Women’s basketball will host Boston College in the second game of the 2022-23 season

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Cambridge, Mass. Following a win over URI on Monday’s season and game one at home, the Harvard women’s basketball team will continue its 2022-23 campaign at home on Thursday, November 10 against Boston College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm and the game will air on ESPN+.

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• Harvard Women’s Basketball kicked off the Carrie Moore It was Monday when they defeated URI, 88-74, at home. Thursday’s game against Boston College will mark Moore’s first matchup against a power-five opponent.

• Moore is in Year 1 after the retirement of Kathy Delaney-Smith, who ran the Crimson program for 40 years. Moore was named Kathy Delaney-Smith head coach for Harvard women’s basketball on April 6, 2022, and came to Cambridge after spending the 2021-22 season as an assistant coach at Michigan, helping the Wolverines achieve a record 25-7 and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Moore also had stints as an assistant coach at North Carolina, Princeton and Creighton.

• Harvard had three players score in double figures, all of whom reached or surpassed the 20-point plateau. Turner Harmonythe 2022 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, scored a career-high 31 points on 11-for-19 shooting (2-3 3FG, 7-7 FT), five rebounds and a game-high five assists.

• Joining Turner in double figures was McKenzie Forbes Y lola mullaney as both scored 20 points and knocked down four 3-pointers (8-for-17 combined). Forbes pulled down seven rebounds to share the game’s highest honors with Gabby Anderson, while recording three blocked shots. Mullaney, who shot 8-for-13 from the floor, added four rebounds and a game-high to tie two steals.

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• For the game, Harvard went 50-40-90 against Rhode Island, shooting 50.8 percent from the field, 45.8 percent from 3 and 93.8 percent from the charity streak.

• In defeating Rhode Island, the Crimson scored their first season-opening victory since a road win at Northern Illinois to open the 2019-20 season (November 5, 2019) and recorded their largest margin of victory in a season opener since 1990 contest against Fordham.

• Harvard will face Boston College for the 19th time in series history, one in which the Crimson trails, 8-10.

• Harvard hosts Boston College at home for the first time since 2009-10, when they beat the Eagles in a close game, 82-81.

• The Crimsons look to snap a two-game losing streak to the Eagles after suffering losses in 2010-11 and 2021-22

• This season’s meeting will mark the second consecutive year that the teams have shared a court after 11 years without competition between the neighboring institutions.

• The game against Boston College marks the second of three straight home games to open 2022-23. UMass will visit the Lavietes Pavilion on Friday, November 18 to close out the home leg before the Crimson heads to Cancún, Mexico for the Cancún Challenge Tournament.

• Harvard’s 2022-23 schedule features 12 non-conference games before the Ivy League game begins Dec. 31 against Princeton. The team hopes to advance to the Ivy League tournament for the second consecutive season. The tournament will take place in Princeton, NJ, from March 11-12, 2023.

Until next time

Harvard will host UMass on Friday, November 18 for a game at 7 pm. The contest will also be broadcast on ESPN+. Tickets are available to buy here.

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