CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Making a short trip down Commonwealth Avenue, the Harvard women's basketball team (4-2, 0-0 Ivy League) will take on crosstown rival Boston University this Tuesday, Nov. 26. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard has started its 2019-20 campaign with a 4-2 record. Recently returning home to host Hartford last Friday, the Crimson defeated the Hawks in convincing fashion by a score of 53-44. First-year Annie Stritzel led the Crimson with a career-high 17 points, while Jeannie Boehm posted her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
- The Crimson remains undefeated at home with wins over California, Siena and Hartford at Lavietes Pavilion.
- First-year Lola Mullaney and Boehm are averaging double-digit points, leading the Crimson with 15.5 and 10.5 points per game, respectively. Defensively, Boehm tops the line up in rebounds per game with 10.2, now leading the team with three double-doubles on the season.
- Boston University enters the weekend 3-1 after three-straight road wins in the past two weeks. The Crimson holds a 15-12 advantage in its all-time series with Terriers, as Harvard has won five of the team's last six contests. Last year, Harvard bested BU on home court, 67-47.
- 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.
- 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.
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 hit the road for Quinnipiac this Saturday, Nov. 30. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.