In a nail-biting defensive battle that came down to the final seconds, Harvard women’s basketball fell to Penn in the Palestra on the Quakers home court. The Crimson shot only 25.8 percent to Penn’s 33.3 percent from the field in a night where shots seemed not to fall for either side.
With the unenviable task of taking on host team Penn on Saturday night, Harvard women's basketball will head to Philadelphia this weekend with an eye toward securing the title of the second annual Ivy League Tournament.
The Harvard’s women’s basketball team braved weather delays in New York to finish its regular season with two victories over Cornell and Columbia. The Crimson extended its winning streak to four games heading into the Ivy League Tournament, concluding its regular season with a season sweep of both opponents.
In its final weekend of the regular season, Harvard women’s basketball completed the season sweep on the New York Ivies in its trip to the Empire State, topping Cornell and Columbia on the road.
Harvard used an electric third quarter to dominate the Tigers, the top team in the Ancient Eight, to punch its ticket to the Ivy League Tournament in March.