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Women's Basketball To Host Syracuse Sunday

The Eagles will take part in the PLAY4KAY Initiative on Sunday vs. Syracuse. Please remember to wear PINK to the game and gain free admission to the game.

The Eagles will take part in the PLAY4KAY Initiative on Sunday vs. Syracuse. Please remember to wear PINK to the game and gain free admission to the game.

Feb. 15, 2014

Chestnut Hill, MA -

SYRACUSE (17-8, 6-6 ACC) Boston College (12-14, 3-9 ACC)

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

WHERE: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

TIME: 1 p.m.

WATCH: NESN

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Boston College will host Syracuse (17-8, 6-6) at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon. It will be the first meeting between the former Big East foes - BC and Syracuse - since the 2005 season.The game will be live on NESN.

The Eagles are coming off a loss against No. 2 Notre Dame, 82-61, on Thursday night. The Eagles were led by Kat Cooper with 13 points, while Katie Zenevitch added 12 points and three rebounds. Nicole Boudreau pitched in with nine points, four rebounds and a career-high seven assists.

Syracuse is now 6-6 in the ACC and receiving votes in the National Poll. The Orange lost to Florida State, 83-59, on Thursday.

Boston College has played the last three games without their senior guard Kristen Doherty. She has shown symptoms of a concussion and will be a game-time decision.

BC vs. RV/RV SYRACUSE

  • Today's game is the 44th meeting between Syracuse and Boston College. 
  • BC leads the overall series, 23-20. 
  • The last time the two teams played was on Feb. 12, 2005, at Syracuse. BC defeated the Orange, 75-50, behind 22 points from Brooke Queenan and 15 from Clare Droesch. The Eagles were ranked 22nd in the country at the time and finished the season with a 20-10. 
  • The Eagles have won the last four meetings but have not hosted the Orange since the 2003 regular season game.

PROBABLE STARTERS

PLAY-4-KAY

  • Boston College will take part in the "Play4Kay" initiative in today's game vs. Syracuse. The Eagles will don pink Under Armour uniforms for the first time. The team will also wear white and pink socks. All fans that wear pink will gain free admission to the game.
  • The "Play 4Kay" initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The official charity is the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in partnership with The V Foundation and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
  • The nationwide PLAY4KAY event is very special to the Boston College women's basketball community. The Eagles have been supporter of former BC guard Clare Droesch'05, who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
  • The CRUSH CANCER FUND FOR CLARE was set up through the Rockaway non-profit organization, the Graybeards. The BC women's team will wear black Under Armour Play4KAY warm up shirt with Droesch's No. 15 on the sleeve prior to today's game. 
  • To donate go to www.graybeards.com/index/donations - add to card and click on Droesch's photo. 
  • There is also a FACEBOOK page out of hosted by Droesch's friends in Rockaway and it is - Friends of Crush Cancer Fund for Clare. Donations can be made to her foundation on the FB page as well. 
  • The Eagles will also honor five cancer survivors who will be introduced along with the starting five.

TRENDS

  • BC Coach Head Erik Johnson stresses the importance of free throws on a daily basis. The team is second in the ACC and 18th in the nation at the line (75.9%).
  • Sophomore Nicole Boudreau passed the 600 point mark when she scored five points vs. FSU on Feb. 9. 
  • In the last three games, Boston College has shot 46.6% from the floor and 36.7 % from the 3-point line. BC has dipped slightly at the foul line shooting just 71.1 percent in the run. J
  • Junior Kat Cooper led BC in scoring with 13 points vs. No. 2 Notre Dame. It was the third time this season Cooper led the team in scoring. She is averaging a career-high 25.4 minutes and 8.8 points per game this season. 
  • BC leads the ACC in three-point field goals made this season with 198. The tandem of Nicole Boudreau and Kelly Hughes have combined for 115 three's made, the most made by two ACC teammates. Boudreau has made 50 three's and is 11th in the ACC, while Hughes is fifth with 65. 
  • The Eagles are 9-2 when they have 18 or more assists in a game. The only two losses were to Wisconsin (18 assists) and NC State (19 assists). The last time BC had 18 or more assists was the win against UVA (18 helpers.). 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY 

  • In former Eagles coach Cathy Inglese's first season at Boston College, the team pulled out a "W" at Providence on the road, 90-84. The Eagles were led by Kerri Curran with 32 points and 26 points from Holly Porter. Curran was an All-Big East first team honoree and finished her career second on the all-time list with 1,691 points. Porter went on to win the Big East and ECAC Rookie of the Year awards.

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