Women’s Basketball Selected to WNIT Field, Heads to Hofstra Thursday

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

The Crimson heads to Hofstra for the first round of the WNIT.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's basketball has been selected to the WNIT, the selection committee announced Monday evening, its fourth postseason appearance over the last five years. The Crimson heads to Hempstead, New York to face Hofstra Thursday, March 17.  

This marks the sixth WNIT appearance over the last eight years. Harvard finished third in the Ivy League, posting an overall record of 14-13 and won six of its final eight contests.

This will be the program's 12th postseason appearance, the most of any Ivy League team. Harvard has competed in six NCAA Tournaments, and in 1998 became the only No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on either the men's and women's side when it defeated Stanford, 71-67.  

The Crimson made history in 2011-12 as the first member of the Ivy League to register a win in the WNIT and again in 2013-14 as the first Ancient Eight team to be selected at large for a postseason berth. Harvard has won a postseason game in each of its last three trips.

The Crimson and Pride met in the WNIT once before, with Harvard walking away with a 73-71 victory in 2012. All-time, the Crimson leads the series, 5-3.

Hofstra finished the year at 22-8, including 13-5 in the CAA.