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Women's Basketball Prepares for No. 10 Maryland

Tessah Holt is one of three Eagles celebrating a birthday on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Tessah Holt is one of three Eagles celebrating a birthday on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Feb. 1, 2012

Chestnut Hill, MA - Boston College at No. 10 Maryland

When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Where: Comcast Center, College Park, Maryland

Time: 7 p.m.

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The Boston College women's basketball team is coming off a tough loss to No. 8 Miami, 88-57, at Conte Forum. The Eagles are now 5-16 and 0-8 in the ACC. BC will play at No. 10 Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Comcast Center in College Park, MD.

BC vs. No. 10 Maryland

Boston College and Maryland have played 13 times with the Terps leading the head-to-head series, 11-2. Since BC head coach Sylvia Crawley arrived at the Heights she is 2-4 against the Terrapins. BC's fi rst win over the Terps came on Feb. 15, 2010 at Conte Forum, 83-70. On Jan. 13, 2011, the Eagles earned its first win over the Terps at the Comcast Center. BC won the game, 78-69, behind 17 points from Stefanie Murphy and 13 points apiece from Jaclyn Thoman and Carolyn Swords. Maryland got revenge on Feb. 27, 2011 as the Terps defeated BC, 78-69.

Last six games vs. Maryland


2/09/09 L H 81-85

2/27/09 L A 74-86

1/14/10 L A 65-72

2/15/10 W H 83-70

1/13/11 W A 78-69

2/27/11 L H 69-78

LAST TIME OUT

• Boston College lost to No. 10 Miami, 88-57, at Conte Forum.

• BC was led by Tessah Holt with 12 points and Joy Caracciolo with 10 points.

• Boston College committed 15 of its 20 turnovers in the first half.

• The Eagles lost the battle of the boards, 50-29. Miami had 23 offensive boards, while BC had only seven.

• BC shot only 36 percent from the floor while Miami shot 45 percent. BC did Shoot 45 percent from the three-point line.

SHARP SHOOTERS
• BC is 17th in the country and first in the ACC in foul shooting. The Eagles are 262-for-343 for a 76.4 average.

Tessah Holt is shooting 86.2 percent from the charity stripe, while Shayra Brown is shooting 79.2 percent from the line followed by Alyssa Fressle at 79.1 percent. Kate Zenevitch is 31-for-40 for 77.5 percent from the line.

MOVING FORWARD

• Eagles freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her eighth start in the loss to No. 25 UNC. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds a game. She is shooting 48% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line.

• In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 6.1 points per game and 2.8 rebounds. She is also shooting 52 percent from the field and 73 percent from the foul line, while averaging 23.1 minutes a game.

WHAT CAN BROWN DO?

• Boston College sophomore Shayra Brown earned her 12th start in the loss to Miami on Jan. 29. Brown is averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds a game.

• 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 vs. Virginia. Brown's perfect day from the 3-point line was 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.

• She is shooting 79 percent from the foul line this season. She is 61-for-77.

SHE'S A THIEF

• Sophomore Kristen Doherty leads BC in steals with 28 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 three steals away from 100 career thefts in two seasons. She has three steals in five games this season.

FROM THE ARC

• The Eagles hit six three-pointers in the loss to No. 25 UNC on Jan. 25. It was the six consecutive games in which BC hit six or more three's in a game. Kerri Shields had four of the six three's vs. UNC.

• BC shot a season-high 45 percent from the arc against Miami on Jan. 29. The team went 5-for-11 from the floor, with Tessah Holt hitting three from long range.

LAST THREE GAMES

• BC is 0-3.

• Rebounding has been a problem and in the last three games as the Eagles have lost the battle,137-98. Katie Zenevitch leads BC in the run with a 4.0 average.

Shayra Brown leads BC in scoring with a 15.7 average. She had 17 against vs. UNC. Katie Zenevitch is averaging eight points in the last three games.

• The Eagles are shooting 37.8 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the foul line. BC is shooting 37.8 percent from long range.

• In the last three games, BC is averaging 53.7 points per game, while opponents are averaging 78.0 points.

YOUTH MOVEMENT

• BC has started four sophomores in nine games this season. In 13 games, BC has started at least three sophomores. BC has had 10 different starting lineups this season.

• Eleven times the Eagles have started three sophomores, a freshman and one junior.

• Junior Kerri Shields is the only player to have started every game this season.

BIRTHDAY PALOOZA

Feb. 2 is a special day for three current Eagles. Senior Marissa Mello, sophomore Tessah Holt and freshman Victoria Lesko will all be blowing out candles today! Happy Birthday Mello, T-Holt and Vic!

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