The BYU women’s basketball team is set to play Boston College and Harvard Thursday and Friday.
Boston College comes in to the game with a recent win against Holy Cross and a loss against Boston University. The Cougars have won both their season games against Weber State and Dartmouth.
The main goal BYU Head Coach Jeff Judkins has for the games this week is to come out strong and play hard from the tipoff.
“Hopefully (we) come out and play intense for all 40 minutes,” Judkins said. “We want to come out and execute better than we did (Tuesday).”
The Boston College team contains four returning starters who finished their season with a 2-14 record last year. Boston placed 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and meet up with the Cougars for the first time ever, this year.
The player to watch in Thursday’s game will be Boston College’s Katie Zenevitch who leads her team in points, scoring an average 15 points per game, and rebounding an average 11.5 rebounds per game.
Harvard so far has a 1-1 record this season as well, having won against North Dakota and lost against North Dakota State. The last time BYU and Harvard played each other was in the 2006-07 season where BYU defeated Harvard 66-51.
Players to watch on Harvard’s team are lead scorer Christine Clark, averaging 16 points per game, and lead rebounder Temi Fagbenle, with an average 9 rebounds per game.
The Cougars go into these games after defeating Dartmouth when they learned defense is their key to victory.
“Defense wins games,” sophomore forward Morgan Bailey said Tuesday night. “We’ve said that a lot, and it’s true. I’m just going to play good defense and let my offense take care of itself.”
BYU plays at Boston College Thursday at 7 p.m. EST and continues on to play Harvard Friday at 5 p.m. EST