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With the game tied at 65-apiece and 22 seconds left in regulation, Harvard women’s basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith called a timeout to set up the final possession against a tough Northeastern squad.
In the first seven games of the season, the Crimson had followed a script of predictable unpredictability, following every win with a loss and vice versa. This trend continued in Bangor, Maine.
After an up-and-down first half offensively for the Crimson that allowed the Minutewomen to stay in the game, senior guard Ali Curtis turned it on to lead a rejuvenated Harvard attack in the second half.
Harvard took a 34-32 lead into halftime behind the strong play of senior forward Temi Fagbenle, but the Crimson continued a disturbing early season trend of failing to hang on to the ball in the second frame.
Senior forward Temi Fagbenle recorded 13 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists as the Crimson took down UMass, 75-62.
In the marathon that was the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament, Harvard started strong and finished stronger, with two last-minute victories giving it a winning tournament record.
Senior forward Temi Fagbenle, shown here in previous action, scored 12 points against Boston University, but the Crimson fell, 63-62, to its crosstown rival.
With 4.8 seconds left Tuesday night, Harvard had one final chance to finish off Boston University. But the horn sounded without the Crimson getting a shot off.
The Harvard women's basketball team won its sixth straight home opener, defeating the Colgate Raiders, 68-53.
With the graduation of four seniors last May, the Harvard women’s basketball team will look to its quartet of rookies to have an immediate impact down low and on defense.
Following the graduation of Christine Clark ’14, the Harvard women’s basketball team will turn to senior Ali Curtis and junior Kit Metoyer to lead the charge from the backcourt.
One year after a late-season stumble at Lavietes left Harvard looking up at Penn in the conference standings, a deep, experienced Crimson squad is determined to capture the Ivy League title that has continually eluded its grasp.
The women's basketball team looks to break its string of second-place finishes in the Ivy League when it begins its season Saturday.
After dancing with the best in last year's NCAA Tournament, the Harvard men's basketball team enters this season with a brighter spotlight on it than ever before. Meanwhile, the women's squad will look to rise new leadership to an Ivy League crown.