Women’s Basketball Readies to Welcome Brown, Yale

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Continuing its four-game homestand at Lavietes Pavilion, the Harvard women's basketball team will welcome Brown and Yale this weekend, Feb. 22-23. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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Broadcast: Brown | Yale
Live Stats: Brown | Yale
Tickets: Brown | Yale
Notes: Harvard
Twitter: @HarvardWBB

What to Know
- Harvard sits at fourth in the Ivy League standings after building a 5-3 conference record through the first half of Ancient Eight play.
- Harvard split its contests last weekend, as the Crimson was narrowly edged by Princeton, 75-72, before taking down previously undefeated Penn in double overtime, 80-72. Harvard handed the Quakers its first conference loss of the season in front of a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion last Saturday.
- Junior guard Katie Benzan continues to lead the Crimson in scoring, averaging 14.3 points per game. Three other Crimson players average double figures as well, including Madeline Raster (11.4), Jadyn Bush (11.1) and Sydney Skinner (10.4). Defensively, Bush and Jeannie Boehm continue to pace the team with 9.0 and 7.3 rebounds per game, respectively.
- Brown enters the weekend at the bottom of the Ivy League standings with a 9-15 overall record and 1-7 conference mark, while Yale places one spot above Harvard in the Ivy League standings at 5-3 in conference play and 15-8 overall.
- Junior guard Katie Benzan became the 20th player in Harvard women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points this season. The Wellesley, Mass. native has already amassed 301 points this season, on track to break her career-high 403 during her freshman campaign.

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 hit the road for the final time of the regular season, heading to Penn and Princeton, March 1-2. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.