Feb. 17, 2013
Coral Gables, FLA -
BOSTON COLLEGE AT MIAMI
WHERE: BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Fla.
WHEN Sunday, Feb. 17
TIME: 2 p.m.
VIEW: ESPN3 - - KYLE SIELAFF AND DREW NICHOLAS
Boston College (10-14, 4-9 ACC) is coming off a home victory over Virginia, 61-49, on Thursday night. Kerri Shields led BC with 21 points, while Kristen Doherty notched a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). Junior Katie Zenevitch sparked the second-half offensive surge when she scored eight straight points and finished with 12 points and five boards. Junior Tessah Holt added 13 points and had five assists. The win stopped a three-game losing streak for the Eagles. The Eagles will play at Miami (16-8, 7-6 ACC) today at 2 p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN3.
The designated Play4Kay Game for Boston College will be on Sunday, Feb. 24 vs. Clemson.
BC has four wins in the ACC this season. Two victories came in mid-January, when BC defeated Virginia Tech and Clemson. It marked the first time the Eagles earned two straight ACC road wins since joining the conference.
The Eagles are 20th in the nation and first in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.8%). The team is also ranked 32nd in the nation and first in the ACC in 3-pointers made per game (6.9 per game). The team is 62nd in the nation and fourth in the ACC 3-point field goal percentage (33 percent).
BC has started the same players for all 24 games this season. The probable starters for today are Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty, Nicole Boudreau, Tessah Holt and Katie Zenevitch.
BC VS. MIAMI
Boston College and Miami have played 38 times. The Hurricanes lead the overall series, 22-16. Miami has won the last five games. BC is 7-8 at home and 5-12 in Miami. The Eagles do have a 3-1 edge on a neutral court.
The two teams met for the first time on Jan. 3, 1992. Miami won the game, 78-59, on its home court. The Eagles first defeated Miami on Jan. 25, 1994 in an 80-71 victory in Chestnut Hill.
Last year Boston College lost to Miami in both regular season games. The first game BC lost, 88-57 at home. The Eagles then lost on the road, 88-42.