CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hitting the road for its final two contests of the regular season, the Harvard women's basketball team (14-11, 5-7 Ivy League) will travel to Brown and Yale this weekend, March 6-7. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard moved to 14-11 overall and 5-7 in Ivy League play after dropping its contests to Columbia (L, 62-57) and Cornell (L, 55-47) last weekend. Headed into the final weekend of regular season action, the Crimson sits fifth in the Ivy League standings, one spot out of the annual Ivy League Women's Basketball Tournament.
- Three Crimson players recorded double-digit points against Columbia, led by Lola Mullaney with 20, Tess Sussman with 17 and Maggie McCarthy with 10. Mullaney has now recorded 20 or more points in four contests this season. Against Cornell on Saturday, Mullaney reached double figures once again with 17 points, while Annie Stritzel led the Crimson with a career-high 18.
- Dominating the Ivy League defensive stats, Harvard ranks first in offensive and defensive rebounds, averaging 42.4 and 28.4 to top the standings, respectively. Boehm leads the league and the Crimson in rebounding as well, averaging 9.0 per game. Harvard has four players in the top 20 of the conference in rebounds.
- First-year Mullaney continues to lead the Crimson's offense, averaging 15.0 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 20 games this season, including 13 of the last 14.
- Brown enters the final weekend at the bottom of the Ivy League standings with a 2-10 record and 8-17 overall mark. The Brown Bears will look for its first victory over the Crimson in its last 11 meetings, as Harvard defeated Brown 68-53 earlier this season.
- Yale sits one spot above the Crimson in the Ivy League standings in fourth with an 8-4 mark and 16-8 overall record. Harvard will look to take the season series from the Bulldogs, previously securing a 53-33 victory earlier this year.
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 616 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.