By ODU Athletics
March 22, 2003
2003 NCAA First Round
Ted Constant Convocation Center - Norfolk, Virginia
#5 BOSTON COLLEGE VS #12 OLD DOMINION
The loss snaps Old Dominion's ten game winning-streak which dated back to February 16th with a 99-69 over CAA rival Hofstra. The defeat also halted a seven-game home winning streak. The Lady Monarchs last home loss occurred on January 31st with a 59-67 to the BIG EAST's Rutgers.
Junior forward Monique Coker recorded her team leading ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds. It was the second time in the last three games she recorded double digit points and rebounds. She also has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games, including the last four straight.
With Old Dominion controlling the boards, 38-31, they outbounded its opponent for the 12th straight game. However, the Lady Monarchs but fell to is 21-4 when outrebounding their opponent.
It was Old Dominion's first loss when the Lady Monarchs had four or more players score in double figures.
Old Dominion fell to 32-19 all-time in NCAA Tournament play. It was the third time hat the Lady Monarchs fell in the first round of the tournament. Old Dominion's last exit from the tournament in the first round was in 2001 with a 65-67 loss to Washington in Gainesville, Florida. That season, the Lady Monarchs were an 11 seed in the West Region.
It was Old Dominion's first loss on its home court in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. In 1993 they fell in the second round of the East Region to Iowa, 56-82. Iowa eventually advanced to the Final Four.
Senior guard Brianne Stepherson's nine assists were the most by a Boston College play in a post season game. As a team, the Eagles tied their NCAA Tournament team record with 19 total assists. Boston College also had its best performance from the free throw line shooting 14-of-15 from the line to shoot 93.3 percent.
Boston College improves to 3-3 in the NCAA Tournament and advances to the second round for the third time in school history. In 2000, the Eagles defeated Nebraska, 93-76, in the Mideast Region and in 1999, in their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Boston College handed Ohio State a 72-59 loss in the East Region in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Eagles switched roles this season as last year Boston College, also then a fifth seed, fell to 12th seeded Mississippi State in the first round of the West Region in Lubbock, TX, 59-65.
The Eagle victory was the first ever against Old Dominion. The teams have now each won one game in the series. Old Dominion has previously defeated Boston College 82-64 back on January 27, 1988.
Amber Jacbos, who scored the game-winner and finished with a game-high 23 points, scored at least 20 points for the fifth time this season.