BOSTON - Set to begin the 43rd season of play, the Boston University women's basketball will open up its 2018-19 campaign as it heads to Northeastern on Friday, Nov. 9. Opening tip from the Cabot Center is set for 12 p.m.
- The Terriers own an 18-25 record in their first game of the season.
- Last year, BU snapped a five-game skid to the Huskies with a wire-to-wire 74-73 win at Case Gym in the season opener on Nov. 10.
- BU has opened its season against the Huskies every year since the Terriers joined the Patriot League in 2013.
- The Huskies are coming off a 16-15 season that ended with a 68-58 defeat against Yale in the WBI First Round.
- Jess Genco is the leading returning scorer after posting 14.8 points per game as a junior.
- Genco has started all 87 games during her tenure at Northeastern and has been the primary point guard, averaging 4.5 dimes per game through three seasons.
- Gabby Giacone is the top returner on the glass after hauling down 7.5 rebounds per contest to go with a 11.1 scoring average a season ago.
- Giacone also led the team with 28 blocks, accounting for .430 of Northeastern's rejections last year.
- Shannon Todd rounds out the double-digit scoring returners, as she posted 10.0 points per game while averaging 3.8 rebounds.
- Head coach Kelly Cole enters her fifth season at the helm.
- Over her first four seasons, she has guided the Huskies to a 47-75 record.
- Friday's game marks the 77th meeting between the two Boston-based schools with the Terriers holding a 40-36 advantage in the series.
- Northeastern has the longest series with BU out of any opponent.
- The Terriers and the Huskies have met at least once every season since 1976. Both schools were members of the America East Conference until Northeastern left for the CAA in 2005.
- BU has dominated Northeastern in this millennium, as the Terriers are 17-10 against the Huskies since 2000, although the Huskies are 4-1 over the last five matchups.
- The Terriers will host Brown for their home opener on Monday, Nov. 12.
- Opening tip is set for 7 p.m.