ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Ivy League Titles

1986
The Crimson sported a 9-3 conference record to earn Harvard's first ever Ivy Leauge title in basketball. Harvard beat Dartmouth, 75-66, in the final game of the season to share the title with the Big Green.

1988
A 71-60 victory over Brown gives Harvard a 12-1 Ivy record, and despite a season-ending loss to Dartmouth, the Crimson shared the Ancient Eight crown with the Big Green. It was the team’s second Ivy League title in three seasons, as head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith led her team to a 21-5 record,. It was also the second time in three years the Crimson recorded 20 or more wins.

1991
Harvard defeated Brown, 76-65, to extend its winning streak to eight games and guarantee itself its third Ivy League title. Harvard dropped its next game at Princeton, snapping the Harvard streak one short of the school record for consecutive victories. The Crimson finished with a 17-9 record overall.

1996
Harvard finished the regular season with a 20-6 overall record and take the Ivy title with a 13-1 record. Delaney-Smith guided the Crimson in its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

1997
The Crimson defeated Dartmouth in the regular-season finale to make Ivy League history, completing the first “perfect” season in league play. Since the institution of double round-robin play in 1983, no other team had posted an unblemished Ancient Eight season. Harvard took on North Carolina in the first round of NCAA’s, losing 78-53.

1998
The Crimson defeated Brown, 93-76, to clinch its third consecutive outright Ivy League title. Harvard set a school wins record with a 22-4 overall record and made its third consecutive trip to the NCAAs where the Crimson made history by upsetting No. 1 seed Stanford.

2002
After a four-point loss to Princeton in the second game of the season, the Crimson won 12 straight to win the Ancient Eight title and make its fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament. Harvard won 22 games, just one shy of the program record.

2003
Harvard completed its second perfect Ivy League season and its fifth 20 win season. The Crimson captured its second straight Ivy League title and eighth overall. Harvard fell to host Kansas State, 79-69, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2005
Harvard went 20-8 overall and 12-2 in Ivy League play to share the Ivy League title with Dartmouth. The Crimson fell in a playoff game with the Big Green to determine the NCAA bid.

2007
Harvard turned a four-point halftime advantage into a 64-48 win over Cornell to claim its 10th Ancient Eight title and the Ivy League’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. The Crimson won 12 straight league games to capture the title.

2008
Harvard defeated Brown in the second to last game of the season to earn a share of the Ivy League title with Cornell and Dartmouth. It was the 400th win for head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith. Harvard finished with a 18-11 overall mark and an 11-3 league record. The Crimson fell to Dartmouth in a playoff game.