Basketball Heads Northeast to Meet Boston College (L 79-74)

Boston College was 9-21 last year and ranked 176th in RPI. Coogs should win this one.

Fans can catch all of Wednesday’s action live via the ACC Network Plus with Bill Spaulding calling play-by-play and Kerri Shields as the analyst. Fans can also hear the game live via Houston’s home for Women’s Basketball Radio,

Boston College enters Wednesday’s contest with a 2-2 record after knocking off Fordham 55-52 at home on Nov. 16 before dropping its most recent contest, 78-68, at Minnesota on Nov. 19.

The Eagles shoot 41.5 percent from the field as a team while allowing opponents to make 37.8 percent. From beyond the 3-point line, Boston College shoots 34.6 percent and holds opponents to 26.8 percent.

Offensively, Boston College has been led by Milan Bolden-Morris, who has scored 14.3 points per game, while Sydney Lowery has added 11.8 points per night, and Georgia Pineau has contributed 10.3.

On the glass, Pineau has pulled down 9.7 rebounds per contest, while Bolden-Morris and Martina Mosetti sit second and third with 4.5 and 4.3 boards per game, respectively.

Tough night and the refs didn’t do the Coogs any favors. Coogs made a furious comeback and took the lead late, but BC went on an 8-0 run to get the win.

Houston: Jasmyne Harris paced the Cougars, both on the scoreboard and on the glass, scoring 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for her third career double-double. Angela Harris finished the contest with a season-high 18 points, while Serithia Hawkins added a career-high 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Junior Octavia Barnes also reached double figures for Houston with 10 points.

Boston College: The Eagles picked up a big night from Taylor Ortlepp who finished with 21 points including a 10-of-10 mark from the free throw line. Milan Bolden-Morris added 16 points while pulling down a team-high nine rebounds, and Sydney Lowery dropped 15 points.


Sophomore Jasmyne Harris scored 21 points in the contest, surpassing the 400 point mark and giving her 415 in her career.
Houston continued to be active defensively, forcing Boston College to turn the basketball over 22 times while picking up nine steals. The Cougars entered the contest first in the American Athletic Conference and 11th in the nation in total steals.
Houston performed well in the specialty-point battles, outscoring Boston College 38-28 in the paint and 16-14 off turnovers. Houston also won the second-chance points battle 17-11, while outscoring the Eagles 10-0 on the fast break.