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Bulldogs Take To The Road To Face Boston University

Whitney Wyckoff. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Whitney Wyckoff. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale opens a four-game road swing with a trip to Boston University on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs will look to rebound from the loss to Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Hayden Latham and Alexandra Osborn-Jones scored career-highs of 14 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Bulldogs against the Pioneers. It marked the first time this season that Yale had fewer than four players score in double-digits.

The Bulldogs have outrebounded opponents by 5.3 boards per game and have shot .309 from three-point range this season, but will look to bounce back after being held below those averages against Sacred Heart.

Scouting The Opponent

All-Time Series Record: Boston University leads, 11-2.

The teams are meeting for the 14th time in a series that dates to 1981. BU won the last meeting, 59-54, on Dec. 7, 2011.

The Terriers are coming off a 52-49 win over Rhode Island at home on Saturday. Rashidat Agboola had nine points and 11 boards, while Whitney Turner had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Head coach Kelly Greenberg is in her 10th season at the helm of the Terriers and has guided them to four postseason appearances. Boston U. is in its first season in the Patriot League and was picked third in the preseason poll. Rashidat Agboola was named to the preseason all-league team.

BU went 24-6 last season and advanced to the second round of the WNIT.

What To Watch For

A Fast Start: A good start should help the Bulldogs as they look to bounce back from their last outing. The Terriers have trailed at halftime in both of their losses and Yale's ability to get an early lead could be crucial on the road.

Which Side Shares The Scoring: Yale has done a good job of having a balanced offensive attack thus far, with at least four players scoring in double-figures in each of its victories. The Terriers are similar to the Bulldogs in that they have four players averaging double-figures. Whichever team can best make use of its scoring options could have an advantage.

The Three-Point Arc: The Bulldogs rank third in the Ivy League in three-point field goal attempts and fourth with 5.7 three-pointers made per game. BU has allowed teams to shoot 37.0 percent from three-point range and are giving up exactly 5.7 three-pointers per game. Conversely, the Terriers shoot just 23.0 percent from the arc. Three of their top four scorers are forwards, so Yale may try to force BU to take shots from the perimeter.

Next Up

Yale will travel to Fordham on Friday, Nov. 22, for a 7 p.m. tip off.

The Rams went 26-9 last season, advanced to the Atlantic 10 title game and won two games in the WNIT.

The Rams were picked fourth in the preseason Atlantic 10 poll and return three starters from that squad. Erin Rooney, a Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team pick, leads the team in scoring and rebounding.

Fordham leads the all-time series, 11-6, but lost last year's meeting to Yale, 67-53.