After a year away from Cambridge in Los Angeles, former Harvard women’s basketball standout Temi Fagbenle was drafted 35th overall in the WNBA draft to the Minnesota Lynx. Fagbenle transferred to the University of Southern California to pursue a graduate degree after playing three years for Harvard. She is the second Harvard player ever to be selected in the WNBA draft.
Barring WNIT appearances, the last time Harvard played postseason basketball was in 2007. Had the conference tournament existed, the Crimson would’ve played in every one since. Despite the departure of a strong senior class, the team has the pieces to be good for the next few years.
The Crimson has been invited to the WNIT for the sixth time in program history. No Harvard team, however, has ever progressed beyond the second round of any postseason competition.
The tournament will exclude half the league’s teams, maintaining some of the importance of regular season play.
Despite starting off close games, the Crimson dropped both decisions to the top ranked teams in the Ivy League.
Seven of the Harvard women’s basketball team’s 12 Ivy League games have been decided in the last three minutes of play or overtime. This weekend was no exception.
Despite the bleak odds at an Ivy League title, the second half of Harvard’s season has been nothing short of spectacular.
Harvard's seniors combined for 43 points and 15 rebounds as the Crimson extended its winning streak against Cornell to 17 games Saturday night.
After topping Brown on Friday, Harvard did the near-impossible on Saturday, erasing a 23-point deficit to take down Yale. The comeback ranks as the fourth-largest in NCAA Division 1 history.