a game at Hampton. BC had a two-game win streak when the Eagles defeated Clemson and Virginia Tech on the road in the middle of the month. The game at Duke completes the crazy road schedule for the Eagles in January.

This will be the second meeting between BC and Duke this season. The two teams played on Jan. 6 at Conte Forum. Duke defeated BC, 90-53.

BC VS. #4/5 DUKE

• Boston College and Duke have played 12 times with the Blue Devils leading the series, 10-2.

• The two teams first met in 1989. BC lost to Duke, 85-64 on the road.

• BC has defeated Duke twice. The first came on Nov. 17, 1999 as the Eagles picked up a 77-70 win at Cameron. The second win came in 2009 at Conte Forum. BC defeated then-No. 6 ranked Duke, 61-57 behind 14 points from then-senior Carolyn Swords. It was the first time BC defeated Duke since joining the ACC.

Kristen Doherty has reached double-figures in scoring in the last nine games. Since ACC play began, Doherty is averaging 15 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Against UVA, Doherty went 8-for-8 from the foul line, setting a new career mark for most FT's made in a game. Against Wake Forest she notched a career-high 9 assists.

Kerri Shields, who led BC in scoring vs. UVA with 15 points, notched a career-high 11 rebounds in the win over Clemson on Jan. 13. Her previous high was 10 in an overtime victory over Penn State her sophomore season. She led BC with eight vs. Wake Forest on Sunday.

• Freshman Nicole Boudreau (44) and senior Kerri Shields (43) are 1-and-2 in the ACC in 3-pointers made.

• Red-shirt junior Tessah Holt is 13-for-13 from the foul line in the last five games.

• Junior Katie Zenevitch leads the Eagles and is third in the ACC n free throw percentage (85.7 FT%).

• BC has made 125 three-pointers this season, 39 more than its opponents.

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