Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Host Princeton, Penn

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning home to Lavietes Pavilion for a four-game homestand, the Harvard women's basketball team will welcome Princeton and Penn this weekend, Feb. 15-16. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+, while Friday's game against the Tigers will also air on NESNplus.

How to Follow
Broadcast: Princeton | Penn
Live Stats: Princeton | Penn
Notes: Harvard
Tickets: Princeton | Penn
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What to Know
- Approaching the midpoint of conference play, Harvard sits at third in the Ivy League standings after building a 4-2 Ancient Eight record.
- Harvard split its contests last weekend, as the Crimson was edged 75-65 at Columbia, before picking up a 68-61 win at Cornell. Benzan led Harvard in scoring against the Big Red with 20 points, her fourth game with 20 or more points this season and 15th in double figures.
- 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 (13.7), Jadyn Bush (12.0) and Jeannie Boehm (10.8). Defensively, Bush and Boehm continue to pace the team with 10.5 and 9.3 rebounds per game, respectively.
- Princeton currently sits one spot below the Crimson in the Ivy League standings at 3-2 in conference play and 11-9 overall, while Penn enters the weekend at the top of the Ancient Eight standings with an unblemished 5-0 mark in conference play.

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 continue its homestand with Yale and Brown next weekend, Feb. 22-23. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.