CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing non-conference action, the Harvard women's basketball team (6-3, 0-0 Ivy League) will hit the road for Maine this Saturday, Dec. 7. The Crimson and Black Bears will tip-off at 1 p.m. on ESPN+.
What to Know
- The Crimson has started the season with a 6-3 record, boasting a 3-1 home record at Lavietes Pavilion.
- Harvard recently hosted a tight matchup with crosstown rival Northeastern, narrowly falling 46-44. First-year Lola Mullaney led the Crimson attack for the sixth time this season with 17 points, while senior Jeannie Boehm paced the defense with 12 rebounds.
- Mullaney has consistently averaged double-digit points this season, currently leading the Crimson with 17.3 points per game. Defensively, Boehm tops the line up in rebounds per game with 10.4, pacing the team with three double-doubles on the season.
-The Crimson has emerged as leaders in the conference standings. Mullaney has climbed the Ivy League rankings, placing second in points per game with 17.3. Harvard has three players in the top 15 of the league in rebounds, with Boehm topping the conference with 10.4. Sophomore Maggie McCarthy sits sixth with 7.0 boards, while junior co-captain Rachel Levy follows closely behind in 13th with 5.9.
- Maine enters the weekend with a 3-6 overall record, recently ending a three-game losing streak with a win over Husson on homecourt. The Crimson will look to make a comeback in its all-time series with the Black Bears, as Maine leads 6-10.
- 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 resume action at the Florida Atlantic Tournament, Dec. 20-21. The Crimson will face Saint Joseph's on Friday at 4 p.m., before taking on host FAU on Saturday.