Women's Basketball: Terriers Try To Stop Losing Streak at Northeastern



First-year head coach Margaret McKeon will lead her Terriers into Cabot Gym March 2 at Northeastern (15-12, 10-7) and try to sweep the season series from the Huskies. B.U. defeated Northeastern, 66-65, on February 5th at "The Roof". Tip-off is at 7 p.m. The Terriers (7-19, 3-14) will look to snap a season-high six game losing streak.

Boston University Probable Starters (7-19, 3-14)
No.     Name            	Year    Pos.    Ht.  	Hometown   	1999-2000 Stats
5       Alison Dixon    	Jr.     C       6-1     Norwood, MA      17.2 ppg and 7.2 rpg/53.4 FG %                  
13      Alison Argentieri       Fr.     G       5-7     Hornell, NY      7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, and 3.6 apg                   
20      Anne Nelson     	So.     F       6-1     Blue Bell, PA    5.8 ppg and 4.2 rpg/80.0 FT %
22      Annie Tomasini  	So.     G       5-6     Boston, MA       2.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, and 2.1 apg                   
30      Dia Dufault     	So.     F       5-11    Malone, NY       11.8 ppg and 6.5 rpg

Boston University/Northeastern Series March 2 is the 50th meeting between the crosstown rivals... Northeastern leads the all-time series, 26-23... The 49 meetings are the most of any B.U. opponent... The Huskies have won the last four meetings of the last five meetings... B.U. defeated B.U. 66-65 on February 5th.

Last Game For B.U. - New Hampshire 70, B.U. 66 - February 26, 2000 BOSTON, MA - Anne Nelson scored a career-high 15 points, but New Hampshire's Adriane Domanski ,Orsi Farkas, and Anna Matthias each scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack in the Wildcats, 70-66, America East conference win... With the game tied at 6-6 with 14:49 to play in the first half, New Hampshire went on a 15-3 run to open a 21-9 advantage with 8:57 to play in the first half. Kiki Proctor, who scored 12 points, highlighted the run with two three-point field goals... The Terriers outscored the Wildcats 19-14 over the final 8 minutes of the first half to pull within nine at halftime, 34-25... UNH shot 40.6 percent (13-of-32) in the first half, while B.U. shot 37.9 percent (11-of-29)... In the second half, New Hampshire's Kelly Donohue (11 points) scored a layup to give the Wildcats their biggest lead of the game at 38-25 with 18:29 remaining... B.U. then went on an 8-0 run to close the deficit to five, 38-33, with 16:36 to play. The Terriers' run was fueled by a jumper by Alison Dixon (13 points), and two layups by Dia Dufault (8 points)... The Wildcats held off the Terrier charge and built their lead to 13 again at 56-43 with 9:49 to play... B.U. stormed back, cutting the Wildcat lead down to five again, 63-58, with 4:15 to go in the game. Jen Tulley's three-pointer at 4:15 forced New Hampshire to call a timeout... After the timeout, Anna Matthias converted a layup, and Adriane Domanski hit a three-pointer to give UNH a 68-60 lead with 2:29 to play... Domanski's three-pointer was New Hampshire's last field goal, as B.U. scored the next six points and come within two, 68-66, with 36 seconds to play. Anne Nelson made consecutive jump shots, and Jen Tulley made a layup... New Hampshire's Kiki Proctor made two free throws with 8 seconds left to seal the victory for the Wildcats... The Terriers have now lost six a row for the second time this season... Freshman point guard Alison Argentieri (Hornell, NY) set a new team record for most assists by a freshman with 95. The previous mark of 91 was established by Cheryl Johnson during the 1984-85 season.

Dixon's Been Dominant In her last 10 games, junior forward Alison Dixon is averaging 18.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg, while shooting 56.1 percent (78-of-139) from the field... At Vermont on February 19th, Dixon recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The double-double was the 10th of her career... Against Northeastern on February 5th, Dixon scored a season-high 25 points... In this 10-game stretch, Dixon has reached double figures in 9-of-10 games... In her last three games, Dixon is shooting an even 60 percent from the field (21-of-35).

Terriers Keeping It Close Despite her team's 7-19 record this season, first-year head coach Margaret McKeon has her team playing competitive basketball... The Terriers are 2-6 in games decided by four points or less this season.

Last Meeting With Northeastern - February 5, 2000 BOSTON, MA -Alison Dixon scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Boston University past Northeastern, 66-65...B.U. led, 35-30, at halftime behind 14 first half points from Dixon. As a team,the Terriers shot 66.7 percent (16-of-24) in the first half, while Northeastern shot 41.9 percent (13-of-31)... In the second half, the Terriers went on a 9-3 run to open an 11-point lead at 44-33 with 16:10 to play. B.U. hung on to its double-figure lead at 47-37 with 13:55 to play in regulation as Pilar Verde (career-high 12 points) converted one-of-two free throws... After Verde's free throw, Northeastern went on an 11-0 run to take its first lead of the game at 48-47 with 11:27 to play. Lani Lawrence and Tesha Tinsley scored six and five points, respectively during the run... Dixon put the Terriers ahead 49-48 with 11:07, before Tinsley hit a three-point field goal at 10:52 to give the Huskies a 51-49 lead... After a 51-51 tie, B.U.'s Pilar Verde connected on her third three-pointer of the game to give the Terriers a 54-51 lead with 9:54 to play... The Huskies then went on an 8-0 run to open its biggest lead of the game at 59-54 with 6:06 to go in the game... B.U.'s Alison Argentieri hit a three-pointer at 6:04 and Verde made a jump shot at 5:37 to tie the game at 59-59... N.U.'s Lani Lawrence, who scored a team-high 22 points, made four consecutive free throws to give the Huskies a 63-61 lead with 4:17 to play... Argentieri answered with her second three-pointer of the game at 4:04 to put the Terriers ahead 64-63... Northeastern's Garrett Glinton, who recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, made two free throws at 3:37 to put the Huskies ahead by one at 65-64... The two teams held each other without scoring for the next three minutes, until B.U.'s Dia Dufault made a layup with 26 seconds to play... Dufault finished the game with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists... After the teams exchanged fouls, Dixon went to the free throw line to shot a one-and-one with four seconds remaining. Dixon missed the front end, prompting the Huskies to call a timeout.On the ensuing play, N.U.'s Tesha Tinsley took the ball the length of the court and made what appeared to be the winning shot on a running jump shot at the buzzer, but the official conferred and ruled the shot was made after the buzzer had sounded. Tinsley now has 1,998 career points.

Tulley Returns To Action With 12:45 remaining in the first half versus Maine on February 24th, sophomore guard Jen Tulley made her first appearance since sustaining a foot injury at Ohio State on December 14th.. Tulley had three points, five rebounds, two assists, and a steal in the game... Against New Hampshire on February 26th, Tulley had 12 points, and posted career-highs in both assists (7) and steals (4).

Dixon's Been Dominant In her last 10 games, junior forward Alison Dixon is averaging 19.0 ppg and 6.7 rpg, while shooting 58.3 percent (81-of-139) from the field... At Vermont on February 19th, Dixon recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The double-double was the 10th of her career... Against Northeastern on February 5th, Dixon scored a season-high 25 points... In this 10-game stretch, Dixon has reached double figures in 9 times... In her last three games, Dixon is shooting 61.1 percent (22-of-36).

Dixon Fifth On Terriers' All-Time Scoring List Junior forward Alison Dixon is currently fifth on B.U.'s all-time scoring list with 1,263 career points.... Dixon now trails Julie Schmidt ('95), who totaled 1,346 points in her career... Against Drexel on January 2nd, Dixon became the second fastest Terrier to reach the 1,000-point plateau as she reached the milestone in her 65th career game... B.U.'s all-time scoring leader, Debbie Miller (81), reached 1,000 points in 54 games.

Dixon Reaches 1,000-Point, 500-Rebound Club At Hartford Alison Dixon surpassed the 1,000-point plateau in early January and, she became the eighth Terrier to accumulate 1,000 points and 500 career rebounds when she collected seven rebounds at Hartford on February 17th... Currently, Dixon has 1,263 career points and 521 career rebounds... Julie Schmidt (95) was the last to achieve the feat, and she did it in her senior year.

Twenty Something For The 36th Time With 25 points vs. Northeastern on February 5th, Alison Dixon has now scored 20 or more points seven times this season... She has reached 20 or more points in 36-of-77 career games for the Terriers.... Last season, Dixon scored 20 or more points in a game 11 times, including a career-high 30 points vs. Dartmouth on November 23rd... Last December, Dixon had a string of five straight 20-point games, tying a B.U. women's record... Debbie Miller (81) also had five straight 20-point efforts in 1979-80.

Dixon In The Terrier Record Books Alison Dixon has already made news this season with her scoring exploits, and is approaching other B.U. career leader records... She currently has 301 free throw attempts, fifth on B.U.'s all-time list... Dixon has 218 made free throws, to move past Pam Trainor ('84), into fourth place on the all-time list. Trainor had 215 made free throws. Dixon just passed Jill Sosnak ('95) into fourth place on the all-time field goals made list with 520... Her current 49.2 field goal percentage (520-of-1056) ranks third all-time, and her current 17.4 ppg average ranks fourth for the highest scoring average in a season.

Terriers Among America East Statistical Leaders Junior forward Alison Dixon is second in the conference in field goal percentage (53.8 percent), fourth in the conference in scoring (17.5 ppg), sixth in free throw percentage (70.3 percent), and 10th in rebounding (7.5 rpg)... Sophomore guard Dia Dufault is ninth in scoring averaging 12.3 ppg... Freshman point guard Alison Argentieri is seventh in assists per game at 3.7 apg... As a team, B.U. is second in the conference in free throw percentage connecting on 70.2 percent of its attempts, fourth in field goal percentage defense holding opponents to a 41.6 field goal percentage, and fifth in three-point field goal percentage converting 27.9 percent of its attempts.

Argentieri On Pace To Become Third Freshman To Start All Games Freshman point guard Alison Argentieri has started all 26 games for the Terriers this season, and is on pace to become the first freshman to start every game since Julie Schmidt started all 28 games during the 1991-92 season... Schmidt had the most starts with 28, followed by Jill Sosnak, who started all 27 in 1990-91, Andrea Ashuck, who started 25-of-28 games in 1985-86, and Cheryl Johnson, who started 23-of-28 games back in 1984-85... Schmidt and Sosnak are the only freshmen to start every game during their first season.

Terriers Eclipse Win Total From Last Season... Two Better Than A Year Ago With its 66-65 win over Northeastern on February 5th, B.U. is two wins ahead of last season's win total of five... B.U. eclipsed its win total of last season with a 76-64 win at Drexel on Sunday, January 30th... B.U. was 5-22 a year ago... On January 18th, the Terriers equaled its win total of a year ago with a 68-55 win over Albany... Last season, it took the Terriers 25 games to reach five wins.

Terriers On The Defensive On January 18th, in a 68-55 win over Albany, the Terriers held the Great Danes to just 29.7 percent shooting from the field (19-of-64)... It marked the first time that B.U. had held an opponent under 30 percent shooting in a game since November 22, 1997 against Marist... B.U. defeated the Red Foxes, 76-42, as Marist shot 16-of-57 for 28.1 percent from the field.

Balanced Offense Also in the win over Albany, four Terriers reached double-digits for the second time this season and the first time since December 29th at Wagner... Alison Dixon led the attack with a game-high 20 points, followed by Dia Dufault's 16 pts, Alison Argentieri with 14 pts, and Anne Nelson with 12 pts... In the win at Wagner, Dufault had 24 pts, Dixon added 22 pts, Annie Tomasini had a career-high 18 pts, and Argentieri had 10 pts.

Steady Improvement For Dufault Sophomore guard Dia Dufault has reached a career-high for points and rebounds in a season with 307 points and 170 rebounds ... Last season in 27 games, Dufault scored 183 points and grabbed 101 boards... With 480 career points in 53 games, Dufault has a 9.0 ppg career average... In her last 10 games, Dufault is averaging 11.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, and 2.1 spg.

Solid Rookie Season With four assists on February 26th, freshman point guard Alison Argentieri broke Cheryl Johnson's ('88) record for the most assists in a season by a freshman with 95.... Argentieri leads the Terriers in assists with 95 for a 3.5 apg average... ... Her 33 three-point field goals leads the Terriers and is the 10th highest single-season total in team history... In fact, the 33 three-pointers and her 36.7 three-point field goal percentage are the most and highest ever by a B.U. freshman... Kelly Jo Gallagher ('98) had 25 three-pointers during her freshman season in 1994-95... On December 29th at Wagner, the 5-9 point guard dished out a career-high 11 assists in the Terriers' 83-64 win... Her 11 assists were the most by a Terrier since Cara Millett (99) handed out 12 assists at Maine on February 12, 1998.

Freshman Has Hot Hand Sophomore guard Pilar Verde scored a career high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting, inclduing three three-point field goals, vs. Northeastern on February 5th... The 5-7 guard from Madrid, Spain joined the team just after the new year... In 15 games, she is averaging 6.0 ppg and 1.2 rpg... In her last six games, Verde is averaging 9.5 ppg and 2.9 apg.

Terriers 4-0 When Scoring 70 or More Points B.U. is 4-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points in a game... At Drexel on January 30th, the Terriers scored 76 points in a 76-64 win, and at Wagner on December 29th the Terriers scored a season-high 83 points in an 83-64 win... B.U. opened the season with back-to-back wins vs. Colgate on November 20th, 78-58 , and at Harvard on November 23rd, a 75-67 decision.

Terriers Ink Five Recruits in Early Signing Period Boston University women's basketball coach Margaret McKeon has annouced that five players - forward Ashley Carr (Milwaukee, WI), guard Courtney Jones (Lafayette Hill, PA), guard Lashaunda Mitchell (Oyster Bay, NY), forward Marisa Moseley (Springfield, MA) and guard Katie Terhune (Port Murray, NJ) - signed national letters on intent during the early signing period from November 10 to November 17... Carr, a forward/center from Divine Savior Holy Angels, has led her team to a 32-12 record over the last two years, with two Greater Metro Conference Championships an two trips to the Wisconsin State Tournament... Jones, a 5-8 point guard from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, averaged 14.8 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.0 spg and 3.0 rpg last season. She is also an outstanding student with a 3.923 grade point average... Mitchell, a guard from St. Dominic High School, led her squad to the 1998 New York State Class B Catholic Championship with a 20-7 record. She was a Newsday All-Long Island Second Team selection... Moseley, a forward from Longmeadow H.S., averaged 14.0 ppg and 8.9 rpg last season, as she led Longmeadow to the Western Massachusetts semifinals...Terhune, a 5-11 guard from Warren Hills H.S. (N.J.), averaged 20.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg last season... She was a First Team All-Conference, All-Area, All-West Jersey, and All-County selection last season and was only the second female to score over 1,000 career points at Warren Hills during her junior season.

Head Coach Margaret McKeon Hired on April 26, 1999, 31-year old Margaret McKeon is the fifth head coach in the history of the Boston University women's basketball program... A former standout point guard at St. John's University, McKeon brings a history of coaching success to the Terrier program... McKeon has served as an assistant coach at Arizona State (1991-93), the University of Houston (1993-95), and most recently, George Washington University (1995-99)... In four years at GW, McKeon helped the Colonials to three Atlantic 10 regular-season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight finish in 1997 and a final number 10 ranking in the CNN/USA TODAY poll.

New Staff in Place McKeon's three assistants are - Gabrielle Butler (Franklin & Marshall 1985) - Jerry McLaughlin (Flagler 1977) - and Cindy Blodgett (Maine 1998)... Butler comes to B.U. after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach - the last four with Margaret McKeon - at George Washington University... A former head coach at Siena and Alaska-Anchorage, McLaughlin has also coached at Temple, New Mexico State, and Kentucky... Blodgett, who plays for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA, led Maine to four America East conference titles and four straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament...At Maine, Blodgett set 18 University of Maine records including scoring with 3005 points in 118 games for an average of 25.5 ppg... The point total currently ranks as the fifth-highest career total in NCAA Division I history.

Joe Tompkins Tribute A long-time Boston University employee, Joe Tompkins was a great friend of all Boston University athletes, and a special friend the Boston University basketball... This season, the Boston University women's basketball team is wearing black bands on their uniform in tribute... Joe died suddenly at work on Tuesday, July 13, 1999.

Captain Leadership Sophomore co-captain Anne Nelson scored a career-high 15 points versus New Hampshire on February 26th... In her last 12 games, Nelson is shooting 47.7 percent (43-of-90) from the field, and averaging 8.4 ppg and 5.2 rpg... The 6-2 forward/center set a career best for rebounds with 11 at Hofstra on January 28th... Nelson also added career highs in blocked shots with three in back-to-back games vs. Hartford on January 22nd, and at Hofstra on January 28th... Nelson is averaging 5.8 ppg, and 4.2 rpg this season... She leads the team in free-throw accuracy at 80.0 percent (28-of-35).

1999-2000 Boston University Women's Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Cl Hgt Hometown/High School 3 Jennifer Tulley G/F So. 5-9 Old Orchard Beach, ME/Old Orchard Beach 5 Alison Dixon C Jr. 6-1 Norwood, MA/Norwood 10 Pilar Prassas G So. 5-7 Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield 13 Alison Argentieri G Fr. 5-7 Hornell, NY/Hornell 20 Anne Nelson F/C So. 6-1 Blue Bell, PA/Germantown Academy 21 Kendra Keegan C Fr. 6-3 Novato, CA/Novato 22 Annie Tomasini G So. 5-6 Boston, MA/Boston Latin 23 Jenny Marland G Fr. 5-11 Oakton, VA/James Madison 30 Dia Dufault G/F So. 5-11 Malone, N.Y./Franklin Academy 33 Pilar Verde G So. 5-9 Madrid, Spain/Patracino de Jan Jose 34 Kristen Neuschaefer F Sr. 5-10 Enfield, CT/Enfield 54 Rachel Werner F/C Fr. 6-2 Glendale, AZ/Cactus Head Coach: Margaret McKeon (St. John's 91, 1st season) Assistant Coaches: Gabrielle Butler (Franklin & Marshall 85) Jerry McLaughlin (Flagler 77) Cindy Blodgett (Maine 98) Athletic Trainer: Maria Hutsick Strength & Conditioning: Garnett Vamos Captains: Annie Tomasini and Anne Nelson



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