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Boston College Women's Basketball Stuns Purdue On A Late Three Pointer, Wins 58-56

Highlights and reaction as BC women's hoops picks up a win in the ACC/B1G Challenge

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Nicole Boudreau was the hero for Boston College, nailing a three pointer with 7.4 seconds left to take BC from one point down to two points up last night against Purdue and deliver the Eagles a big win on the road. The victory moved BC to 6-1 on the season and was BC's first win in the ACC/B1G Challenge since 2009.

Here are highlights from the B1G Network:

This is a pretty significant win for the women's basketball team, which has struggled in recent years but seems to be turning a corner in head coach Erik Johnson's fourth season. Purdue entered this game 5-1 and was receiving votes in the AP poll; they were ranked last week before losing in OT to #13 Stanford, and have a win over #22 Louisville under their belt. This victory is a good sign of things to come as BC prepares for the gauntlet of ACC play.

Freshman Mariella Fasoula, a 6'4'' center from Athens, Greece and part of BC's wave of international recruits this season, scored 23 points and added 9 rebounds to lead the team in each category. Boudreau had 10 points, including the game winning three. 

If the Eagles stay hot, they have the potential to build up a nice record before ACC play starts. Their next five games are against Hartford (Wednesday at 7 PM, at home), UNH, Lowell, Northeastern, and Bryant. BC was 8-5 last season in nonconference games before going 5-11 in ACC play. Without getting too far ahead of ourselves, finishing with 10 or 11 nonconference wins would put BC in a good position to pick up their first winning season since 2011 - or maybe even make a run at the postseason.