Women's Basketball Hosts Boston University Wednesday at 7:30 PM
ORONO, Maine -- Maine returns home for a brief two-game homestand starting with Boston University (14-3, 4-0 America East) at 7:30 PM on Wednesday evening. The Black Bears look to snap their current 12-game losing streak as the Terriers come to Orono riding an 11-game win streak. Last time out the Black Bears dropped a 71-39 decision at defending America East Champion Albany. Courtney Anderson led the Black Bears with 11 points, including a trio of three-pointers, while Mikaela Gustafsson matched a career-high with 10 points.
The Black Bears enter Wednesday averaging 50.1 points per game while giving up 67.4 PPG. Maine is shooting 34.7% from the field, 25.8% from three-point range and 64.9% from the free throw line. Maine averages 36.0 rebounds per game, 11.5 assists and 6.8 steals while forcing 18.0 turnovers. The Black Bears' 5.2 three-pointers made per game rank second amongst America East leaders.
Junior guard Ashleigh Roberts leads the Black Bears in scoring as she is netting 9.6 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds while shooting 40.9% from the field. Danielle Walczak is chipping in 9.4 PPG to go along with 4.6 rebounds and leads the team with a 43.4% mark from the field. Freshman Liz Wood is adding 6.4 PPG while leading the Black Bears in rebounding at 5.4 per game and a team-high 2.3 assists. Courtney Anderson is averaging 6.4 PPG with 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Freshman Sophie Weckström is adding 2.8 PPG and 2.0 assists.
The Terriers enter Wednesday at 14-3 and a perfect 4-0 in the America East conference. Boston University, currently riding an 11-game win streak, are paced by a trio of double-digit scorers and are led by the defending America East Player of the Year in Chantell Alford. Alford enters tonight averaging 17.1 points per game, tops amongst America East leaders, while chipping in 5.6 rebounds and a team-high 37 steals while shooting 42.2% from behind the arc. Rashidat Agbool is averaging 11.4 points per game to go along with a team and league-high 9.2 rebounds. Mo Moran runs the point for the Terriers and is averaging 10.4 points while chipping in a league-leading 6.2 assists per game. Boston University averaged 62.4 points per game as a team while giving up 51.5. The Terriers shoot 39.9% from the floor while their 36.9% mark from three-point land is tops in the league. Boston University averaged 36.8 rebounds per game and force 15.7 turnovers, creating a +3.9 turnover margin.
This contest marks the 72nd meeting between Boston University and Maine. There are only three teams all-time that Maine has played games against more than they have met up with the Terriers. Maine holds the all-time series advantage over Boston University as the Black Bears hold a 40-31 all-time record in head to head matchups. The two teams first met in 1977, a game won 66-54 by Boston University. Maine's last win against the Terriers came on Jan. 23, 2008 when Maine won 82-77 at Alfond Arena. Since that game, the Terriers have won 10-straight against Maine including a 52-43 in last season's America East quarterfinal matchup. Courtney Anderson led Maine last time out against the Terriers with 13 points on 6-for-13 shooting and six rebounds with three assists. Danielle Walczak added seven points and three rebounds in the loss.