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The last time the Harvard women’s basketball team faced off against Rice was 28 years ago. Almost three decades later on Saturday night, the outcome was the same.
Shown here in previous action, senior guard Kit Metoyer registered 15 points in Harvard's 73-55 win over Boston University Tuesday night. Metoyer was one of three seniors to score in double-digits.
On Tuesday the Harvard women’s basketball team welcomes cross town rivals Boston University to Lavietes Pavilion in what has become quite a rivalry the contest over the past few seasons. Over the last five years, the Crimson and the Terriers have been in close contention, with Harvard winning three of those games compared to BU’s two. In each of these five games, no team has won by more than 11 points.
Playing at the University of Rhode Island Tip-Off Classic tournament this weekend, the Harvard women’s basketball team split its matchups in two games that would both be decided by single digits.
The Crimson’s three seniors—Kit Metoyer, Healy, and Tummala—combined to go 18-for-35 (51.5%) from the field in a game in which Harvard prevailed, 73-55.
The Crimson overcame some inconsistent play early on and survived a late push from the Minutewomen to pick up its first win of the season at Lavietes Pavilion, 67-65.
Harvard's three seniors combined for 41 points in their 67-65 win over UMass on Wednesday.
Down by 12 entering the fourth quarter of Harvard’s season opener, senior guard Shilpa Tummala shot the lights out in the dwindling minutes of Friday’s matchup against Maine. Scoring 11 of her 17 points in the last eight minutes of the matchup, Tummala’s effort was not enough, as the Crimson fell to the Black Bears, 64-53.
Rarely does a team lose 40 percent of its roster. Rarely does a team have to bring in eight athletes on a 17-player roster. Even more rarely does a team replace half of its coaching staff. For the Harvard women’s basketball team, the offseason was—to say the least—eventful.
All-time Ivy League wins leader and Harvard head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith, along with her assistants, look to help the Crimson challenge in the Ancient Eight
Harvard head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith's leadership will be pivotal if the Crimson wish to hang another banner at Lavietes
The freshmen will be pivotal for a Harvard team that lost two of its three top scoring players to graduation.
After finishing 7-7 last season, the Crimson will look to challenge for the Ancient Eight crown.
Harvard will need to be more consistent if it is to challenge defending champions No. 25 Princeton
The Harvard women’s basketball team enters the 2015-2016 season with seven new freshman faces. While all were standouts in high school, competing for the Ivy League championship poses new challenges and a different level of competition.