CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Harvard women's basketball team (14-9, 7-3 Ivy) will head to Penn and Princeton for its last road trip of the regular season this weekend, March 1-2. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- The Crimson sits at third in the Ivy League standings after building a 7-3 Ancient Eight record and 14-9 overall mark.
- Harvard completed its first weekend sweep of the season, picking up dominant wins over Brown (98-55) and Yale (83-69) at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson had five players average double-digit points in its contest against the Brown Bears, while four record double figures against the Bulldogs, led by Madeline Raster with 24.
- Junior guard Katie Benzan leads the Crimson and ranks sixth in the conference in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game. Three other Crimson players average double figures as well, including Madeline Raster (12.0), Jadyn Bush (11.3) and Sydney Skinner (10.0). Defensively, Bush ranks at the top of the Ivy League with 8.8 rebounds per game, while Boehm follows closely behind with 7.4.
- Benzan senior co-captain Madeline Raster became the 20th and 21st players in Harvard women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points. Most recently, Raster completed the feat against Yale as she now totals 1,015 points in her senior season with the Crimson.
- Additionally, Benzan recently broke the program record for three-pointers made in a career, as she has now amassed 266 total. Benzan surpassed Erin Mahar's total of 261 set back in 1993.
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.
Harvard will return to Lavietes Pavilion for its final home contests of the season, welcoming Cornell and Columbia, March 8-9. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+. Before Saturday's contest against the Lions, the Crimson will celebrate the Class of 2019.