ACC Releases The 2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 16-game conference women's basketball schedule this afternoon. The Boston College Eagles will host six of eight ACC teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths and three that finished in the Top 25 - Notre Dame (No. 2), Maryland (No. 11) and North Carolina (No. 19).
BC will host Virginia Tech, Miami, UNC, Wake Forest, Virginia, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Maryland. The Eagles will play Virginia Tech and Notre Dame both home and away. BC's road ACC schedule will start at Notre Dame, followed by Duke, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Four games will be televised on a regional sports network. The games are as follows: Virginia Tech at Boston College on Sunday, Jan. 5; BC at Duke on Sunday, Jan. 12; BC at FSU on Sunday, Feb. 9 and Syracuse at BC on Sunday, Feb. 16.
"The ACC was already the best conference in the nation and will be even better this season with the additions of Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh," said BC head coach Erik Johnson. "Our home schedule is exciting for our fans. Conte Forum will be rocking as we battle some of the top teams in the nation in Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Maryland along with NCAA teams in Syracuse and Miami and rivals Virginia, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech."
"We also get to visit some of the best arenas and best in-game atmospheres in collegiate women's basketball. Last season saw us sweep our first ACC road trip, and we will continue making winning on the road an expectation for our team," said Johnson.
BC will open ACC play at home against the Hokies on Sunday, Jan. 5. The Eagles will hit the road for a two-game road trip that will prove to be a test. BC will return to Notre Dame for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The last time the two teams played was at Conte Forum on Nov. 23, 2008. Following the Notre Dame game, BC will head to Durham, North Carolina to play at Duke on Sunday, Jan. 12 (TV-RSN).
It does not get easy for the young Eagles as they will host Miami on Thursday, Jan. 16 followed by North Carolina on Sunday, Jan. 19.
The final three games of January, BC will be on the road for two games - at NC State on Thursday, Jan. 23 and at Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Eagles will host Wake Forest on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Conte Forum.
In February, Boston College will host Virginia on Feb. 6, Notre Dame on Feb. 13, Syracuse on Feb. 16 and Maryland in the final regular season home game on Feb. 27. The Eagles will complete the regular season at Georgia Tech on Sunday, March 2.
BC's overall schedule pits the Eagles against 13 teams that competed in post-season tournaments including Notre Dame and Duke, which was the final of the Norfolk Regional last season. BC will also play two teams from the Big Ten - Iowa on Nov. 29 and Wisconsin on Dec. 5; and two teams from the PAC-12 - Stanford in the season opener on Nov. 11 and USC on Nov. 30.
The ACC Tournament will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina from Wednesday, March 5 through Sunday, March 9th.