Jan. 18, 2013
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The Last Meeting
February 15, 2012
Women's Basketball Claims 63-52 win at New Hampshire
Despite being tied with New Hampshire at the break, the Boston University women's basketball team used a strong second half to claim a 63-52 victory over the Wildcats in Durham, N.H. on Thursday night. The victory moves BU to 20-6 on the season, marking the first 20-win season for the Terriers since 2008-09. BU remains undefeated in the America East with a 13-0 mark in conference play.
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BOSTON - In search of its 13th consecutive victory, the Boston University women’s basketball team heads to Durham, N.H., on Saturday (Jan. 19) to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Lundholm Gym. Saturday’s game will be broadcast on the Fox College Sports Atlantic channel and can also be seen on the Live Well Network (Comcast 288 or Fios 466).
Saturday makes the 67th meeting in the all-time series between BU and UNH with the Terriers holding a 37-29 advantage since the first meeting on Jan. 21, 1978. The Terriers have dominated the Wildcats as of late, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings including the last 10 straight. UNH’s last victory over BU was a 71-66 triumph in Case Gym on Feb. 24, 2007.
Last season, the Terriers swept the season series with a 79-39 victory at home on Jan. 19, 2012, before defeating UNH, 63-52, in Durham, N.H. on Feb. 15, 2012.
Riding the fourth-longest winning streak in all of Division I, the Terriers enter Saturday’s game with a 15-3 record and a perfect 5-0 mark in America East play and are ranked No. 7 in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll. BU has featured a balanced attack during its streak, winning games both by offense and defense. The Terriers rank second in the conference with 63.6 ppg and also rank second in scoring defense by allowing 51.6 ppg.
The Terriers boast several of the America East leaders including the top scorer in senior Chantell Alford
, who averages 17.3 ppg. Alford enters Saturday’s game needing just one more 3-pointer to give her 218 for her career and tie former teammate Alex Young
(’12) for most 3-pointers in school history.
Fellow senior Mo Moran also ranks first in the conference with 6.4 assists, which places her in the top 15 nationally. On the defensive end, BU is paced by junior Rashidat Agboola, the league’s leading rebounder with 9.2 rpg. Agboola and classmate Whitney Turner also lead the America East with 1.7 blocks per game.
As a team, BU ranks 12th in all of Division I with 8.1 3-point field goals per game while posting the 15th-best 3-point field goal shooting percentage (36.8 percent). In addition, the Terriers have done a solid job of eliminating their opponent’s shot from the outside, as BU has limited foes to 26.2 percent clip from beyond the arc.
UNH enters Saturday’s game with a 6-10 record and a 1-3 mark in conference play following a 78-43 defeat at Albany on Wednesday. The Wildcats lone conference victory occurred on Jan. 9, when UNH edged UMBC, 63-62, at home. Cari Reed leads New Hampshire in both scoring (12.7 ppg) and rebounds (7.4 rpg) while defending America East Player of the Week Morgan Frame is second in both categories (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg). Kelsey Hogan leads the team with assists, as she dished out 3.5 per game.
As a team, UNH ranks fifth in both scoring offense (54.0ppg) and scoring defense (57.8 ppg) while leading the conference at the foul line with a 70.7 free throw percentage.
BU returns to Case Gym on Wednesday (Jan. 23) to host Albany for a battle of the top teams in the conference. Both teams enter this weekend’s games with undefeated conference records and will square off at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.