It has been a disappointing year for the Boston College women's basketball team under first year coach Erik Johnson. The Eagles finished the regular season compiling a record of 11-18 (5-13 ACC), good for the no. 11 seed in this week's ACC Women's Basketball Tournament. So it was great to see the Lady Eagles earn just their second conference winning streak of the year -- and third of the season -- in the first round of the ACC Tournament last night.
Senior Kerri Shields went 4-for-8 from three and Kristen Doherty added three of her own to pace the Lady Eagles to a 66-57 victory over the sixth ranked Virginia Cavaliers (16-14, 8-10 ACC) on Thursday night. Four starters finished in double figures, including Shields (16 points), Doherty (15 points), center Katie Zenevitch (12 points) and Tessah Holt (11 points).
The Eagles earned their first win in the ACC Tournament since 2010 and first win over Virginia in the ACC Tournament.
The 11th seeded Eagles will play no. 3 North Carolina on Friday night at 8 PM. Third seeded North Carolina. In Greensboro. No big. This will be the third meeting between the two teams. UNC won both games during the regular season -- 80-52 in Chestnut Hill back on February 7 and 85-57 in Chapel Hill on February 28.
Here is the complete tournament bracket:
1st Round - Thursday, March 7
Game 1: (5) Miami 45, (12) Virginia Tech 39
Game 2: (8) N.C. State 56, (9) Clemson 45
Game 3: (10) Wake Forest 86, (7) Georgia Tech 67
Game 4: (11) Boston College 66, (6) Virginia 57
2nd Round - Friday, March 8
Game 5: (4) Florida State vs. (5) Miami, 11am, RSN
Game 6: (1) Duke vs. (8) N.C. State, 2pm, RSN
Game 7: (2) Maryland vs. (10) Wake Forest, 6pm, RSN
Game 8: (3) North Carolina vs. (11) Boston College, 8pm, RSN
The game will be televised on RSN (NESN+ in New England) and available on ESPN3. Complete TV listings here.