No. 10 VIRGINA (13-16) vs. No. 15 BOSTON COLLEGE (12-18)
WHEN: Wednesday , March 5
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: GREENSBORO, North Carolina
VIEW: NESN+ and ESPN3
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Boston College will play 10th-seeded Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 5 at Greensboro Coliseum at 3:30 p.m. The game will be aired on NESN Plus and ESPN3. The winner will play Georgia Tech on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Eagles lost the final six games of the season while playing five of the games without senior guard Kristen Doherty and one without senior center Katie Zenevitch. Doherty is still suffering from flu-like symptoms while Zenevitch returned to the lineup vs. Georgia Tech.
Boston College lost the final regular season game at Georgia Tech, 84-74, despite 21 points and seven rebounds from Nicole Boudreau and 17 points and six rebounds from Kelly Hughes.
BC vs . VIRGINIA
Today's game is the 15th meeting between Virginia and Boston College. UVA leads the overall series, 11-5.
The Cavs also hold a 2-1 lead at neutral sites. The two teams last met on Feb. 6, 2014 at Conte Forum and Boston College earned a 59-56 victory over the Cavs.
Freshman Kelly Hughes hit five three's and had 23 points, while Nicole Boudreau added 13 points. UVA Ataira Franklin had 15 points while Lexie Gerson chipped in with 13 points.
The Eagles have won the last three outings including the first round of the 2013 ACC Tournament. BC earned a, 66-57, victory behind 16 points and seven rebounds from senior Kerri Shields. Kristen Doherty had 15 points and six rebounds in the win.
LAST FOUR GAMES
BC is 0-4 in the last four games and averaging 63.5 points per game.
In the stretch, the Eagles have a -16.2 scoring margin. Though the Eagles are shooting 43 percent from long range, the team has made just 96 shots from the floor to 119 by opponents.
In the run, BC is also struggling from the foul line by shooting a season-low 62.5 percent from the floor and getting to the line 30 less times than opponents.
Nicole Boudreau is leading the team in scoring (16.5 ppg.) and assists (12) in the four games. Kelly Hughes is second at 11.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds.
The team has set a new program record for the most three's in a single season with 237. The old record of 216 was set by last year's team and the 2010-11 team. Boston College broke the program record for most three's in a season when the Eagles hit 11 three's vs. Maryland.
Senior guard Kristen Doherty currently has 630 boards, and is the 8th player to reach 600 rebounds in program history. The only other guard to have over 600 rebounds is Sarah Behn '93 with 682.
Freshman Kelly Hughes, a native of Point Pleasant, N.J., hit three vs. Georgia Tech to set a new freshman record for most three's made with 72. She broke sophomore Nicole Boudreau's record of 71 that she set last season.
Sophomore Nicole Boudreau has hit 14 three's in the last three games. Boudreau hit 4-for-9 at Georgia Tech and finished with a team-high 21 points. Against No. 9 Maryland, she was 3-for-8 vs. Maryland after hitting a career-high 25 point effort on 7-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc vs. Clemson. She now has 67 three's this season and shooting at 38.7 percent.
Senior Katie Zenevitch is shooting a career-high 54.7 percent from the floor this season. The Eagles center is averaging 11 points and 6.4 rebounds a game.
Today's game will be the third time UVA and BC met in the first round of the ACC Tournament. In 2006, the 8th ranked Cavaliers defeated 9th ranked BC, 57-54.
Last season, Boston College was ranked 11th and defeated 6th ranked Virginia, 66-57. BC is currently 5-8 in the ACC Tournament.
The Eagles upset No. 2 ranked Florida State, 67-60, in the second round of the ACC Tournament on March 5, 2010. Carolyn Swords finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and five blocks while Stefanie Murphy added 14 points and four rebounds. Senior Ayla Brown added 11 points and seven rebounds in the win. BC outscored FS U, 43-32, in the second half.
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Any fans still interested in purchasing a 2013-14 BC Women's Basketball media guide can pick it up in the Boston College Communications office on the second floor of Conte Forum. The guides are $10. Fans can also mail a check made out to: BCAD, BC Communications, Conte Forum - 210, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.