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Boston College Women's Basketball Upsets #15 Duke, 60-56

The Boston College women's basketball team upsets #15 Duke 60-56!

#22 Emilee Daley and #44 Kathleen Cooper celebrate the victory
#22 Emilee Daley and #44 Kathleen Cooper celebrate the victory
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The Boston College women's basketball team notched a huge 60-56 upset victory over the visiting and 15th-ranked Dule Blue Devils. Nicole Boudreau and Emilee Daley paced the Eagles with a combined 35 (!) points.

Duke started the game with a 9-0 run during the first two minutes of the contest, but BC would respond with four consecutive 3-pointers to regain some momentum. The energy remained high on the court and even off of the bench as all the two opponents raced back and forth across the court.

Boston College took a 35-30 lead over Duke into the locker room, shooting 39.4 percent from the floor on 13-of-33 shooting. Eight of BC's 13 buckets in the first half came from beyond the arc where the Eagles finished 8-of-19 from three. BC managed to hold Duke to just 38.5 percent shooting and just one three (1-of-4). Duke did manage to get to the line quite a bit, connecting on 9-of-10 free throws in the first frame.

The score would remain close for a majority of the second half. The Eagles tacked on an additional five three-pointers in the second half, with four from Emilee Daley. Her three ball with 1:14 remaining was a deal breaker and she knew it. Daley slid her way back on defense with her hand still arched in the air and a smirk on her face.

In the final minute of the game with BC clinging to a 58-54 lead, Duke, with only three fouls up until that point, fouled the Eagles six times to get BC into the bonus. Duke's Azura Stevens would draw the Blue Devils to 58-56 on a bucket late. As Kelly Hughes attempted what would be the Eagles' final two points of the game, an announced crowd of 1,309 fell to a complete hush. Hughes drained both free throws to give BC a 60-56 upset victory over the Blue Devils.

The win over Duke was the first for BC since February 2010, when the Eagles upset then-6th ranked Duke, 61-57. The Eagles notch their first ACC win of the season (1-5 ACC) and improve to 9-10 overall. Up next: a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers (12-6, 2-3 ACC) on Sunday.