7:00 PM ET, March 22, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Amber Jacobs scored 17 points and Boston College held Ohio State scoreless for eight minutes of the second half Monday night in a 63-48 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.The third-seeded Eagles (27-6) advanced to play either Minnesota or Kansas State in the Mideast Regional semifinals Sunday in Norfolk, Va.Jacobs hit five of seven shots from the field, including three of four 3-pointers, and all four free throws. She also had five assists and four rebounds.Kathrin Ress added 16 points and Jessalyn Deveny had 15 for the Eagles, who reached the round of 16 for the second year in a row.Brandie Hoskins led the sixth-seeded Buckeyes (21-10) with 16 points, and Caity Matter had 10.After eight lead changes and six ties, the Eagles slowly pulled away midway through the second half.Ohio State, playing on its own campus, had beaten West Virginia in Saturday's opening round by pounding the ball inside to 6-foot-5 Jessica Davenport and 6-3 LaToya Turner. Davenport had 22 points and Turner added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the 73-67 win.But Boston College all but eliminated the Buckeyes' inside game, overplaying Davenport underneath and surrounding her with defenders whenever she received a pass.Davenport's putback with 14:38 remaining -- she was just 2-for-10 from the field -- cut Ohio State's deficit to 40-39, but the Buckeyes didn't score again until Matter hit a 3-pointer with 6:36 left.During the 10-0 Eagles run in which Ohio State missed all nine shots from the field, both free throws and committed three turnovers, Jacobs had a layup and a 3-pointer and Deveny hit a pair of baskets.After Matter finally broke the scoring drought, the Eagles scored the next eight points while holding Ohio State without a point for another four minutes.The Buckeyes, who led the nation in field-goal percentage this season at 52 percent, hit just 24 percent of their shots in the second half (7-for-29). Meanwhile, the Eagles -- second in field-goal percentage at 49.4 percent -- made half of their 22 shots from the field.Ohio State also hit just two of nine free throws. BC was 12-of-17.The game was played before a partisan crowd of 8,649 at St. John Arena, the Buckeyes' home floor before they moved to Value City Arena six years ago.
|FG Made-Attempted||21-56 (.375)||23-51 (.451)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||5-11 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||12-17 (.706)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|