Basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith navigates players’ gender and sexual identity, mental health, and other challenging social issues.
In the 1980s, future U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ’86 and future Stemberg Family Coach Tommy Amaker faced off on the basketball court, Amaker as a Duke point guard and Duncan as a Harvard forward. This image of the two greeted attendees at a Kennedy School Forum event with Duncan. Photograph courtesy of David Tannenwald
Seth Towns '20, the Ivy League Player of the Year, had a game-high 24 points in Harvard's semifinal win over Cornell; he'd scored 13 points in the championship game when a knee injury forced him to sit late in the second half. Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications
Men's and women's basketball teams eliminated from the Ivy League Tournament
Last year, in the last semifinal game of the Ivy League tournaments, the Harvard and Princeton women’s basketball teams played before a crowd significantly smaller than that for their male counterparts’ games earlier in the day. This contributed to the women’s coaches’ concern that the schedule of the tournament was inequitable. Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications
Men’s basketball wins a share of the Ivy League trophy.
Christian Juzang ’20 played 44 minutes in Friday night’s overtime win at Princeton and has played 275 of 285 possible minutes over the last seven games. Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications
Harvard women’s basketball approaches a challenging Ivy slate.
Corey Johnson ’19, Harvard's best three-point shooter over the past two years, sank three treys to help the Crimson beat Dartmouth 61-51 in its Ivy League opener. Photograph by Eric Miller/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications