Feb. 20, 2013
Chestnut Hill, MA -
NO. 8/8 MARYLAND (21-4, 12-2 ACC) AT BOSTON COLLEGE (10-15, 4-10 ACC)
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEB 21, 2013
TIME: 7 P.M.
VIEW: BCEAGLES.COM - - On Air Talent: Amy LaCombe & Louis Sanchez
Boston College is coming off a road loss at Miami, 79-54, on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles were led by Katie Zenevitch with 15 points and 10 rebounds, her third double-double of the season.
BC is 1-2 in the last three games. The Eagles earned a win over Virginia on Feb. 14. It stopped a four game losing streak to the Cavaliers. The two losses came against, Miami on Sunday afternoon and Wake Forest by two points on Feb. 10.
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 22nd in the nation and first in the ACC in free throw percentage (75.4%). The team is also ranked 35th in the nation and first in the ACC in 3-pointers made per game (6.8 per game). The team is 65th in the nation and fourth in the ACC 3-point field goal percentage (33 %).
BC VS. MARYLAND
This will be the 16th meeting between Boston College and Maryland. The Terps lead the overall series, 13-2. The two teams met earlier this season and BC lost, 85-62, on Feb. 3 in Maryland.
The first meeting between BC and Maryland took place on Jan. 5, 2006 when the Eagles lost, 67-64, at Conte Forum. The last win for the BC against Maryland was on Jan. 13, 2011. The Eagles defeated the Terps, 78-69, at the Comcast Center. Boston College was led by Stefanie Murphy with 17 points, while Carolyn Swords and Jaclyn Thoman added 13 apiece. Then freshman Kristen Doherty and then-sophomore Kerri Shields added nine points apiece in the win.
The probable starters for the game are Katie Zenevitch, Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty, Tessah Holt and Nicole Boudreau.
BC has started the same five players all season.
Nicole Boudreau leads the team and is third in the ACC in minutes played with 896, followed by Kerri Shields with 885 minutes, who is fourth in the ACC. Kristen Doherty is third with 877 minutes played and is fifth in the ACC in minutes played.
The starting five makes up 87.5 percent of the offense this season.
LAST THREE GAMES
BC is 1-2 in the last three games. The Eagles win is against Virginia on Feb. 14. The two losses are at Wake Forest by two points on Feb. 10 and at Miami on Feb. 17.
The Eagles are shooting 37.5% from the floor, 33% from the 3-point line and 81.4% from the free throw line.
Boston College has lost the battle on the boards, 123-103.
In the last three games, Katie Zenevitch has led BC in scoring (17 ppg.) and rebounding (7.7 rpg.). Kerri Shields is the second leading scorer at 11.3 points per game.
Tessah Holt is 10-for-11 from the foul line in the last three games, while Kristen Doherty is 8-for-8.
Freshman Alexa Coulombe is averaging 18.7 minutes per game in the run.