Women’s Basketball Looks to Extend Win Streak at Yale, Brown

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Looking to extend its five-game winning streak and undefeated conference record, the Harvard women's basketball team will continue its road trip to Yale and Brown this weekend, Feb. 1-2. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, while Friday's contest against the Bulldogs will air on ESPN3 and Saturday's game against the Brown Bears will be broadcast on ESPN+ and NESN.

How to Follow
Broadcast: at Yale | at Brown
Live Stats:  at Yale | at Brown
Twitter:  @HarvardWBB
Notes: Harvard

What to Know
- Extending its win streak to five games, the Crimson improved to 2-0 in Ivy League action with a 73-57 win over Dartmouth last Saturday night in Hanover, N.H. Four Crimson players recorded double-digit points in tonight's contest, led by junior Katie Benzan with 22. 
- Harvard climbed its way to the top of the Ivy League standings as the only team in the Ancient Eight to boast a 2-0 conference record.
- Led by Benzan with 14.6 points per game, the junior guard sits sixth in the league in scoring and third in assists per game with 4.7. Defensively, Harvard is guided by sophomore Jadyn Bush who ranks third in the conference with 8.7 rebounds per game.
- Last weekend, Benzan became the 20th player in Harvard women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points. The Wellesley, Mass. native has already amassed 219 points this season, on track to break her career-high 403 during her freshman campaign.
- Yale enters the weekend at 11-6 overall with a 1-1 conference mark after splitting its first two Ivy League contests against Brown, while Brown sits at .500 with a 9-9 overall record and 1-1 conference mark after splitting its first league games against Yale.

Leading the Way
The Friends of Harvard Women's Basketball Head Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith returns for her 37th season at the helm of the program after leading the Crimson to its third-straight, and eighth in the last 10 years, WNIT appearance last season. The winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history with 585 career victories, 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.

Up Next
Harvard will conclude its five-game road stretch at Columbia and Cornell next weekend, Feb. 8-9. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, and will both be broadcast on ESPN+.