After letting Pittsburgh score the first basket, the Eagles jumped out to an early lead in today’s first game of the ACC Tournament and didn’t let up, earning a 67-56 lead against Pittsburgh behind 33 points from Cam Swartz. The Eagles did struggle a bit late in the first period and went into halftime up by just 2 points, but they didn’t let Pitt gain enough momentum to ever take back the lead.
This game was largely won on 3 pointers, foul shots, and turnovers. The Eagles went 10-for-24 from behind the arc, made 19 of 22 free throw attempts, and scored 23 points off of Pitt’s 22 turnovers.
Taylor Soule had a quiet game for the Eagles, missing much of the second quarter to avoid getting into foul trouble too early, and scoring only 4 points in the game, although she did add 5 rebounds. If Soule can keep her fouling under control moving forward, the Eagles will be in a much better spot for their next game, particularly when you add in how much of a hot streak Swartz is on and how much Dickens has improved from behind the arc.
The Eagles move forward in the ACC Tournament to face Syracuse tomorrow. BC closed out the regular season with a 92-75 loss against the Orange, so this should be a more challenging matchup for the Eagles.