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February 14, 2014

Women's Basketball Preview for February 14-15

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Just around the corner from the midway point of the 14-Game Tournament and three teams have a slight separation from the rest of the pack.

Harvard (15-5, 5-1 Ivy), Penn (14-5, 4-1 Ivy) and Princeton (13-6, 4-1 Ivy) are essentially tied for first-place in the standings, with Yale (10-10, 4-2 Ivy) and Cornell (11-9, 3-3 Ivy) close behind.

The Bulldogs have a chance to move up in the standings this weekend, with games at Penn on Friday and at Princeton on Saturday. The matchups will feature three players ranked in the top-six in the League in scoring, as Yale junior Sarah Halejian (15.6 ppg) is third, Princeton junior Blake Dietrick (14.8) is fifth and Penn senior Alyssa Baron (14.7) is sixth. In Ivy play, Baron leads the way with 18.8 points per game, followed by Halejian (t-third, 15.5 ppg) and Dietrick (sixth, 13.2 ppg).

Harvard looks to maintain its spot at the top of the standings with home games against Columbia (4-16, 1-5 Ivy) and Cornell. The Crimson has been led by senior Christine Clark, who is second in the League with 16.3 points per contest, and junior Temi Fagbenle, who is averaging 12.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.

The Big Red was swept last weekend by Penn and Princeton despite back-to-back double-doubles by senior Allyson DiMagno, who hopes to lead her team back into the title mix. The Lions are looking to end a five-game losing skid and pick up their second Ivy victory of the season.

Brown (9-12, 2-4 Ivy), which faces Princeton and Penn, will look to senior Lauren Clarke (League-best 16.9 ppg) to extend its winning streak and get back to .500 in conference play. Dartmouth (3-17, 0-6 Ivy) returns home after six-straight games on the road; Big Green freshman Fanni Szabo is fourth in the conference in scoring with 15.4 points per contest.

All eight games this weekend will be streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network.

Brown (8-12, 2-4 Ivy) at Princeton (13-6, 4-1 Ivy)
Date: Friday, February 14 – 7 p.m.
Location: Jadwin Gym • Princeton, N.J.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Brown-Princeton Series: Princeton leads, 40-29
Last Meeting: Princeton 80, Brown 51 • 3/09/13 • Princeton, N.J.
Live Stats | Brown Game Notes | Princeton Game Notes

Yale (10-10, 4-2 Ivy) at Penn (14-5, 4-1 Ivy)
Date: Friday, February 14 – 7 p.m.
Location: The Palestra • Philadelphia
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Yale-Penn Series: Penn leads, 49-20
Last Meeting: Yale 70, Penn 65 • 3/09/13 • Philadelphia
Live Stats | Yale Game Notes | Penn Game Notes

Columbia (4-16, 1-5 Ivy) at Harvard (15-5, 5-1 Ivy)
Date: Friday, February 14 – 7 p.m.
Location: Lavietes Pavilion • Cambridge, Mass.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Columbia-Harvard Series: Harvard leads, 52-2
Last Meeting: Harvard 61, Columbia 44 • 3/08/13 • New York
Live Stats | Columbia Game Notes | Harvard Game Notes

Cornell (11-9, 3-3 Ivy) at Dartmouth (3-17, 0-6 Ivy)
Date: Friday, February 14 – 7 p.m.
Location: Leede Arena • Hanover, N.H.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Cornell-Dartmouth Series: Dartmouth leads, 54-14
Last Meeting: Cornell 60, Dartmouth 48 • 3/08/13 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Cornell Game Notes | Dartmouth Game Notes

Cornell at Harvard
Date: Saturday, February 15 – 6 p.m.
Location: Lavietes Pavilion • Cambridge, Mass.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Cornell-Harvard Series: Harvard leads, 59-11
Last Meeting: Harvard 66, Cornell 56 • 3/09/13 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Cornell Game Notes | Harvard Game Notes

Yale at Princeton
Date: Saturday, February 15 – 6 p.m.
Location: Jadwin Gym • Princeton, N.J.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Yale-Princeton Series: Princeton leads, 49-30
Last Meeting: Princeton 77, Yale 44 • 3/08/13 • Princeton, N.J.
Live Stats | Yale Game Notes | Princeton Game Notes

Brown at Penn
Date: Saturday, February 15 – 7 p.m.
Location: The Palestra • Philadelphia
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Brown-Penn Series: Penn leads, 37-35
Last Meeting: Penn 60, Brown 48 • 3/08/13 • Philadelphia
Live Stats | Brown Game Notes | Penn Game Notes

Columbia at Dartmouth
Date: Saturday, February 15 – 7 p.m.
Location: Leede Arena • Hanover, N.H.
Live Broadcast: The Ivy League® Digital Network
Columbia-Dartmouth Series: Dartmouth leads, 48-11
Last Meeting: Columbia 48, Dartmouth 39 • 3/09/13 • New York
Live Stats | Columbia Game Notes | Dartmouth Game Notes