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The Atlantic Coast Conference released the new 18-game conference women's basketball schedule this afternoon. The Boston College Eagles will host four ACC teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths and finished in the Top 25 - Maryland (No. 5), Duke (No. 6), Miami (No. 11) and Georgia Tech (No. 10) - as well as North Carolina and Virginia.

BC has also been slated to play Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest twice over the course of the season. Three of BC's games will be carried on the regional sports network including the Sunday, Jan. 20 game against Wake Forest. The Eagles game at North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 28 will be carried by ACCDN-YT, which is the ACC digital network through YouTube.

"Our staff is thrilled to be back in the ACC. This is truly the best conference in the nation,'' said BC head coach Erik Johnson. "Our conference schedule is extremely challenging, as it should be. Our players came to Boston College to compete against the best talent in collegiate women's basketball, and that is the opportunity given to us by the ACC.'' BC will open ACC play on Dec. 30 in Tallahassee at Florida State. After a non-conference match against Hampton on Jan. 2, the Eagles will host Duke on Sunday, Jan. 6. The Eagles last defeated Duke on Feb. 2, 2009 at Conte Forum (61-57). Duke leads the series, 8-2.

The Eagles will go on a two-game road trip as BC will play at Virginia Tech on Jan. 10 followed by a trip to Clemson on Sunday, Jan. 13. Last season, BC split the series with the Hokies but defeated Clemson at Conte Forum, 56-53. The game against Clemson will be carried on the regional sports network (NESN).

Upon returning to the friendly confines of Conte Forum, BC will host Florida State on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Wake Forest on Jan. 20.

It does not get easy for the young Eagles as they travel to Virginia for a game on Thursday, Jan. 24 followed by a Sunday, Jan. 27 showdown with Duke for the second time in the season. Fans will be able to watch the BC-Duke game on the local network (NESN). BC will then head home to host NC State on Thursday, Jan. 31.

The month of February has BC hosting UNC (Thursday, Feb. 7), Virginia (Thursday, Feb. 14), Maryland (Thursday, Feb. 21) and Clemson (Sunday, Feb. 24). The Eagles final regular-season ACC game will take place on Sunday, March 3 against Georgia Tech at Conte Forum.

The Eagles full schedule is loaded with exciting games for the fans. BC will also play Rutgers, Northwestern, BYU and Arizona State at Conte Forum.

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