Women’s Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Women’s Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Harvard women's basketball will play 27 games during the 2017-18 regular season, including 12 contests at Lavietes Pavilion. (Gil Talbot)

2017-18 Harvard Women's Basketball Schedule

Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith released the team's 2017-18 schedule today (August 3), featuring 12 regular season games at newly renovated Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson will make trips to Maine (Nov. 10-11), Virginia (Nov. 25-26) and Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 20-21) for tournaments in non-conference play and will kick off its Ivy League slate on Jan. 6 with a road contest at Dartmouth.

Harvard's challenging non-conference schedule features five games against teams that made postseason tournaments last year – Dayton (NCAA), Sacred Heart (WNIT), Virginia (WNIT), Temple (NCAA), and Florida Gulf Coast (NCAA).

Harvard women's basketball kicks off its 44th season of play at the Maine Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 10, as the Crimson will take on Dayton for the second time in program history. Harvard will play either Maine or Tulane the following day.

The Crimson open the home slate at Lavietes Pavilion with three consecutive games on home court against Siena (Nov. 15), Sacred Heart (Nov. 18), and BU (Nov. 21).

The team will play in its second non-conference tournament of the season at Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend in what will be a homecoming for DC-area native Kirby Porter. Harvard takes on the host Cavaliers on Nov. 25 before a game against North Carolina A&T the next day.

The non-conference schedule continues with road contests at Temple (Dec. 2) and Northeastern (Dec. 6) before a trip to Fort Myers, Florida during the holiday break. Harvard will travel to the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament, opening play against Akron on Dec. 20 before taking on host FGCU the following day. Games against Stony Brook (Dec. 31) and La Salle (Jan. 10) at home round out the non-league schedule.

Harvard opens Ivy League play at Dartmouth on Jan. 6 and will play the second leg of the series against the Big Green on Jan. 20 at home. The Crimson hosts Yale and Brown (Jan. 26-27) followed by games against Columbia and Cornell (Feb. 2-3), also at Lavietes.

The Crimson then hits the road to take on Princeton and Penn (Feb. 9-10) followed by Brown and Yale (Feb. 16-17). Harvard closes out its home schedule with games against Penn and Princeton (Feb. 23-24), followed by its final regular season weekend at Cornell and Columbia (March 2-3).