March 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
GAME No. 29 - GEORGIA TECH AT BOSTON COLLEGE (10-18)
EVENT: SENIOR DAY
WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
GAME TIME: NOON
WHERE: CONTE FORUM
Boston College will host Georgia Tech today in the final regular season home game at Conte Forum. The Eagles are hoping to end a four-game skid. BC is coming off a tough road loss to No. 17 North Carolina. BC lost 85-57 on Thursday night. The Eagles were led by junior Katie Zenevitch with 13 points and senior Kerri Shields added 10 points.
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.
Today the women's basketball program will honor the lone senior - Kerri Shields. It's been a big month for Shields. The Eagles guard notched her 1,000 point against Maryland on Feb. 24 and then became the all-time leader in three-pointers made vs. Clemson on Sunday afternoon. Shields' was the 22nd player in the program history to reach the 1,000 point plateau. The last player to reach 1,000 points was Stefanie Murphy in 2010. Shields's currently 242 career three's, and leads the ACC with 70 this season.
The Eagles are 31st in the country and first in the ACC in free throw percentage (74.9%). BC is also 39th in the country in three-point field goals made per game (6.7) and 70th in percentage (32.8%). The team is also 77th in the country in assists. The Eagles are also 88th in assist-to-turnover ratio at 0.87.
is 52nd in the country and second in the ACC in free throw percentage at 83.1. Kerri Shields
is 45th in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (38%). She is also first in the ACC in three-pointer.
BC has started the same starting lineup in 26 of 28 games this season. Today, the starters will be Tessah Holt, Katie Zenevitch, Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty and Nicole Boudreau. Four of the players - Zenevitch, Shields, Doherty and Boudreau - average above 31 minutes per game. In face Boudreau is third in the ACC at 34.7 minutes per game, while Shields averages 34.5.