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Women’s basketball opens 2022-23 season with UMass Lowell – Boston College Athletics

Women’s basketball opens 2022-23 season with UMass Lowell – Boston College Athletics

Chestnut Hill, Tudeh. – The 2022-23 Boston College women’s basketball season begins Monday against UMass Lowell at 5 p.m. at Conte Forum.

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About the Eagles

The Eagles are in their 51st season in school history and fifth under the head coach. Joanna Barnaby-McNamee. This is a new look team with youth as the Eagles have no senior/grade transfers. Five freshmen, three sophomores and a pair of sophomores make up the 2022-23 team. Boston College finished 21-12 last season en route to an appearance in the WNIT.

season opener

Boston College is 36-14 all-time in season openers, while BC is 4-0 under Coach Mack. The Eagles have won their last four by an average margin of 24.8 points.

will win

– Give BC a 1-0 mark for the fifth consecutive season.
– Improve Eagles record to 37-14 in season openers.
– Give the Eagles a 6-0 mark against UMass Lowell.
– Give the Eagles their fifth straight home win dating back to last season.

Returners
Maria Gakdeng
Allie van Timmeren
Dontavia Wagner
Andrea Daly
Jojo Lacey
Kayla Ivy

newcomers
Taina Meyer
Tiana Todd
Carmen’s ally
Kayla must
Ava McGee

by The Numbers
2 – Boston College is one of two Power Five programs (Utah) without a senior/graduate transfer on its roster.
9 – Gakdeng is currently the ninth school date in blocks with 73. If he repeats his number, he will go into his junior season in the second round.
49.0 – In the Eagles’ two 20-win seasons, they finished 33rd and 28th, respectively, shooting at least 49 percent from inside the arc.
65 – Boston College is 40-4 when holding an opponent to 65 or fewer points since 2018-19.
80 – The Eagles are 31-2 under Bernabee McNamee when scoring 80 or more points.

What to watch for

– Watch to see if the Eagles can move the ball on offense, as they are 32-14 during Coach Mack’s tenure with assists on 60 percent of their shots. Last season, they posted a 14-4 record.
– See if the Eagles can get up to speed against the Riverhawks, as Boston College ranked 48th in possessions per 40 minutes (73.5) last season.
– Expect BC to turn up the pressure, where it went 16-5 or more last season.
– Boston College was 15-3 at home last season and has won its last four home games. See if the Eagles can continue to protect their home field.
– In home games last season, Boston College averaged 77.3 points per game at home last season (72.1 overall). See if BC can repeat its scoring output on Monday.

UMass Lowell scout

– The Riverhawks finished 11-16 in 2021-22.
– Umass Lowell is led by first-year head coach Denise King.
– King has been a coordinator and assistant coach since 2018, when he was promoted.
– UML returns Jalina Sanchez, who led the team in scoring last season at a clip of 14.0 points per game.
– The Riverhawks were ranked sixth in the America East preseason coaches poll.

History of the series

The Eagles are 4-0 in the all-time series, while Monday’s contest is the first since 2020-21 when BC won 88-38. Boston College has won four of five contests by double digits.

what’s next

BC will make the short trip to Cambridge to face Harvard on Thursday at 7 p.m.



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