CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hitting the road to close out the month of November, the Harvard women's basketball team (5-2, 0-0 Ivy League) will travel to Quinnipiac (1-3, 0-0 MAAC) this Saturday, Nov. 30. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Harvard is off to a 5-2 record to begin is 2019-20 campaign. Taking a short trip to Boston University last Tuesday, the Crimson defeated the Terriers in convincing fashion by a score of 66-39. First-year Lola Mullaney led the Crimson's offense with 18 points, while junior co-captain Rachel Levy joined her in double figures with 10. Jeannie Boehm and Maggie McCarthy led the defense with 13 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
- The Crimson remains undefeated at home with wins over California, Siena and Hartford at Lavietes Pavilion.
- Mullaney and Boehm are averaging double-digit points, leading the Crimson with 16.0 and 10.1 points per game, respectively. Defensively, Boehm tops the line up in rebounds per game with 10.6, now leading the team with three double-doubles on the season.
-The Crimson has emerged as leaders in the conference standings defensively. Senior Jeannie Boehm has climbed the Ivy League rankings, placing second in rebounds per game with 10.6, while sophomore Maggie McCarthy sits seventh (4.7) and junior Rachel Levy trails closely behind in 12th (6.6 rpg).
- Quinnipiac enters the weekend with a 1-3 overall record, recently falling to No. 9/10 Maryland last week, 107-52. The Crimson and Bobcats have met six times in program history, as Quinnipiac holds a 4-2 advantage over Harvard in its all-time series. Last year, Harvard battled the Bobcats to double overtime on home court, falling 72-69.
- 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 return home to host Northeastern on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. for Education Day. The matchup will be broadcast on ESPN+.