UNC Women's Basketball prepped for final regular season road game

Courtney Banghart and the UNC women's basketball program have one road game remaining, as they take on Boston College on Thursday night.
North Carolina v Virginia Tech
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How are we already at the final week of the regular season for the UNC women's basketball program?!

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Courtney Banghart and the UNC women's basketball program will travel to Chestnut Hill on Thursday night to take on Boston College. It's the last road game of the regular season for North Carolina before they head home to close the season against Duke.

There's a lot at stake for North Carolina this week, as the ACC standings are far from determined. A handful of teams, including the UNC women's basketball program, are within a game of each other, as the next few days will determine how the teams seed for next week's ACC Tournament.

Needless to say, North Carolina would really love to secure a double-bye, something that is still very much a possibility.

Obviously, two wins are crucial towards that goal, as the Tar Heels need to take care of business on the court. From there, the seedings will fall as they may.

So, what can we expect from this matchup, one that features a team that has a lot to play for while the other is looking to end a 10-game losing streak.

Key to Victory for North Carolina

Deja Kelly carried the scoring load for North Carolina in the loss at Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon, as the senior guard scored 29 of the Tar Heels 62 points.

Take out Lexi Donarski's 10 points on 4-8 shooting, the rest of the team struggled mightily to get into a groove.

The other three starters (Maria Gakdeng, Indya Nivar, and Alyssa Ustby) combined for 10 total points on 3-20 shooting, which can't be the case if the Tar Heels want to make a deep run into postseason play.

It will be very important for other Tar Heels to help Kelly out offensively, as it won't bode well if the rest of the team struggles to put the ball in the basket. Look for North Carolina to get some other players going early against Boston College, as this game could help lead them back in the right direction offensively.

Something to Watch For

Speaking of Kelly...

Kelly is just four points away from 1,800 points in her UNC women's basketball career.

When she reaches that milestone, she'll be just the 11th Tar Heel ever to do so, showing just how elite of a scorer she's been during her time at North Carolina.

We don't want to jinx her, but it's very likely that Kelly will accomplish the personal scoring milestone on Thursday night.

Projected Starters

No. 1 Alyssa Ustby (Sr. 6-1) 12.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 3.6 apg
No. 5 Maria Gakdeng (Jr. 6-3) 8.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 0.5 apg
No. 20 Lexi Donarski (Gr. 6-0) 10.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg
No. 24 Indya Nivar (So. 5-10 ) 6.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg
No. 25 Deja Kelly (Sr. 5-8) 17.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg