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Nov. 15, 2010
Chestnut Hill, MA - The Boston College women's basketball team went on a 15-3 first half run which Hartford never recovered from as the Eagles earned a 93-66 victory over the Hawks in the season opener at Conte Forum. BC is now 2-0 while Hartford dropped to 0-2.
Senior Stefanie Murphy led the Eagles with 24 points, while Kristen Doherty had 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Senior Carolyn Swords notched her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
BC built a 16 point lead with 10:10 to play in the first half behind a 15-3 run sparked by five points, five assists from Jaclyn Thoman (nine points, 10 assists, and three steals). The Eagles held Hartford scoreless for five minutes to build the lead.
The Eagles ended the half on a 7-0 run capped off on a three-pointer from Doherty to give BC a 40-18 lead. BC shot 40 percent in the half and had 10 steals.
DURHAM, N.C. - Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points to help No. 6 Duke beat Southern California 75-50 on Monday night and give coach Joanne P. McCallie her 400th career victory.
Krystal Thomas added 11 points for the Blue Devils (2-0).
Briana Gilbreath scored 12 points for the Trojans (1-1), who shot 31.5 percent from the floor. Ashley Corral added 10 points for USC.
Duke shot 41.7 percent from the floor, and posted a 26-9 advantage in second-chance points. Duke outrebounded the Trojans 50-37.
AUBURN, Ala. - In a game that saw nine lead changes, the No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team closed out a nail-biting game at Auburn Monday night with a 67-61 win over the Tigers.
As a young ballclub playing its first game in a hostile environment -- while also unleashing a brand new offense -- it was the defense, free-throw shooting and rebounding that keyed the victory over the Tigers (1-1).
The Seminoles (2-0) committed 29 turnovers but outrebounded Auburn 47-29 and shot 82 percent from the charity stripe, including four clutch makes in the final seconds