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Oscar E. Mercado

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Women's Basketball

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.

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Women's Basketball

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.

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Women's Basketball

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.

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Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Falls Short in Overtime, 87-78, After Furious Rally Against Penn

Much like its previous meeting against Penn (9-12, 4-5 Ivy League), Harvard (12-10, 6-4) fell down by a wide margin early and staged a furious late rally in the pivotal conference matchup at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday. However, the Crimson was unable to replicate the successful comeback it made on Jan. 29, eventually falling to the Quakers in overtime by a score of 87-78.

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Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Earns Critical Pair of Conference Victories

After notching three consecutive wins over Ivy League opponents, Harvard women’s basketball returned to Lavietes Pavilion this past weekend in triumphant fashion. On Friday night, the Crimson (12-9, 6-3 Ivy League) earned a hard-fought 77-73 victory over the Brown Bears (5-15, 0-8). The following night, Harvard treated its large home crowd to a 65-59 win over the Yale Bulldogs (13-8, 6-3), extending the Crimson’s winning streak to a season-best five games.

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Women's Basketball

Harvard Women’s Basketball Mounts Late Comeback to Extend Win Streak

Despite trailing by as much as 13 points late in the contest, Harvard women’s basketball (10-9, 4-3 Ivy League) completed a furious fourth quarter comeback to notch a 70-63 victory over conference foe Penn (7-11, 2-4). The victory marked the Crimson’s first win at the Quakers’ home venue, The Palestra, since 2012.

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Men's Water Polo

Men’s Water Polo Sunk by Heartbreaking Final-Minute Loss in NWPC Semifinals

The Harvard men’s water polo team rode a five-game winning streak to Princeton, N.J., for the Northeast Water Polo Conference playoffs on Nov. 19-21. The No. 2 Crimson (26-6, 9-2 NWPC) entered the playoffs poised to make a run at defending its 2019 crown after it was stripped of that opportunity by the pandemic last fall.

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Men's Water Polo

Men’s Water Polo Nets Three Straight Wins to Close Regular Season

Harvard men’s water polo co-captain Noah Hodge said that “defense wins championships is our team’s motto.”

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Men’s Golf Leaps Out to Strong Start in 2021 Campaign

The Harvard men’s golf team has had no trouble avoiding the rough, with three top-three team finishes to start its fall season.