Nov. 15, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College women's basketball team will hit the road for the second game of the 2011-12 season. The Eagles will play No. 17/16 Rutgers on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (The RAC) on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Fans will have four options to follow the game. Rutgers will stream the game live from the Scarlet Knights website or you can listen at WCTC (1450 AM) and via the web (scarletknights.com). Fans can also follow through game tracker at www.bceagles.com. Twitter updates will also be available at BC_WBB throughout the game.
Last Time Out
Boston College (1-0) is coming off a 68-57 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the season opener.
Sophomore Shayra Brown led the team with 19 points, while sophomore Tiffany Ruffin added 10 points.
Brown also had seven boards, while Korina Chapman had nine points and eight rebounds.
The Eagles had 14 steals in the game. The last time BC had over 10 or more steals was against UNC-Wilmington on Dec. 19, 2010.
Two players - Alyssa Fressle and Tessah Holt - made their BC debuts after sitting out the 2010-11 season due to transfer rules.
Three players earned their first career start - Katie Zenevitch, Tiffany Ruffin and Korina Chapman.
Four players made their collegiate debuts - Kat Cooper
, Deidra Smith
, Joy Caracciolo
and Victoria Lesko
It is the third time in four seasons that head coach Sylvia Crawley has led BC to a victory in the season opener.
BC (1-0) vs. No. 16/17 Rutgers (1-0)
The two teams have met 22 times with Rutgers leading the head-to-head series, 13-9. The last time BC won at the RAC was on March 4, 2003.
BC defeated Rutgers last year for the first time since the 2004 season. The Eagles earned an 84-75 victory behind 20 points and six boards from Carolyn Swords and a double-double (16 pts., 11 rebs.) by Stefanie Murphy.
Of the returning players, only Kerri Shields reached double-figures last season with 18 points, including 4-for-8 from the three-point line.
No. 16/17 Rutgers is the first ranked team BC will play this season. The Eagles will play seven teams which were ranked in the Preseason AP Poll.
BC coach Sylvia Crawley is 1-1 vs. Rutgers and 4-4 vs. Big East teams since taking over at the Heights in 2008.