Nov. 30, 2015
BOSTON-The Boston University women's basketball travels to UMass Lowell on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest in Tsongas Arena.
The game is available to watch live on AmericaEast.tv.
-The River Hawks host their first game at Tsongas Arena this season.
-UMass Lowell and Boston University meet for the first time since 1979, prior to NCAA governance of the sport.
-The Terriers left America East the year the River Hawks joined it, their first year as a Division I program.
-Both Katy Steding and Jenerrie Harris enter their second seasons in a head coaching position.
-The pair also have ties to the Patriot League, with BU entering its third season in the conference and Harris coming to UMass Lowell from Navy, where she served as the associate head coach and helped the Midshipmen win three regular season and three PL Championship titles.
-Meghan Green and UML's Nicole Hayner graduated together from Bishop Guertin High School and will face each other for the first time in their careers. The pair has played together on every team from second grade through high school.
-Despite the loss at Harvard, both Troi Melton and Meghan Green recorded double-doubles against the Crimson last Tuesday.
-Melton currently leads the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game.
-BU enters its third season in the Patriot League and second under the command of head coach Katy Steding.
-The Terriers return nine players from the 2014-15 season and added five during the off-season.
-This year's captains are Clodagh Scannell, Courtney Latham, Sarah Hope and Corrine Williams.
-Six players who started 12 or more games return for the 2015-16 season.
-The Terriers enter their 41st season as a varsity program.
A TERRIER WIN WOULD...
-Be the first win against UMass Lowell as Division I programs.
-Give BU its first win of the season.
-Be the first win over Dartmouth since 1979.
-The Terriers starts the season on a five-game skid, dropping contests with Northeastern, Albany, Boston College, Harvard and Dartmouth.
-BU plays its fourth Massachusetts school on Tuesday against UMass Lowell, having already played Northeastern, Boston College and Harvard.
-Senior Troi Melton currently leads the team with 10.0 points per game while Meghan Green is BU's leading rebounder, averaging 6.6 per game.
-BU returns nine players from the 2014-15 season and adds five newcomers to this year's squad.
-Last year the Terriers finished with a 5-25 overall record and 2-16 mark in conference action.
THE RIVER HAWKS
-UMass Lowell also begin the season on a five-game skid, dropping decisions at No. 6 Maryland, CCSU and Rhode Island and against Columbia and Bryant.
-The River Hawks nearly came away with their first win of the season in their last outing against URI, using a 10-0 run to take the lead late in the third quarter, but ultimately dropped a 72-64 decision.
-Kayla Gibbs, who scored a double-double on Saturday against the Rams, leads the team with 15.4 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game.
-Nicole Hayner averages 13.3 points per game and is the team's sniper with a River Hawk-high 10 made three-pointers.
-Overall, the team is shooting 35.6 percent from the field and averaging 58.2 points per game.
-Tuesday's game is the fifth meeting between BU and UMass Lowell but the first as NCAA Division I members.
-The pair has not met since the 1979 season, before the NCAA governed women's basketball.
-BU leads the all-time series, 3-1.
LAST TIME OUT
-BU dropped a 72-52 decision on Saturday at Dartmouth despite one of the best shooting performances in the last two seasons.
-The Terriers went 46.8 percent from the field, its best mark since Dec. 6, 2014 at Yale when the team shot 48.0 percent overall.
-Troi Melton led the team with 16 points to take over as the team's scoring leader. She has been in double-digit scoring in three of the five games.
-Troi Melton and Meghan Green each recorded a double-double against Harvard last Tuesday, the first time a BU player has reached the benchmark this season.
-Green led the Terriers with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Melton tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds.
-Tuesday marked the first double-double of Melton's career while Green collected her fifth during her Terrier tenure.
KEEPING IT LOCAL
-The Terriers will not leave New England during the non-conference schedule and face schools only from the Northeast until January.
-BU played all three Boston-area schools in the first four games of the season, playing Northeastern and Boston College at home and at Harvard on Tuesday.
-In total, the Terriers play six schools from Massachusetts in the first half of their season.
-Every non-conference road game is a day-trip, as the Terriers play at Harvard, Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.