CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Beginning a four-game road stretch this weekend, the Harvard women's basketball team (11-6, 2-2 Ivy League) will head to Cornell and Columbia, Feb. 14-15. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard moved to 13-6 overall and 4-2 in Ivy League play after sweeping its contests last weekend over Yale and Brown at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson started the weekend off with a 66-57 win over the Bulldogs on Friday, followed by a 68-53 victory against Brown on Saturday. Junior co-captain Rachel Levy led the Crimson, posting back-to-back double-doubles and a career-high 19 rebounds against Yale.
- Continuing her dominate first season of her collegiate career, first-year Lola Mullaney was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after her performances against Yale and Brown last weekend. Mullaney posted double-digit points in back-to-back games with 19 against Yale and 14 over Brown. She has now reached double figures in 15 games this season, including eight-straight.
- The Crimson enters the weekend third in the Ivy League standings after accomplishing its best non-conference record since the 2016-17 season, earning a 9-4 record with a 4-1 home mark at Lavietes Pavilion.
- Taking advantage of home court, the Crimson boasts an 8-2 record at Lavietes Pavilion this season.
- Dominating the Ivy League defensive stats, Harvard ranks first in offensive and defensive rebounds, averaging 43.2 and 29.6 to top the standings, respectively. Boehm leads the league and the Crimson in rebounding as well, averaging 9.6 per game. Harvard has four players in the top 17 of the conference in rebounds.
- First-year Mullaney continues to lead the Crimson's offense, averaging 15.5 points per game to top Harvard's line up and place sixth in the Ivy League rankings. Mullaney has been prolific from three-point range, averaging 3.2 made triples per game to lead the conference.
- Cornell enters the weekend sixth in Ivy League standings with a 2-4 conference mark and 9-9 overall record. The Crimson holds a 69-12 advantage over the Big Red in its all-time series, currently enduring a four-game winning streak.
- Columbia comes to Cambridge in fifth in the Ivy League standings with a 2-4 conference record and 11-8 overall mark. The Crimson leads its all-time series with the Lions, 64-4, and has won eight out of the last 10 matchups.
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.
Harvard will conclude its road swing at Princeton and Penn, Feb. 21-22. Tip-off against the Tigers is slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, while the Crimson will match up with the Quakers at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.