Aside from the Lady Blazers, it has been a trying season for all of the local college hoops squads from the Rattlers to the Noles, and perhaps the team with the highest of expectations, the Lady Noles, are not immune.
The Garnet and Gold made the Sweet 16 a season ago, these days, they hope to simply make the playoffs.
They come into the contest with B-C, 5 and 5 in the conference, and 15-10 overall.
With all of this pressure, the Lady Noles have remained optimistic.
"That's going back to how we get over a loss, and move on... our practices are generally all upbeat. High tempo, just getting us ready for games, and at the same time, trying to rest your legs if that's possible," says junior guard Mara Freshour.