July 1, 2010
Jones Announces Class of 2014
One of the challenges facing James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Mens Basketball at Yale, for the upcoming season is replacing Alex Zampier, who graduated as one of the most prolific scorers in recent memory. Fortunately Jones will welcome a strong recruiting class full of scorers to New Haven this fall to help fill that void. Will Bartlett (New York, N.Y.), Jesse Pritchard (Ames, IA), Isaiah Salafia (Cromwell, CT), Greg Kelley (Newton, MA) and Jeremiah Kreisberg (Berkeley, CA) all scored at least 1,000 points in their high school careers.
April 29, 2010
Zampier Named To Connecticut 6 First Team
Alex Zampier put on quite a show in the augural Connecticut 6 Classic in November. He scored 35 points in the game against Sacred Heart, the most by a Yale player since 1983. That performance was the start of an outstanding senior season for Zampier, who led the Bulldogs in scoring (17.4 ppg.), three-pointers (55), steals (59) and free throw percentage (.858). Wednesday he received another accolade for those accomplishments by being named to the Connecticut 6 first team.
April 28, 2010
Sands Elected 2010-11 Captain
Michael Sands was one of the most improved players in the Ivy League this season. After appearing in 24 games off the bench as a sophomore, Sands was the only player to start all 31 games. He credits his success, at least in part, to what he learned from the captains during his tenure at Yale Eric Flato in his freshman year, Ross Morin in 2008-09 and Alex Zampier this year.
April 15, 2010
Team Awards Presented At Annual Post Season Banquet
The Yale mens basketball team gathered at The Course At Yale on Wednesday night for the annual post-season banquet, and seven team awards were presented. Alex Zampier was the recipient of the Dutch Arnold Award as the most valuable player and the Eggie Miles Award for free throw shooting. Austin Morgan received the John C. Cobb Award as Yales rookie of the year and the George McReynolds Award as the teams top defensive player. The Richard Derby Academic Award was presented to Raffi Mantilla. Paul Nelson received the Stan Smith Senior Award and Rhett Anderson was the recipient of the Josh Hill Award.
March 10, 2010
Zampier, Sands Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Alex Zampier, who led the Yale mens basketball team in scoring (17.4 ppg.), three-pointers (55), steals (59) and free throw percentage (.858), has been named second team All-Ivy. Michael Sands, one of only two players to start all 31 games, earned honorable mention recognition.
March 6, 2010
Zampier Goes Out In Style But Bulldogs Fall To Cornell
The near capacity crowd that came to the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday got a first-hand look at why Cornell is heading to its third straight NCAA Tournament. Ryan Wittman scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half and Louis Dale added 18 points and five assists as the Big Red held off a pesky Bulldog squad in a 79-59 victory.
March 5, 2010
Bulldogs Roll To 65-48 Victory Over Columbia
Senior Weekend got off to a strong start for the Yale mens basketball team. Four of Yales five starters scored in double figures as the Bulldogs cruised to a 65-48 Ivy League victory over Columbia before a crowd of 1,547 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Alex Zampier and Paul Nelson, the two healthy seniors, each played a big role. Zampier scored a team-high 15 points, while Nelson added 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks despite being limited to 19 minutes because of early foul trouble.
March 4, 2010
Class of 2010 Made Big Impact At Yale
For seniors Josh Davis, Jordan Gibson, Paul Nelson and Alex Zampier, the memorable moments of their Yale basketball careers are pretty similar - a victory over Penn at the Palestra; Stanfords visit to a sold-out John J. Lee Amphitheater; trips to eventual Final Four participants UCLA and Kansas. But some of the most unforgettable times were off the court.
March 3, 2010
Season Ends With Visits From Columbia, Cornell
The 115th season of Yale men's basketball comes to a conclusion with visits from Columbia and Cornell this weekend. Tipoff both Friday and Saturday nights is slated for 7 p.m. Seniors Josh Davis, Jordan Gibson, Paul Nelson and Alex Zampier will be honored prior to Saturday's game with first-place Cornell.
February 27, 2010
Bulldogs Fall At Harvard; Alex Zampier Sets Yale Single Season Steals Record
Harvards Jeremy Lin made his final regular season game at Lavietes Pavilion memorable. Lin had 26 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists to lead the Crimson to a 78-58 victory over Yale before a near capacity crowd of 2,195. Alex Zampier, who scored 16 points to pace the Bulldogs, also had one steal, his 55th of the season, to set the Yale single season record.
February 26, 2010
Bulldogs Shutdown Dartmouth In 55-45 Victory
A big defensive effort helped the Yale mens basketball team get back on track. The Bulldogs held Dartmouth to 25 percent shooting from the field en route to a 55-45 victory over the Big Green at Leede Arena.
February 24, 2010
Final Road Trip Takes Yale To Dartmouth, Harvard
The final road trip of the season takes the Bulldogs to Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday. Tipoff on both nights is slated for 7 p.m. Yale split with the two teams at home just two weeks ago, knocking off Dartmouth 69-56 but dropping a heartbreaking 82-79 overtime decision to Harvard.
February 20, 2010
Penn Tops Yale 81-69
Zack Rosen scored 27 points and handed out five assists to lead Penn to an 81-69 Ivy League victory over Yale before a crowd of 4,738 at the Palestra. The Quakers also got a pair of double-doubles en route to the win. Dan Monckton had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Jack Eggleston added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Alex Zampier paced the Bulldogs with 21 points.
February 19, 2010
Hot Shooting Lifts Princeton Over Yale
If there is one thing you cant do against Princeton, its allow the Tigers multiple offensive opportunities. Thats what Yale did on Friday night, and the Bulldogs paid dearly for it. Princeton had 16 offensive rebounds in an 82-58 victory over Yale before a crowd of 2,820 at Jadwin Gym.
February 17, 2010
Friday's Yale-Princeton Game On ESPNU; Bulldogs Meet Penn Saturday
The Bulldogs begin their second go-round through the Ivy League with a trip to Princeton and Penn. Friday's game at Princeton will be televised by ESPNU. It will be Yale's third appearance on the ESPN family of networks. The Bulldogs played UConn in the 2003-04 season opener on ESPN2, and the 2008 game at Penn was on ESPN Classic. Tip-off at Jadwin Gym is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday's game at the Palestra also begins at 7 p.m.
February 13, 2010
Big Second Half Leads Yale Past Dartmouth 69-56
One of the best defensive stretches of the season couldnt have come at a better time for the Yale mens basketball team. Trailing Dartmouth by 10 with 14:18 left in the second half, the Bulldogs yielded only seven points over the next 13 minutes en route to a 69-56 victory over the Big Green before a Youth Day crowd of 1,478 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 12, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To Harvard
Ivy League Player of the Year candidates Alex Zampier of Yale and Jeremy Lin of Harvard each put on a show Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. In the end, though, it was a pair of Harvard freshmen that played the biggest roles in deciding the outcome. Dee Giger made a crucial three-pointer that tied the score at 65 with 25 seconds left in the second half, and Brandyn Curry made all five of his field goals and all three of his free throws as the Crimson escaped with a thrilling 82-79 victory before a spirited crowd of 2,091.
February 11, 2010
Harvard, Dartmouth Visit Lee Amphitheater This Weekend
The Bulldogs reach the midpoint of the Ivy League season with visits from Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend. The Crimson come to town on Friday, while Yale hosts Dartmouth on Saturday on Youth Day. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 7 p.m. both nights.
February 6, 2010
Zampier Scores 1,000th Career Point; Bulldogs Roll Over Columbia
A near flawless first half led the Yale mens basketball team to a surprisingly easy victory on Saturday. The Bulldogs shot 54.8 percent from the field and outrebounded the Lions 23-10 in the first 20 minutes in building a 48-29 lead. From there, Yale cruised to a 79-64 win before a crowd of 1,304 at Levien Gym.
February 5, 2010
No. 25 Cornell Holds Off Yale 90-71
Earlier this week, Cornell earned its first national ranking in nearly 60 years. It appears the Big Red plan on staying in the poll for awhile. Jon Jaques scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 25 Cornell topped Yale 90-71 before a boisterous crowd of 4,255 at Newman Arena. Alex Zampier paced the Bulldogs with 11 points.
February 3, 2010
Bulldogs Visit No. 25 Cornell, Columbia
Cornell, which is ranked 25th in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, has not been seriously challenged in its first four Ivy League games of 2010. The Bulldogs will take their shot at the two-time defending league champions on Friday in Ithaca. Yale then heads to New York City to meet Columbia on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
January 30, 2010
Late Spurt Lifts Princeton Past Yale
Douglas Davis scored nine of his team-high 13 points in the second half to lift Princeton to a hard-fought 58-45 Ivy League victory over Yale before an Alumni Day crowd of 2,016 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Michael Sands paced the Bulldogs with 14 points and six rebounds.
January 29, 2010
Fast Start, Strong Finish Lead Bulldogs To 61-48 Victory Over Penn
On a night when Yale hoped to exploit its size advantage inside, it was a 6-1 guard that played a key role in an important Ivy League victory. Porter Braswell matched his career high with 14 points to lead a balanced attack as the Bulldogs rolled to a 61-48 victory over Penn before a crowd of 1,712 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 29, 2010
Penn, Princeton Visit On Alumni Weekend
The Bulldogs, who have won three of their last four games, begin their first full weekend of Ivy League play with visits from Penn and Princeton. The Quakers are in town for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Friday, while Yale and Princeton meet Saturday at 6 p.m. At both games, Yale student athletes will be collecting donations from fans to help with the relief effort in Haiti. The money donated will be given to three charities - AmeriCares, Doctors Without Borders and the American Red Cross.
January 25, 2010
Zampier Named Ivy League Player Of The Week
Alex Zampier has had a number of big games for the Yale mens basketball team this season. None was more important than his performance in Fridays 71-63 victory over Brown. Zampier scored a game-high 22 points as the Bulldogs knocked off the Bears to even their record at 1-1 in Ivy play. Monday he was rewarded for the effort by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week. It is the second time Zampier has been honored this year.
January 22, 2010
Bulldogs Notch Key Ivy League Win; Top Brown 71-63
Nobody had to tell Alex Zampier the importance of Fridays Ivy League mens basketball game with Brown. After falling to the Bears last Friday, Yale desperately needed a win, and Zampier played a big role in helping to deliver it. He scored a game-high 22 points as the Bulldogs knocked off Brown 71-63 at the Pizzitola Center.
January 22, 2010
Bulldogs, Bears Meet Again Friday In Providence
In recent years, the Yale men's basketball team has had some success against Brown at the Pizzitola Center. The Bulldogs have won two of their last three games in Providence. It would certainly be in their best interest to add another victory when the two teams meet on Friday at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on WYBC (1340 AM, wybc.com) with Michael Dunn and Ian Halpern calling the action or on Sirius XM radio channel 130.
January 15, 2010
Brown Edges Yale 75-66 In Ivy Opener
Steve Gruber scored a career-high 15 points and Andrew McCarthy added 14 points and eight rebounds as Brown handed Yale a 75-66 loss in the Ivy League opener for both teams before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,683 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Michael Sands paced the Bulldogs with 15 points and eight rebounds.
January 14, 2010
Ivy League Play Kicks Off With Home Game Against Brown
As they have in each of the last four years, the Bulldogs begin Ivy League play against Brown. The Bears visit the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Both teams won six non-conference games and both average 68.4 points.
January 9, 2010
Bulldogs Roll In Final Non-League Game; Rout NJIT 79-48
All season long James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Mens Basketball at Yale, has been stressing the importance of defense to his inexperienced team. It appears the message has been received. In their final half before the start of the Ivy League play, the Bulldogs held NJIT to 18.5 percent from the field en route to an easy 79-48 victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 9, 2010
Bulldogs Host NJIT In Final Non-League Game
The Bulldogs conclude a very busy stretch when they host NJIT on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m. Yale will be playing its fifth game in the last 10 days. More importantly, this will be the final tuneup before the Ivy League opener next Friday against Brown.
January 7, 2010
Five Players Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Cruise To Win
After playing five difficult games on the road, a little home cooking was just what the Yale mens basketball team needed. Freshman Austin Morgan scored a career-high 17 points, one of five players in double figures, as the Bulldogs cruised to a 92-71 victory over Albertus Magnus before a crowd of 1,219 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 7, 2010
No Place Like Home; Bulldogs Return To Lee Amphitheater Thursday
The Bulldogs play their first game in a month in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Thursday night. New Haven city foe Albertus Magnus visits for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
January 5, 2010
Manganos First Career Double-Double Not Enough In Loss To Lehigh
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Mens Basketball at Yale, inserted Greg Mangano and Austin Morgan into the starting lineup for Tuesdays game with Lehigh. Both responded in a big way. Mangano recorded his first career double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Morgan scored 14 points, the most of his young career. Unfortunately it wasnt quite enough. C.J. McCollum had 21 of his game-high 31 points in the second half to lift the Mountain Hawks to a hard-fought 75-69 victory at Stabler Arena.
January 5, 2010
Five-Game Road Stretch Ends At Lehigh
The start of Ivy League play is less than two weeks away, but the Bulldogs still have three games to make their final preparations. The first is Tuesday night at Lehigh. Tipoff at Stabler Arena is slated for 7 p.m. The game completes a stretch of five straight road games for Yale, which hosts Albertus Magnus on Thursday and NJIT on Saturday afternoon.
January 3, 2010
Zampier Shines In Homecoming But Bulldogs Fall At Albany
Alex Zampier gave Albany area fans a reminder of how talented he was during his days at nearby Columbia High School on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it wasnt quite enough to have his homecoming end in a victory. Tim Ambrose scored 22 points and Billy Allen added 21 as the University at Albany topped Yale 89-68 before a crowd of 2,931 at the SEFCU Arena that included a number of Zampiers family and friends.
January 2, 2010
Zampier, Jones Get Homecoming Sunday At Albany
So far this season, the Bulldogs have played only three of 13 games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Yale faces another road game on Sunday at Albany, but for two members of the Bulldogs basketball family, it will feel at least a little bit like home. Senior captain Alex Zampier is an East Greenbush, N.Y., native, which is less than 10 miles from Albany, and head coach James Jones is a 1986 Albany graduate. Tipoff at SEFCU Arena is slated for 4 p.m.
December 31, 2009
Hot Shooting Leads CSU Past Yale
Travis Franklin scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Colorado State topped Yale 93-71 in a New Years Eve matinee before a crowd of 2,498 at Moby Arena. Pierce Hornung added 15 points and six rebounds for the Rams. Alex Zampier scored 31 points for the Bulldogs. It was the second time this season he reached the 30-point mark. He had 35 in the season opener against Sacred Heart.
December 30, 2009
2009 Comes To An End At Colorado State
The Bulldogs close out the 2009 portion of the schedule with a game on the final day of the year. Yale plays at Colorado State on Thursday, and tipoff at Moby Arena is slated for 2 p.m. MST. Yale is playing on new year's eve for the first time since 1966, a 57-43 loss to Memphis.
December 29, 2009
Colorado Holds Off Yale 70-59
Yale did a number of things well in Tuesdays game with Colorado. The Bulldogs held the Buffaloes to 40 percent from the field, nearly 10 percent below their season average, and outrebounded them 41-27. Yale, though, did not do a good job of taking care of the basketball, and it was costly. The Bulldogs committed a season-high 30 turnovers, which led to 29 of the Buffs points, and dropped a 70-59 decision before a crowd of 4,819 at the Coors Events Center.
December 29, 2009
Colorado Holds Off Yale 70-59
Yale did a number of things well in Tuesdays game with Colorado. The Bulldogs held the Buffaloes to 40 percent from the field, nearly 10 percent below their season average, and outrebounded them 41-37. Yale, though, did not do a good job of taking care of the basketball, and it was costly. The Bulldogs committed a season-high 30 turnovers, which led to 29 of the Buffs points, and dropped a 70-59 decision before a crowd of 4,819 at the Coors Events Center.
December 28, 2009
Alex Zampier Named Ivy League Player Of The Week
Alex Zampier, who scored 25 points against Providence last Monday night, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. He shared the honor with Cornells Jeff Foote.
December 28, 2009
Two-Game Colorado Trip Starts Tuesday Against Buffaloes
The Bulldogs are making their first trip to the state of Colorado since 1999. The visit starts with a game against the University of Colorado on Tuesday. Tipoff at the Coors Events Center is slated for 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on FSN Rocky Mountain with Drew Goodman handling the play-by-play and Ceal Barry providing color. FSNRM is available on DirecTV (Channel 683) and Dish Network (Channel 414).
December 21, 2009
Late Rally Lifts Providence Past Yale, 87-78
Yale didnt look like a team that was playing after an 11-day layoff on Monday night against Providence. The Bulldogs raced out to an early lead and held it for much of the game before the Friars rallied to escape with an 87-78 victory before a nervous crowd of 4,206 at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
December 17, 2009
Trip To Providence Follows Finals Break
After an 11-day break for final exams, the Bulldogs return to the court on Monday night when they play at Providence. Tipoff at the Dunkin' Donuts Center is slated for 7 p.m. It's the start of a difficult stretch for Yale, which plays at Colorado on Dec. 29 and at Colorado State on New Year's Eve.
December 9, 2009
Strong Bench Plays Leads Bulldogs To Rout Of Bryant
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Mens Basketball at Yale, has only had a full, healthy roster for three games this season. Wednesday night against Bryant, he saw the dividends that provides. The Bulldogs got a season-high 28 points from their bench en route to a 69-54 non-league victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 8, 2009
Matchup With Bryant Caps Yale Basketball Doubleheader
The Bulldogs play their second game in three days when Bryant visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Wednesday night. The game will be the second of a Yale Basketball doubleheader. The Yale women host Boston University at 5:30 p.m.
December 7, 2009
Late Surge Lifts Vermont Past Yale
Every time it looked like the Yale mens basketball team was ready to overtake Vermont in Mondays non-league game, the Catamounts had an answer. UVMs final response was too much for the Bulldogs to overcome. Vermont outscored Yale 10-0 over the final 2 minutes, 29 seconds en route to a 72-60 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 4, 2009
After Weekend Off Bulldogs Host Vermont Monday
The Bulldogs make a rare early-season appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater when they host Vermont on Monday night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. Yale, which will be playing only its second home game, has won two of its last three games, including a thrilling 48-46 victory over Hartford last Wednesday night.
December 2, 2009
Sands Last Second Dunk Lifts Yale Past Hartford, 48-46
Alex Zampier has clearly established himself as a big time scorer, but late in close games, it has been his unselfishness and ability to find the open man that has led to victories. It happened that way in a key moment in a win over Elon and again on Wednesday in an even bigger moment against Hartford. Zampier fed Michael Sands, whose emphatic dunk with two seconds left snapped a 46-46 tie and lifted Yale to a thrilling 48-46 victory over the Hawks before a stunned crowd of 1,053 at Chase Arena.
December 1, 2009
Trip To Hartford Next Up For Bulldogs
The Bulldogs hope to start the month of December on a winning note when they visit Hartford on Wednesday night. Tipoff at Chase Arena is slated for 7 p.m. Alex Zampier will be looking to continue his outstanding play against in-state competition. In the season opener against Sacred Heart, he scored 35 points, the most by a Yale player since 1983, and then tallied 29 points against Quinnipiac on Nov. 21.
November 28, 2009
Bulldogs Fall At Army
First-year Army head coach Zach Spiker learned a great deal about the Ivy League in his five years as an assistant at Cornell. Hes putting it to good use with the Black Knights. Army rolled to its third straight win over an Ivy opponent on Saturday, topping Yale 64-48 before a crowd of 1,064 at Christl Arena. Cleveland Richard led the Black Knights with 18 points and five rebounds.
November 26, 2009
Bulldogs Visit Army On Saturday
The Bulldogs may get an early idea of where they stand in the Ivy League when they travel to Army on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights are coming off victories over Princeton and Harvard. Tipoff at Christl Arena is slated for 4 p.m.
November 24, 2009
Defense, Free Throw Shooting Lift Yale Past Elon 69-65
Yale didnt have the lead for very long in the second half of Tuesdays game with Elon, but it came at the most opportune time. Porter Braswell made four free throws and had a key steal in the final 13 seconds to lift the Bulldogs to a hard-fought 69-65 victory over the Phoenix in the final game of the Dicks Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-off at Hofstras Mack Sports Complex.
November 23, 2009
Gibson Has Career Night But Bulldogs Fall To Charlotte 88-74
Yale had a pretty good idea that Charlottes Shamari Spears would be a force in Monday game. What the Bulldogs didnt expect was for Derrio Green to go off from three-point range. Green, who entered the night 1-of-14 from beyond the arc, made six three-pointers and Spears, a transfer from Boston College, added 28 points to lead the 49ers to an 88-74 victory over Yale in the Dicks Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-off at Hofstras Mack Sports Complex.
November 23, 2009
Second Phase Of NIT Starts Monday At Hofstra
The second phase of the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off takes the Bulldogs to Hofstra for a pair of neutral site games. Yale plays Charlotte on Monday and Elon on Tuesday. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.
November 21, 2009
Quinnipiac Outlasts Yale 71-64
The Yale mens basketball team may have played its best defense of the season in Saturday nights home opener with Quinnipiac. The problem was the Bulldogs allowed the Bobcats too many opportunities to score. Quinnipiac grabbed 24 offensive rebounds and turned them into 32 points en route to a 71-64 victory over Yale before a crowd of 1,085 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
November 21, 2009
Home Opener Saturday Night Against Quinnipiac
A busy day on the Yale campus concludes with the Bulldogs taking on Quinnipiac in the home opener on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. A ticket stub from the afternoon's Yale-Harvard football game is good for free admission into the basketball game.
November 18, 2009
Bulldogs Face Charlotte, Elon At Hofstra In Continuation Of NIT Season Tip-Off
The continuation of the NIT Season Tip-Off will be a homecoming for the three members of the Yale mens basketball family with Long Island ties. The Bulldogs will head to Hofstras Mack Sports Complex to face Charlotte on Monday and Elon on Tuesday. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.
November 17, 2009
Balanced Effort Leads Yale To 65-55 Win Over Colgate
Yale got significant contributions from everybody that played in Tuesdays 65-55 victory over Colgate. It was certainly much needed. One night after getting outrebounded by nearly 20 in a loss to Hofstra, the Bulldogs were forced to play without 6-10 starting center Paul Nelson, who missed the game with an injured ankle. It didnt prove to be a problem. Yale dominated the boards against the Red Raiders en route to the win on the second day of the Dicks Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off at Gampel Pavilion.
November 16, 2009
Hofstra Edges Yale 68-63 In NIT Season Tipoff
In Monday nights game with Hofstra, the Yale mens basketball team addressed many of the issues that led to a season-opening loss to Sacred Heart. That made the result all the more frustrating. Nathaniel Lester scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as the Pride edged the Bulldogs 68-63 in the first round of the Dicks Sporting Good NIT Season Tip-off at Gampel Pavilion.
November 15, 2009
Bulldogs Face Hofstra In Opening Round Of NIT Season Tip Off
A busy first week of the season continues when the Bulldogs travel to Storrs, Conn., for the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-off. Yale plays Hofstra on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. and then either Colgate or UConn on Tuesday.
November 13, 2009
2009-10 Season Begins Against SHU At Connecticut 6 Classic
The 115th season of men's basketball at Yale kicks off with a new event - the Connecticut 6 Classic. The Bulldogs take on Sacred Heart on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport in the first game of a tripleheader featuring six Connecticut Division I schools. Central Connecticut takes on Fairfield at 7:30 p.m. followed by Hartford against Quinnipiac.
November 13, 2009
Zampier Goes Off For 35 Points; But Yale Comeback Falls Short
Alex Zampier showed local basketball fans the kind of talent he has on Friday in the opening game of the Connecticut 6 Classic at the Arena at Harbor Yard. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs it wasnt quite enough to lift them to victory. Zampier scored 35 points, the most by a Yale player since Butch Graves had 39 against Harvard in 1983, but the Bulldogs dropped a hard-fought 92-86 decision to Sacred Heart in the season opener for both teams.
November 11, 2009
2009-10 Season Preview: Bulldogs Optimistic As Opener Approaches
The 2009-10 Yale mens basketball team will have a new look. Five players who combined to score nearly 2,000 points and grab 1,100 rebounds have graduated. Nevertheless, James Jones, who is in his 11th year as The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Mens Basketball, has high expectations. The Bulldogs have finished in the top half of the Ivy League in each of the last nine years, including a second-place finish last year. With a talented roster, Yale figures to again be in the hunt for the Ivy League title. That quest begins when the Bulldogs play Sacred Heart on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the first game of the Connecticut 6 Classic at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.
November 10, 2009
Alex Zampier Named To Pre-Season All-Connecticut 6 Team
Alex Zampier, who led the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.848) and was eighth in scoring (13.2 ppg.) last year, has been selected to the 2009 Pre-Season All-Connecticut 6 team. The six players on the team were chosen by the head coaches of the Connecticut 6 schools Central Connecticut, Fairfield, Hartford, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and Yale.
November 8, 2009
Travis Pinick 09 Selected In Eighth Round Of NBA D-League Draft
Travis Pinick, a two-time All-Ivy selection for the Yale mens basketball team, was selected in the eighth round of the 2009 NBA D-League Draft by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Pinick will head to the D-Fenders camp on Wednesday, looking to earn one of 10 roster spots.
November 4, 2009
Connecticut 6 Classic Web Site Launches On November 4
The Connecticut 6 Classic is closer to its inaugural tip on November 13, but fans wont have to wait that long to get information about the tripleheader. The Connecticut 6 web site will launch on the afternoon of November 4.
October 28, 2009
Bulldogs Picked Fifth In Ivy League Preseason Media Poll
The Yale mens basketball team has finished fourth or better in the Ivy League in each of the last nine years. The leagues media members expect that streak to end this year. The Bulldogs were picked to finish fifth in the Ivy League preseason poll, released today during a media teleconference. The media's track record, however, is less than stellar. Yale has finished higher than projected in three of the last four years. The Bulldogs begin the task of proving them wrong again when they open the season on Nov. 13 against Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. in the first game of the Connecticut Six Classic tripleheader.
October 22, 2009
Tickets For Connecticut 6 Classic On Sale
Tickets for the inaugural Connecticut 6 Classic are currently on sale from the Yale Ticket Office. The Connecticut 6 Classic is a mens basketball tripleheader on Friday, November 13 at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. The Bulldogs play Sacred Heart in the first game at 5:30 p.m. Central Connecticut takes on Fairfield at 7:30 pm, and Hartford battles Quinnipiac at 9:30 pm.
September 14, 2009
Jamie Snyder-Fair Joins Yale Mens Basketball Staff
Jamie Snyder-Fair, who helped Washington & Lee make its first appearance in the ODAC championship game in 20 years last year, has been named an assistant mens basketball coach at Yale. In his one season at W&L, the Generals won 16 games, their most since 1988-89.
September 3, 2009
Yale Athletics Announces Video Streaming Partnership with Stretch Internet
The Yale University Athletic Department will team up with Stretch Internet to provide live, streaming video for home contests in five varsity sports: mens and womens basketball, mens and womens ice hockey, and volleyball. Audio for the contests will be provided by WYBC, Yales student radio station.
August 27, 2009
Three with Yale Ties to Enter New England Basketball Hall of Fame
Two Yale graduates, Earl Butch Graves 84 and Karen Yarasavage 87, as well as former Bulldogs coach and current administrator Amy Backus have been selected for induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Graves and Yarasavage are being honored for their playing careers at Yale, while Backus is being recognized for her efforts as head womens basketball coach at Middlebury (Vt.) College.
August 12, 2009
Yale Draws Sixth-Seeded Hofstra In Opening Round Of 2009 NIT Season Tip-Off
The Yale mens basketball team wont have to travel far for its opening games in the 2009 NIT Season Tip-Off. The Bulldogs will face sixth-seeded Hofstra at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., on Monday, Nov. 16. No. 2 seed UConn hosts Colgate in the other first-round matchup in the North Regional, and the consolation and championship games are set for Nov. 17.
July 31, 2009
Preseason NIT, Trip To Colorado Highlight 2009-10 Yale Mens Basketball Schedule
An appearance in the Preseason NIT, a two-game trip to Colorado and 12 home games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater highlight the 2009-10 Yale mens basketball schedule. The Bulldogs will play 31 games, the most since the 2001-02 season.
July 24, 2009
Eric Flato 08 Signs With Englands Plymouth Raiders
Eric Flato 08, who finished his Yale career second in school history with 213 three-pointers, has signed a professional contract to play with the Plymouth Raiders in England. Flato started 83 games for the Bulldogs and scored 1,193 points, which is 13th all-time at Yale.
June 10, 2009
Jones Announces Class of 2013
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach Of Men's Basketball, will welcome three freshmen to Yale this fall. Michael Grace (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Sam Martin (West Warwick, R.I.) and Austin Morgan (Reno, Nev.) each bring strong credentials to New Haven.
April 7, 2010
Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in winter sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
February 11, 2010
Yale Athletics to Partner with Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Toy Closets Program at Upcoming Mens Hockey and Basketball Games
The Yale University Athletics Department will team up with the Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Toy Closets program by collecting new, unwrapped toys at upcoming mens hockey and mens basketball home games. Fans can exchange donations for the Toy Closets program for one general admission ticket to either contest.