Second-place Boston U. hosts third-place Hartford on Saturday on NESN at noon.
Second-place Boston U. hosts third-place Hartford on Saturday on NESN at noon.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Boston U. Hosts Hartford on NESN; Three Other Women’s Games Saturday

Release: 02/01/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - America East teams begin the second half of the conference schedule on Saturday, highlighted by a battle between Hartford and Boston U. on NESN at noon.

The Terriers (17-4, 7-1) defeated Hartford (14-7, 5-3) in the first meeting this season back on Jan. 5, 45-39. Rashidat Agboola had 26 points in the contest to pace Boston U. while Nikkia Smith had 16 points and nine rebounds for Hartford. The Terriers trail first-place Albany by one game in the standings and will be giving away jerseys to the first 500 fans who attend the game.

 Also tipping at noon, UMBC (6-15, 2-6) travels to Maine (2-19, 1-9). The Retrievers had to stave off a late comeback from the Black Bears last time the teams met, holding on for a 54-50 win thanks to a pair of Raven Harris free throws with four seconds left. Bria White led UMBC with 15 points in that game, while Courtney Anderson led Maine with 17 points.

Stony Brook (11-10, 3-5) hosts its annual Play 4Kay game at 2 p.m. against New Hampshire (8-12, 3-5) in an important game for seeding in the America East Championship. The Seawolves won in Durham for the first time since 2007 in the first meeting this season, grinding out a 48-44 win. Chikilra Goodman had 18 points and seven rebounds for Stony Brook while Kelsey Hogan led New Hampshire with 12 points.

Albany (17-3, 8-0) hosts SUNY rival Binghamton (4-17, 3-5) to round out the Saturday schedule for the Great Danes annual Big Purple Growl.  The Great Danes defeated the Bearcats 72-47 in Vestal earlier this season behind 18 points from freshman Shereesha Richards who was 8-of-10 from the field in the game.

Saturday, February 2                                                 
UMBC at Maine, 12 p.m. - Live Stats | Audio | Video
Hartford at Boston U., 12 p.m. - Live Stats | Audio | TV: NESN
New Hampshire at Stony Brook, 2 p.m. - Live StatsVideo
Binghamton at Albany, 5 p.m. - Live StatsVideo