Feb. 1, 2014
Blacksburg, VA -
Boston College (11-11, 2-6 ACC) at Virginia Tech (10-10, 0-7 ACC)
WHEN: Sunday, February 2, 2014
TIME: 2 p.m.
WHERE Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA
Boston College will look to halt a four-game losing streak as the Eagles travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to pay Virginia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 2 (2 p.m.). This will be the second meeting between BC and V-Tech this season. The teams met on Jan. 5 at Conte Forum. BC defeated the Hokies, 70-63.
BC is coming off a road loss at Pittsburgh, 67-65, on Thursday night. The Eagles held a 10 point lead at the half. Pittsburgh outscored the Eagles, 10-1, in the final three minutes of play to pick up the victory.
Nicole Boudreau and Lauren Engeln led BC with 15 points apiece while Kelly Hughes had 14 points.
Senior Kristen Doherty added 12 points, four assists and three steals. Virginia Tech lost to No. 2 Notre Dame, 74-48, on Thursday night. Vanessa Panousis led the Hokies with 12 points, while Ujo Ugoka had 10 points and eight rebounds. Tech was down, 37-19, at the half and shot 29 percent from the floor in the game.
BC vs. Virginia Tech
- Today's game is the 21st meeting between Boston College and Virginia Tech.
- The series is currently tied at 10-10. BC is 4-3 at home and 4-4 on the road.
- At a neutral site, the Hokies lead the series, 3-2.
- Since joining the ACC, the Boston College leads the series, 6-5.
- BC defeated Virginia Tech on Jan. 5 at Conte Forum, 70-63. Freshman Kelly Hughes hit a long three with 26 seconds to play to give BC a five point lead. She then stole a pass at the top of the key and hit a layup to seal the victory. Hughes had 12 points, while senior Kristen Doherty and sophomore Nicole Boudreau with 16 points apiece.
BC IN JANUARY
- Boston College is 3-6 in the month of January. Four of the six losses have been against ACC teams that are ranked - No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Duke and No. 7 UNC and No. 23 NC State.
- In the month, Boston College is shooting 39.2% while opponents are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor.
- The Eagles are shooting just 32.2 percent from the 3-point line while teams are shooting 35.5.
- BC is averaging 15.1 turnovers and 13.7 assists in the nine games in January.
- Individually, Katie Zenevitch is shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds a game.
LAST TIME OUT
The Boston College women's basketball team (11-11, 2-6) lost, 67-65, to Pittsburgh (10-11, 2-5) on Thursday night at the Petersen Events Center in an ACC matchup. BC was led by Nicole Boudreau with 15 points and Lauren Engeln added 15 points while freshman Kelly Hughes chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds. Pittsburgh was led by Asia Logan with 24 points and Brianna Kiesel had 16, including the winning basket with three seconds to play.
- Boston College is 12th in the nation and 2nd in the ACC in free throw percentage (76.8%).
- The Eagles hit 15-of-16 foul shots in the last game at Pittsburgh.
- BC has shot over 80% from the line in nine games this season.
- Senior Kristen Doherty has led the team in scoring and assists in 10 games this season.
- Freshman Kelly Hughes is third in the ACC and 21st in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (43.6%). She also leads all ACC freshman in field goals made (51) and percentage.
- Sophomore Nicole Boudreau has 53 consecutive games since arriving at the Heights last season.
- The Eagles are shooting 35.6 percent (23-for-65) from the three-point line in the last three games.
- BC is third in the ACC in 3-point field goal percentage (36.3%), behind Notre Dame and Duke.
- Boston College is 31st in the country in three-pointers made per game (7.7) and 34th in 3-point field goal percentage (36%).
- Four players - Kristen Doherty, Katie Zenevitch, Nicole Boudreau and Lauren Engeln - have started every game this season.
- Remember to continue to follow the Eagles on Twitter/@bc_wbb or Coach Erik Johnson at - @BC_CoachJohnson.
- Fans interested in obtaining a 2013-14 Women's Basketball Media Guide can purchase one in the BC Communications Office for $10 during office house (9-5 p.m.).
- The Eagles next home game is on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the ticket window prior to the game.