CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Concluding its four-game road stretch this weekend, the Harvard women's basketball team (14-7, 5-3 Ivy League) will travel to Princeton and Penn, Feb. 21-22. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard moved to 14-7 overall and 5-3 in Ivy League play after splitting its contests last weekend against Cornell and Columbia. The Crimson started the weekend off with a dominant 73-58 win over the Big Red on Friday, before falling to the Lions, 89-64, on Saturday. Against Cornell on Friday, sophomore Tess Sussman recorded a career-high 20 points off four triples and six-for-11 shooting from the field.
- Dominating the Ivy League defensive stats, Harvard ranks first in offensive and defensive rebounds, averaging 42.7 and 28.9 to top the standings, respectively. Boehm leads the league and the Crimson in rebounding as well, averaging 9.1 per game. Harvard has four players in the top 17 of the conference in rebounds.
- First-year Mullaney continues to lead the Crimson's offense, averaging 15.3 points per game to top Harvard's line up and place sixth in the Ivy League rankings. Mullaney has been prolific from three-point range, averaging 3.2 made triples per game to lead the conference. She has now reached double figures in 17 games this season, including 10-straight.
- The Crimson enters the weekend fourth in the Ivy League standings after accomplishing its best non-conference record since the 2016-17 season, earning a 9-4 record with a 4-1 home mark at Lavietes Pavilion.
- Taking advantage of home court, the Crimson boasts an 8-2 record at Lavietes Pavilion this season.
- Princeton enters the weekend at the top of the Ivy League standings with a near unblemished 19-1 overall record. The Tigers have gone 7-0 in conference play and currently sport a 9-0 home record.
- Penn sits second in the Ivy League standings after accumulating a 15-5 overall record and 5-2 conference mark. The Crimson will look for the season sweep over the Quakers, previously defeating them 58-51 on home court earlier this season.
Leading the Way
The Friends of Harvard Women's Basketball Head Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith returns for her 38th season at the helm of the program after leading the Crimson to its fourth-straight, and ninth in the last 11 years, WNIT appearance last season. The winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history with 602 career victories, head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith passed former Princeton head coach Pete Carril (514) for most wins by an Ancient Eight coach on either the men's or women's side during the 2013-14 season.
Harvard will return home to host Columbia and Cornell, Feb. 28-29, in its final two home contests of the regular season. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, as will be broadcast on ESPN+. Prior to Saturday's game against the Big Red, the Crimson will honor the Class of 2020 in its senior day ceremony.