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Oscar E. Mercado

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Women’s Basketball Drops Pair of Road Games

The Harvard women’s basketball team (15-11, 8-5 Ivy) dropped both games of its double-header this past weekend, falling to Princeton (22-4, 12-1) 60-49 and Penn (15-11, 7-6) 69-67. Despite the weekend’s setback, the Crimson remains in third place in the conference.

Women’s Basketball Clinches Bid to Ivy Tournament

The final game of Harvard women’s basketball's (15-9, 8-3 Ivy League) three game homestand, which coincided with the team’s senior night, provided the team with a critical win-and-in matchup against the fourth-seeded Brown Bears (14-10, 5-6) for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.

Women’s Basketball Splits Home Matchups vs. N.Y. Rivals

Coming off back-to-back wins, Harvard women’s basketball (14-9, 7-3 Ivy) looked to continue its winning ways, playing host to a pair of New York rivals in Cornell (7-15, 1-9) and Columbia (18-5, 9-1). However, this weekend’s homestand ended with the same result as two weeks earlier, a 74-51 thrashing of the Big Red followed by an excruciating 71-63 defeat to the Lions.

Harvard Splits New York Matchups, Moves to Third Place in Ivy league

This weekend presented the Crimson with a key opportunity to solidify its spot in the Ivy League Tournament coming this March. Harvard fought valiantly in a tough matchup against Columbia before ultimately succumbing in a 82-70 defeat, snapping Harvard’s three-game win streak. The Crimson recovered from the setback, besting the Big Red 63-52 to earn third place outright in the Ivy League.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Unable to Contain Yale, Drops Fourth Ivy Contest 78-65

Coming off its first conference win, Harvard (10-6, 1-2) looked to continue its hot streak against historic rival Yale (12-6, 3-0) to begin its four game homestand. After an even first half, Yale’s shooters shut the door on Harvard's hopes of victory with a 78-65 win.

Men’s Basketball Notches First Conference Win, Besting Penn 70-61

Following consecutive defeats in conference play, the Crimson (9-6, 0-2 Ivy) traveled to the “Cathedral of College Basketball” — the Palestra, home of all things college basketball in Philadelphia — in a highly anticipated conference matchup against the Penn Quakers (9-8, 1-1).

A Lavietes Legend Retires: Kathy Delaney-Smith, Coach of the Year

In 40 seasons as Harvard's women's basketball coach, Kathy Delaney-Smith racked up 630 victories, 11 Ivy League championships, and six NCAA Tournament appearances. Her team culture was built through camaraderie and trust, leading her to become the all-time winningest basketball coach, male or female, in conference history.

Women's Basketball Season Ends in Heartbreak as it Falls to Princeton in Ivy Madness, 72-67

For the third time this season, Harvard (13-14, 7-7) fell to No. 24 Princeton (25-5, 14-0). Unlike the two previous contests, this Ivy Madness matchup was a barn burner, with both offenses excelling in the clutch. The Crimson rallied late but ran out of gas, losing by a score of 72-67 in its final game of head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith's remarkable career.

Women's Basketball Clinches Spot in Ivy League Tournament After Splitting a Pair of Weekend Games

The Crimson (13-13, 7-7) traveled to Hanover, N.H. to square off against the Big Green (3-23, 2-12) in a must win game to keep their Ivy Madness hopes alive. Harvard responded to the pressure in dominant fashion, crushing their conference rivals by a 33-point margin.