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Boston College To Play at Virginia Tech Tonight





Feb. 12, 2012

WHO: BC at Virginia Tech
WHERE: Cassell Coliseum - Blacksburg, VA
TIME: 7 p.m.
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The Boston College women's basketball team hits the road this week with a tilt tonight at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Eagles and Hokies will tip off at 7 p.m. tonight at Cassell Coliseum on the campus of Virginia Tech.

BC is in the midst of an 11 game losing streak. The Eagles are still in search of their first conference victory. BC is coming off a tough home loss to No. 5/5 Duke, 71-62, at Conte Forum on Thursday. Boston College is now 5-19 overall and 0-11 in the ACC.

BC vs. VIRGINIA TECH

  • This is the 17th meeting between the two teams.
  • Virginia Tech holds a 10-7 edge in the head-to-head series.
  • Since joining the ACC, the VT has a 5-4 edge. BC head coach Sylvia Crawley is 4-2 against Virginia Tech.
  • The two teams met at Conte forum on Jan. 5 to start the 2011-12 ACC season. BC lost 38-35 as V-Tech's Alyssa Feynn hit a jumper with just over a minute to play to play to seal the win. It was the lowest scoring game at Conte Forum since the 1997-98 season when BC lost to Villanova, 41-37.

CRUSH CANCER FUND FOR CLARE

  • Recently the Boston college women's basketball program learned some upsetting news about of its family members. Clare Droesch, who played at BC from 2001-2005, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The CRUSH CANCER FUND FOR CLARE was set up through the Rockaway non-profit organization, the Graybeards.
  • The Boston College women's basketball team will sport pink shirts and Clare's No. 15 logo will adorn each jersey.
  • On Monday, Feb. 13, Boston College will begin an auction of items, including a signed Matt Ryan game shirt, with all proceeds going to Clare's Fund to help pay for medical expenses.
  • To donate go to www.graybeards.com/index/donations - add to card and click on Clare's photo.

LAST TIME OUT

  • Boston College lost to No. 5 Duke, 71-62, at Conte Forum.
  • Kristen Doherty led BC with 17 points and five boards, while Katie Zenevitch added 11 points and four rebounds. Shayra Brown had 12 points off the bench.
  • BC shot 41 percent from the floor but Duke shot a sizzling 52.8 percent.
  • The Eagles lost the battle of the boards, 32-24.
  • BC had 13 turnovers and forced Duke into 15 turnovers.

ON THE MARK

  • BC is 19th in the country and first in the ACC in foul shooting. The Eagles are 298-for-391 (76.2%).
  • Tessah Holt is shooting 86.5 percent from the charity stripe, while Katie Zenevitch is 33-for-42 (79.5%).

SHE'S A STARTER

  • Eagles freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her ninth start in the loss to No. 9/10 Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 2. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. She is shooting 45% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line.
  • In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 6.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds. She is also shooting 51 percent from the field and 81 percent from the foul line, while averaging 22.4 minutes a game.

SHE'S A THIEF

  • Sophomore Kristen Doherty leads BC in steals with 31 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 had one steal in the Duke game on Thursday and reached the 100 career theft mark. She has three steals in five games.

SEEING DOUBLE

  • Sophomore Katie Zenevitch notched her third double-double of the season in the loss to Wake Forest on Sunday. Zenevitch had 20 points and 10 rebounds. She was 9-for-12 from the floor and had three assists and two blocks. In the game vs. No. 10 Maryland, Zenevitch missed a double-double by two points - she finished with eight points and 12 boards. Her previous double-doubles were against Hampton and St. Joe's. She now has four in her career.

YOUTH MOVEMENT

  • Junior Kerri Shields is the only player to have started every game this season.
  • Sophomore guard Tessah Holt has started the last four games.
  • BC has started four sophomores in 11 games this season. In 14 games, BC has started at least three sophomores. BC has had 12 different starting lineups this season.
  • Eleven times the Eagles have started three sophomores, a freshman and one junior.

THE 2011-12 EAGLES

  • 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. Ruffin played 29 minutes vs. Maryland and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and notched seven points.
  • Freshman Kat Cooper played a career-high 21 minutes against Maryland on Thursday. Cooper shot 2-for-10 from the floor, but 2-for-3 from the three-point line. She also had a career-high three assists.
  • Shayra Brown and Kristen Doherty have led BC in scoring six times this season. Joy Caracciolo is the only freshman to lead BC in scoring this season. She has done it twice - vs. VTech and Maryland.

MILESTONES

  • Kristen Doherty passed the 500 point mark after scoring 17 vs. Duke on Thursday. She also grabbed her 100th career steal in the game.
  • Kerri Shields is just 37 points away from 700 career points. She needs just 22 more three's to move into third place on the all-time list at BC.

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, 120-101. Katie Zenevitch leads BC in the run with a 8.7 rebounds a game.
  • Katie Zenevitch leads BC in scoring in the last three games. She is averaging 13.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game. Tessah Holt is averaging nine points, while hitting 4-of-11 from the three point line.
  • BC is shooting 32.6 percent from the floor and averaging 55.3 points in the run.
  • At the foul line BC has shined all season, shooting 75% in the last three games.

NEXT UP

  • The Eagles will host Clemson on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Please remember to wear pink, as it is BC's Play4 Kay Night. BC will also honor the senior class - Marissa Mello along with team managers Genevieve Dusing and Karissa Scano.

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