CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith has announced the team's 2018-19 schedule today, August 8. The slate spans eight different conferences and features two trips to California. The Crimson looks to defend its 2017-18 undefeated home record with 12 regular season contests at Lavieties Pavilion this year.
Kicking off its 45th season on the road, Harvard will take a trip out west to battle reigning NCAA Champion Notre Dame on Nov. 9, before squaring off at Purdue on Nov. 11. The Crimson then returns to Cambridge briefly to begin its home campaign on Nov. 14 against LaSalle.
The non-conference schedule continues for Harvard as the squad embarks on a four-game road trek, traveling to Siena for a Nov. 16 matchup and Hartford on Nov. 21. The Crimson will conclude its road swing with a trip to California for a pair of games in the CSUN Tournament Nov. 23-24.
Harvard will close out the month of November at Lavieties Pavilion, beginning a four-game homestand with Quinnipiac on Nov. 30. Hosting Maine on Dec. 4 and Rutgers on Dec. 8, the Crimson welcomes cross-town rival Boston University to Cambridge for a 7p.m. tip off on Dec. 21. After an away contest at URI on Dec. 28, Harvard concludes its nonconference slate at Cal on Dec. 30 for its final tune-up before Ivy League play.
Dartmouth will hit the road for Cambridge on Jan. 19 as the Crimson and Big Green are each set for their Ivy League opener at 2p.m. Harvard continues Ancient Eight action with five-straight Ivy outings, first making a return trip to Dartmouth on Jan 26. Trips to Yale and Brown (Feb. 1-2) as well as Columbia and Cornell (Feb. 8-9) are set to follow.
The Crimson begins its second half of league action Feb. 15-16, hosting Princeton and Penn, before Brown and Yale make the quick trip to Lavieties Feb. 22-23. League play continues, as Harvard wraps up its road campaign with two pivotal matchups at Penn and Princeton (March 1-2).
In its final weekend of regular season competition before the Ivy League Tournament, Harvard will take on Cornell and Columbia (March 8-9) on home court. Hosted by Yale, the Ivy League Tournament will take place March 16-17.
All 12 home games, and the entire Ivy League schedule, will be available to stream on ESPN+.