Women's Basketball Set to Battle Binghamton Saturday at The Roof

GO TERRIERS Senior Chantell Alford leads the America East with 17.1 ppg.
GO TERRIERS
Senior Chantell Alford leads the America East with 17.1 ppg.
GO TERRIERS

Jan. 11, 2013

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The Last Meeting
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February 4, 2012
Binghamton, N.Y.
Terriers Move to 10-0 in AE with 62-49 Win at Binghamton
The Boston University women's basketball team earned its 10th straight victory with a 62-49 decision at Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon. BU improves to 17-6 on the season and remains undefeated (10-0) in the America East.

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BOSTON – Looking for its 11th consecutive victory, the Boston University women’s basketball team hosts Binghamton on Saturday (Jan.12) in the first game of a doubleheader with the BU men’s team. Tip-off between the Terriers and the Bearcats is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Case Gym.

Saturday is Youth Basketball Day at Case Gym. All youth basketball teams who purchase group tickets will be eligible to win a private practice with the BU Basketball teams. There will also be a post-game shoot around with the teams following the men’s game. For more information click here. Also, the first 500 fans will receive a free mini basketball hoop.

In the midst of the fourth-longest winning streak in the nation, the Terriers (13-3, 3-0 America East) boast the conference’s second-best scoring offense with 62.7 ppg while their scoring defense also ranks second, allowing 51.4 ppg. Much of BU’s offensive success can be attributed to the Terriers’ efficiency from the 3-point line. BU ranks in the top 10 in the nation in both 3-point field goal percentage (38.4 percent – ninth) and 3-point field goals per game (8.3 – 10th). BU’s defense has also done a good job of eliminating the 3-pointer for opposing teams, as the Terriers’ have held foes to a 27.6 3-point field goal percentage.


 

 

BU boasts the America East leader in four major statistical categories – points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and blocks per game. Senior Chantell Alford averages 17.1 ppg to lead the conference while junior Rashidat Agboola is tops with 9.2 rpg. Senior Mo Moran’s 6.6 apg lead the league while Agboola and classmate Whitney Turner are tied for the lead with 1.8 bpg.

Agboola is coming off her second consecutive game of being the team’s scoring leader and ranks second on the team with 11.7 ppg. Moran is the third Terrier to average double-digits in scoring with 10.4 ppg.

Binghamton arrives in Boston with a 2-14 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the America East. The Bearcats earned their first win of the season on Dec. 8, a 65-60 victory at Buffalo, before upsetting Hartford, 46-44, in the America East opener on Jan. 2.

Sherae Swinson leads Binghamton with 9.2 ppg while Jasbriell Swain is fourth in the America East with 7.9 rpg in addition to 8.3 ppg.

The Bearcats’ 47.4 ppg and 31.4 field goal percentage rank last in the America East but have held opposing offenses to a 39.2 field goal percentage, which ranks fifth in the conference. Binghamton owns the second-best free throw percentage in the league (68.7 percent) and blocks the fourth most shots, 2.9 per game.

Saturday’s game marks the 26th meeting between BU and Binghamton with the Terriers holding a 17-8 lead since the all-time series began in 2002. BU has won 10 of the last 11 meetings with Binghamton with the Bearcats lone victory coming on Feb. 23, 2011, when Binghamton defeated BU, 59-53, in Vestal, N.Y. The Terriers swept the season series with the Bearcats in 2011-12, defeating Binghamton, 60-48, at home on Jan. 8, 2012, before posting a 62-49 road victory on Feb. 4, 2012.

The Terriers are 10-1 when playing Binghamton at home with the Bearcats only victory in Boston occurring on Feb. 29, 2004 by a 68-65 margin.

Next up for the Terriers is a trip to Maine to face the Black Bears on Wednesday (Jan. 16). Tip-off against Maine is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Orono, Maine.

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