Afternoon Quickie: Women’s ACC Tournament; Baseball Visits Florida Gulf Coast


The Boston College women’s basketball team, which began their ACC slate 0-11 but finished 2-3, will proceed to the 2012 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Eagles, the tourney’s 11 seed, will take on Virginia at 8pm.

These two teams met before during the regular season at Charlottesville, and the Cavaliers got the win, 69-58.

A win here for BC does not seem probable, considering that Virginia’s women’s team is pretty good this year and that the Eagles themselves are just 7-22. Moving on to the quarterfinals tomorrow would be a major plus in a season full of minuses as they hope to build some momentum — any momentum — for next year.

The game will be televised, but not on NESN. If you have the DirecTV Sports Pack, you will probably be in luck as the game looks as though it will be on regional sports networks inside the ACC area but far from Boston.

It will be Eagles vs. Eagles this evening on the baseball diamond, as Boston College baseball is back to take on Florida Gulf Coast University. This game will take place in Fort Myers, the same place where they’ll face the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Thursday’s contest will be the first of three games against the other Eagles, with the series being briefly interrupted by the Red Sox exhibition game.

Last time out, Boston College played a tough and competitive series with Central Florida, but lost two out of three games. All three games were decided by one run, and both of BC’s losses came late — in the rubber game, the Eagles led with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but could not hang on.

Eagles baseball is 4-2 and unranked, but they did receive seven votes in the most recent coaches poll. Considering that they were 17-33 last year, this is an improvement.

If you’re looking forward to seeing BC play a home game, you will have to wait about another three weeks: the Eagles will host Holy Cross on March 20.

Congratulations are in order for Parker Milner and Johnny Gaudreau, both of whom received February awards from Hockey East. Milner was named Goalie of the Month for helping to guide BC to an undefeated record, and Gaudreau was named Rookie of the Month for his 13 points during February.  Both awards were well-deserved.

Don’t get me wrong, succeeding in February is nice, but what Boston College fans are hoping for is success in March and April. This team has the potential to be very special once again.