Women’s Basketball Begins Home Stint with Quinnipiac Friday

Photo by: Steve McLaughlin
Photo by: Steve McLaughlin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Coming off a championship win in the finals of the 2018 Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic last weekend at CSUN, the Harvard women's basketball team will begin a four-game home stint at Lavietes Pavilion this Friday, Nov. 30 with Quinnipiac. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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Broadcast: vs. Quinnipiac
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Admission: Tickets
Promotions: First 200 fans receive a Harvard Athletics Mug. Join us in the Lavietes Lounge pregame and halftime for arcade basketball.

What to Know
- After falling to Hartford 73-60 on the road last Wednesday, the Crimson bounced back with two wins at the 2018 Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic last weekend at CSUN to be crowned tournament champions and move to 4-3 overall this season. First defeating Jacksonville St. 69-62, Harvard dominated tournament host CSUN in the finals with a 75-55 victory.
- Junior Katie Benzan and sophomore Jadyn Bush were named to the All-Tournament team for their excellent performances last weekend, while Bush was named the tournament's most valuable player.
- Sophomore forward Jadyn Bush was named the 2018 Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic most valuable player after her performances against Jacksonville St. and CSUN. Against the Gamecocks, the sophomore posted a team-leading 18 points and nine rebounds. Following up in the championship game against CSUN, Bush tallied another team-best 17 points, while registering her fourth double-double of the season with 15 boards.
- Quinnipiac come to Cambridge at .500 with a 3-3 overall record after losing two of its last three match ups. Averaging 14.3 points per game while shooting .360 from the floor, Quinnipiac is led by redshirt senior Jen Fay.

Leading the Way
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, 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 continue its home stint with Maine and Rutgers next Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 8, respectively. Tip-offs are set for 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., while both games will be broadcast on ESPN+.