Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Host Hartford

Annie Stritzel dribbles to the basket.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following its second road trip of the season, the Harvard women's basketball team (3-2, 0-0 Ivy League) returns home to Lavietes Pavilion this Friday, Nov. 22 to host Hartford. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: vs. Hartford
Live Stats: vs. Hartford
Twitter:  @HarvardWBB

What to Know
- Harvard has started its 2019-20 campaign with a 3-2 record. Following three consecutive victories to start the season, the Crimson recently fell to La Salle and Rutgers in nonconference action last weekend.
- First-year Lola Mullaney and senior Jeannie Boehm are averaging double-digit points, leading the Crimson with 18.7 and 10.2 points per game, respectively. Defensively, Boehm tops the line up in rebounds per game with 9.8, while junior co-captain Rachel Levy follows closely behind with 8.0 boards.
- Capping an impressive collegiate debut, first-year Lola Mullaney was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Nov. 11. Mullaney made a dominant start in her collegiate career with the Crimson, recording double-digit points in back-to-back games to lead Harvard's offense. Mullaney helped guide the Crimson to a 2-0 start to its season for the first time since its 2010-11 campaign.
- Hartford enters the weekend 0-4 on the season, recently falling to UMass, 74-48. The Crimson and Hawks will meet for the 12th time in program history, as Harvard holds a 6-5 advantage in its all-time series with Hartford.
- The Crimson was selected third in the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll. Harvard has finished in the top three of the Ivy League standings every year since the 2006-07 campaign. Earning 95 votes in the preseason poll, the Crimson narrowly trailed Penn and Princeton who tied for first.

Leading the Way
The Friends of Harvard Women's Basketball Head Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith returns for her 38th season at the helm of the program after leading the Crimson to its fourth-straight, and ninth in the last 11 years, WNIT appearance last season. The winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history with 602 career victories, head coach Kathy 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 return to action next Friday, Nov. 22, hosting Hartford at Lavietes Pavilion. Tip-off time is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.