The Boston College women’s basketball team fell to Virginia today in the first round of the ACC women’s basketball tournament. Despite taking a 29-24 lead into halftime, the Eagles fell behind in the second half, ultimately losing by a score of 77-61 to get knocked out of the competition.
The Eagles kept up with Virginia for the most part, with 31 rebounds to Virginia’s 38, matching 6 steals and 15 turnovers, and recording 23 bench points to Virginia’s 6. However, the Eagles were really outplayed when it came to shooting percentage. Overall, the Eagles made 38% of their field goals, 28% of their 3 pointers, and 75% of their free throws. In contrast, Virginia shot at 44%, made 33% of their 3 pointers, and netted 90% of the free throws they took. Virginia was also helped by their star player Jocelyn Willoughby, who had a game high 29 points and 13 rebounds. Emma Guy was BC’s leading player with 18 points and 7 rebounds.