Women's Basketball Ranked Ninth Among Nation's Mid-Majors
In ESPN's first in-season poll of the nation's top 10 mid-major women's basketball teams, the University of Hartford is ranked ninth. The Hawks were not listed in the pre-season poll.
With a 5-1 record, UHart, noted poll author Graham Hayes, "came close to a signature win at home against St. John's over Thanksgiving, leading the game midway through the second half before the Big East power turned things around for a 12-point victory. Even so, with wins against Marist and Richmond, Hartford looks capable of acquitting itself well against a December schedule that includes a trip to Vanderbilt and the always-daunting encounter with Connecticut."
The Hawks entertain Providence of the Big East Conference on Saturday at Chase Arena, Reich Family Pavilion. Game time is 2 p.m.