Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Site: Conte Forum (8,606), Chestnut Hill, Mass.
TV: BCEagles.TV will broadcast the game (available through a subscription on Boston College’s website).
Radio: WKRD 790 AM (also on TuneIn) will broadcast the game, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: Louisville leads the series 2-1 (1-0 in Louisville, 1-1 neutral). Louisville defeated Boston College 77-60 on Feb. 26, 2015, in the KFC Yum! Center.
Next UofL Game: Thursday, Feb. 25 at Miami (Fla.), BankUnited Center, Miami, Fla., 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
The No. 11 University of Louisville women’s basketball team begins its two-game stretch on the road with Boston College on Sunday at Silvio O. Conte Forum at 1 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Feb. 21 contest will air on BCEagles.TV, which is available through Boston College’s website. The radio broadcast will be available on WKRD 790 AM (also on TuneIn) in Louisville, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Louisville (21-16, 12-1 ACC) has won its last three-consecutive games, 18 of its last 19, after a 74-59 victory over Virginia on Thursday. Louisville earned a 41-27 advantage on the glass and held the Cavaliers scoreless over the final 3:33.
Myisha Hines-Allen registered her second-consecutive double-double, eighth of the season, totaling 22 points and 11 rebounds. Mariya Moore added 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Asia Durr came off the bench and contributed 15 points and four boards. Briahanna Jackson scored 11 points, and Cortnee Walton grabbed 10 rebounds.
On the season, Hines-Allen is leading the Cardinals in scoring (16.7) and rebounding (8.0), shooting 53.7 percent from the field. Moore is second in scoring (15.2), with a team-leading 126 assists. Jackson (11.3) and Durr (10.8) round out the top four scorers. Walton, meanwhile, ranks first in the ACC with 4.3 offensive rebounds per game.
Nationally, Louisville ranks 19th in turnover margin (+4.89), 21st in assists per game (16.7), 24th in turnovers forced (19.93), and 25th in steals per game (10.3).
Boston College (12-14), which carries a 2-11 conference record into the game, defeated Clemson 67-64 on Thursday to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Eagles’ last victory before the streak came against Pittsburgh on Jan. 21.
The Eagles jumped out to a 23-11 lead through the first quarter and earned the win despite not scoring a field goal over the final 2:02. Boston College shot 46.0 percent from the field, connected on eight treys, and hit 13-of-19 free throws. It scored 23 field goals on 17 assists.
Kelly Hughes scored a team-high 21 points, with five 3s, and grabbed seven rebounds in the win. Mariella Fasoula added 16 points, and Emilee Daley and Kailey Edwards each recorded 10 points.
On the season, Hughes is pacing the team in scoring (14.3) and rebounding (5.9) and boasts 78 triples, second most in the ACC and ninth-best nationally. Fasoula is contributing 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, with a team-high 24 blocks. Nicole Boudreau is third on the team in scoring (7.4) and has knocked down 40 3s. Martina Mosetti, who is averaging 4.0 points per game, has dished out a team-leading 110 assists.
Nationally, Boston College is 16th in 3-point field goal percentage (36.9), 19th in assists per game (16.7), and 36th in field goal percentage (44.0).
SERIES HISTORY – Boston College vs. Louisville
Louisville took a 2-1 series lead against Boston College after earning a 77-60 win at home on Feb. 26 last year. This season’s meeting is the first in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Cardinals, last year, held a 46-31 lead at the half and finished with a 38-8 advantage on points off turnovers and 22-5 edge in second-chance points. Louisville won the rebounding battle 38-28, with 19 boards on the offensive end. Mariya Moore had a game-high 18 points, hitting four 3s, Shawnta’ Dyer added 13, and Myisha Hines-Allen (12), Bria Smith (11), and Jude Schimmel (11) each scored in double figures.
Before last year’s meeting, the two schools played at neutral sites in 1985 and 1991.
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