June 27, 2011
Kreisberg Named To Israel Under-20 National Team
Jeremiah Kreisberg, who started all 14 Ivy League games last year and was the recipient of the team’s John C. Cobb Award as rookie of the year, has been named to the Israel Under-20 national team. He will play in the U20 European Championship from July 14-24 in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
June 8, 2011
Mangano Invited To 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team Training Camp
Greg Mangano has already enjoyed one successful trip to China this offseason. Now, he’s hoping to return later this summer.
May 21, 2011
Yale Honors Five Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Five seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
May 21, 2011
Yale Basketball In China Blog
The Yale men’s basketball team is getting an early start to the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs are headed to China for nine days. The team leaves on Monday and will visit Chengdu and Shanghai. Yale will play four games against Chinese universities. The opener is May 19 against the University of Electronic Science and Technology.
May 9, 2011
Mangano Withdraws From NBA Draft
Greg Mangano has withdrawn from the 2011 NBA Draft and will remain at Yale for his senior season. He submitted his letter to the NBA offices on Friday.
April 28, 2011
Mangano Submits Paperwork To Declare For NBA Draft
Greg Mangano, who became the first Yale player to average a double-double for the season since Chris Dudley in 1986-87, submitted the necessary paperwork to declare for this year’s National Basketball Association Draft. He has not hired an agent and has followed all of the guidelines to retain his eligibility.
April 14, 2011
Willhite Elected 2011-12 Yale Men’s Basketball Captain
Reggie Willhite, who had career-highs in points (9.4 ppg.), rebounds (4.4 rpg.), assists (68) and steals (40) this year as a junior, has been elected captain of the 2011-12 Yale men’s basketball team. The announcement came at Wednesday night’s post-season banquet following a team vote.
April 13, 2011
Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy Recipients
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
March 30, 2011
Yale Student-Athletes Start Eli’s Friends
This spring semester saw the start of Eli’s Friends, a student-athlete run program that supports young patients at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The program was founded by Alfonso Costa (Men's Basketball and Lacrosse) and Michael Pratt (Men's Lacrosse) and currently consists of 14 student-athletes who have gone through an extensive training to become volunteers with this organization. The students, listed below, go to the hospital in various groups every Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
March 18, 2011
James Jones To Serve As Analyst On CBS College Sports TV
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will appear as a guest analyst on the CBS College Sports Television Network’s Full Court Press show this weekend. Jones will be on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and again from 10 to 11:30 p.m. to help breakdown the NCAA Tournament games. It is the second straight year Jones has appeared on the network.
March 14, 2011
Yale Invited To Participate In CBI
The Yale men’s basketball team, which finished third in a very competitive Ivy League, was invited to participate in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen. Yale, however, was forced to decline the invitation. The school has been on a two-week spring break since the regular season ended on Mar. 5, and several players are travelling overseas. Efforts were made to try and bring the players back to campus, but the earliest that could happen was Tuesday, the day the tournament gets under way.
March 9, 2011
Mangano Earns NABC All-District Honors
Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in rebounding (10.0 rpg.) and blocked shots (85) and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.), has earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was selected to the second team in District 13.
March 9, 2011
Mangano Named First Team All-Ivy
Greg Mangano had one of the most productive seasons in recent memory for the Yale men’s basketball team. Wednesday, he was rewarded for that success by being named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection.
March 5, 2011
Mangano Averages Double-Double For Season; Bulldogs Drop Season Finale At Cornell
There would be no miracle comeback for the Yale men’s basketball team in the season finale against Cornell.
March 4, 2011
All Five Starters Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Handle Columbia 87-81 In Double Overtime
All five starters scored in double figures to lead the Yale men’s basketball team to a thrilling 87-81 double overtime over Columbia at Levien Gym. Reggie Willhite led the way with a career-high 21 points. Greg Mangano added 20 points and 16 rebounds.
March 3, 2011
Regular Season Concludes With New York Road Trip
The Bulldogs conclude the regular season with a trip to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. The start time for both games is 7 p.m.
February 28, 2011
Kreisberg Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Jeremiah Kreisberg, who made the winning basket in Yale’s 70-69 victory over Harvard on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. In the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep, Kreisberg shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the field, averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
February 28, 2011
Joe Vancisin Elected To National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Joe Vancisin, Yale’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, has been elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Vancisin guided the Bulldogs for 19 seasons and won three Ivy League titles.
February 26, 2011
Fantastic Finish: Bulldogs Topple Harvard 70-69
Jeremiah Kreisberg’s layup with 41 seconds left off a perfect feed from Reggie Willhite lifted Yale to a thrilling 70-69 victory over Harvard before a raucous crowd of 2,249 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 25, 2011
Four Players Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Knock Off Dartmouth In Overtime 79-75
Porter Braswell led four players in double figures with 19 points to lead Yale to a thrilling 79-75 overtime victory over Dartmouth at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 25, 2011
Class of 2011 Made Most Of Yale Experience
Three Yale seniors – Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla – will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. For each, the journey to the final home weekend was different. One thing, though, they each share is wonderful memories of their experiences, both on and off the court.
February 24, 2011
Senior Night Highlights Final Home Weekend
The Bulldogs' final home weekend brings visits from Dartmouth and first-place Harvard. Yale meets the Big Green on Friday at 7 p.m. before the showdown with Harvard on Saturday at 6 p.m. Seniors Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater and will be honored prior to Saturday's game.
February 21, 2011
Mangano Remains Among National, League Leaders; Named To Ivy Honor Roll
Another big weekend kept Greg Mangano among the national and Ivy leaders in several categories. Mangano averaged 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in games against Princeton and Penn over the weekend. For his efforts, he was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.
February 19, 2011
Bulldogs Drop Last Second Heartbreaker To Penn 60-58
No team has faced more heartbreak in Ivy League play this season than Penn. Three of the Quakers’ four league losses have come in overtime. So, perhaps Penn was due to win a thriller. Unfortunately for most of the 1,983 fans that showed up at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday, it came at Yale’s expense.
February 18, 2011
Mangano Sets Yale Single Season Blocks Record But Bulldogs Fall To First-Place Princeton 58-51
Greg Mangano broke the Yale single-season blocks record but it wasn’t enough to help Yale overcome a talented Princeton squad. Kareem Maddox scored 16 points off the bench to lead the first-place Tigers to a 58-51 victory before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,935 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 17, 2011
First-Place Princeton, Penn Pay Visit This Weekend
The home stretch of Ivy League play begins this weekend for the Bulldogs, who host first-place Princeton on Friday before a Saturday visit from Penn. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m. Yale (12-10, 5-3 Ivy) sits in third place, 2.5 games behind Princeton and two games in back of Harvard.
February 15, 2011
Friday’s Yale-Princeton Game Televised? YES
Yale fans who can’t make it to Friday’s men’s basketball against Princeton will still be able to follow the action. The game will be televised on the YES Network as part of the Yale On Yes package. Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play duties, while Tim Capstraw provides commentary. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 14, 2011
Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors – Again
Greg Mangano, who scored a career-high 30 points in Yale’s 69-60 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. In two games over the weekend, Mangano averaged 24.5 points and shot 60 percent from the field. It was the fourth time this season he has been recognized by the league. He shared this week’s honor with Harvard’s Keith Wright.
February 12, 2011
Mangano Scores 30; Bulldogs Handle Dartmouth 69-60
Greg Mangano scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Yale cruised to a 69-60 victory at Leede Arena. Mangano was 11-of-19 from the field. Reggie Willhite added 13 points and Porter Braswell scored 12.
February 11, 2011
Key Road Weekend Awaits Bulldogs
The Bulldogs, winners of six of their last eight games, have had some success on the road this season. Yale has won at Boston College and at Holy Cross and played well in narrow losses to Providence and Vermont, both of whom have top 100 RPIs. The Bulldogs need a productive road trip this weekend when they travel to Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
February 11, 2011
Thriller Goes To Harvard 78-75
Yale did a number of things well in Friday’s matchup with Harvard. The Bulldogs shot 52.1 percent from the field and outrebounded the Crimson 30-24. Harvard, though, scored 22 points off 18 Yale turnovers and escaped with a hard-fought 78-75 victory before a crowd of 1,763 at Lavietes Pavilion.
February 5, 2011
Bulldogs Topple Columbia 72-67; Complete Weekend Sweep
Yale didn’t need any last-minute heroics to knock off Columbia on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final two minutes in Friday’s win over Cornell, built a 16-point halftime lead in a 72-67 victory before 1,365 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 4, 2011
Busy Home Stretch Starts With Visits From Cornell, Columbia
The Bulldogs have a little less margin for error after dropping a pair of close road games last week. Fortunately Yale plays six of its next eight games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater, starting Friday against Cornell. Yale is 5-2 at home this season. Tipoff against the Big Red is slated for 7 p.m., while the Bulldogs have a 6 p.m. date with Columbia on Saturday.
February 4, 2011
Miraculous Comeback Lifts Yale Past Cornell 71-70
There probably weren’t many fans in the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday who thought the Bulldogs were going to win when they trailed Cornell by eight points with three minutes remaining. James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach still believed, and his faith was rewarded. Austin Morgan’s three-point play with 12 seconds left capped a stunning comeback as Yale escaped with a thrilling 71-70 victory over the Big Red.
January 29, 2011
Princeton Holds Off Yale 67-63
For the second straight night, the Yale men’s basketball team nearly rallied to earn an important Ivy League road win. Instead, the Bulldogs came up just short. Princeton built a 10-point halftime lead and then held on for a 67-63 victory before a crowd of 2,658 at Jadwin Gym.
January 28, 2011
Trip To Penn, Princeton On Tap This Weekend
The Bulldogs, winners of their last four games, head south to face Penn and Princeton this weekend. Yale takes on the Quakers Friday at 7 p.m. at The Palestra and then has a 6 p.m. date with Princeton on Saturday.
January 28, 2011
Comeback Falls Short At Penn
A slow start doomed the Yale men’s basketball team Friday against Penn. The Quakers built an early 18-point lead and then had to sweat out a number of Yale comebacks before holding on for a 66-58 victory before a crowd of 3,086 at The Palestra.
January 24, 2011
Yale Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Honors
Yale’s frontcourt played a big role in Saturday’s 59-51 victory over Brown on Saturday. Greg Mangano (Orange, CT) and Jeremiah Kreisberg (Berkeley, CA) combined to make 12-of-20 shots from the field and score 30 points. The two were honored by the Ivy League for their performances on Monday. Mangano, who had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks, was named the Player of the Week, while Kreisberg, who scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, was chosen Rookie of the Week.
January 22, 2011
Brown Visits For Youth Day Matinee
The Bulldogs will be looking to complete a season sweep when Brown comes to town on Saturday. Yale topped the Bears 69-64 last weekend in Providence. Tipoff on Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m. Children ages 14-and-under will be admitted free, and there will be a post-game autograph session with the Yale players.
January 22, 2011
Yale Locks Down Brown 59-51 To Move To 2-0 In Ivy Play
Another outstanding defensive effort has the Yale men’s basketball team off to a strong start in Ivy League play. The Bulldogs held Brown to 26 percent shooting en route to a 59-51 victory before a Youth Day crowd of 1,826 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 17, 2011
Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors For Second Straight Week
Greg Mangano was a big reason the Yale men’s basketball team opened Ivy League play with an important road victory at Brown. Monday, he was rewarded by being named the league’s player of week. Mangano scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 69-64 victory.
January 15, 2011
Bulldogs Hold Off Brown 69-64 In Ivy Opener
There’s a pretty good chance most Ivy League games are going to be decided in the last five minutes. That’s the way it went down in the Ivy opener for Yale, and the Bulldogs responded well. Greg Mangano scored six of his team-high 23 points late in the second half as Yale earned a hard-fought 69-64 victory over Brown before a crowd of 1,115 at the Pizzitola Center.
January 13, 2011
Yale Opens Ivy Play Against Brown For Sixth Straight Year
Ivy League play kicks off for the Bulldogs the way it almost always does, with a game against Brown. Yale travels to Providence to meet the Bears on Saturday. Tipoff at the Pizzitola Center is slated for 2 p.m.
January 11, 2011
Jones Takes Part In Ivy League Midseason Media Teleconference
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, participated in a midseason media teleconference with the seven other Ivy League head coaches this morning. Jones, who needs 10 wins to move into the Ivy League’s top 10 all-time overall coaching victories, discussed where his team stands heading into Saturday’s Ivy opener at Brown, the success the Bulldogs have enjoyed during his tenure and the overall strength of the league this year. For an .mp3 file of the full audio, click here.
January 10, 2011
Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Honors
Greg Mangano, who posted double-doubles in victories over Holy Cross and Baruch, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. Mangano had 15 points and 14 rebounds against Holy Cross and followed that up with an 18-point, 11-rebound effort in the win over Baruch. He shared the honor with Columbia’s Noruwa Agho.
January 8, 2011
One More Tune Up Before Start Of Ivy League Play
The start of Ivy League play is a little over a week away, and the Yale men's basketball team has one more opportunity to fine tune its game. The Bulldogs host Baruch on Saturday. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m.
January 8, 2011
Bulldogs Cruise To Easy Win In Final Non-Conference Game
The preliminaries are over. From here on out, it’s only Ivy League games for the Yale men’s basketball team. In their final non-conference game of the season, the Bulldogs cruised to an 85-57 victory over Baruch at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 5, 2011
New England Rival Holy Cross Next Up For Bulldogs
The final non-conference road game of the season brings the Bulldogs to Worcester, Mass., to meet Holy Cross. Tipoff at the Hart Center is slated for 7 p.m. There is no video available but a link to audio of the game can be found at goholycross.com.
January 5, 2011
Morgan’s Overtime Heroics Lift Yale Past Holy Cross
Yale and Holy Cross have both played a number of close games so far this season, so perhaps it wasn’t surprising that an extra period was needed to decide the outcome when the teams met Wednesday at the Hart Center. Austin Morgan made a driving layup, was fouled and hit the free throw with 6.2 seconds to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 77-76 overtime victory over the Crusaders.
December 31, 2010
Turnovers Doom Bulldogs In 62-57 Loss To Lehigh
Yale didn’t take very good care of the basketball Friday against Lehigh, and it proved costly. The Bulldogs committed 20 turnovers, two shy of their season high, and dropped a 62-57 decision to the Mountain Hawks in the final game of 2010 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 30, 2010
Visit From Lehigh Helps Bulldogs Ring In New Year
For the first time since 1930, the Bulldogs will help ring in the new year with a home game. Yale dropped a 27-24 decision to CCNY on Dec. 31, 1930, but will hope for a better result when defending Patriot League champion Lehigh comes to town. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m.
December 28, 2010
Second-Half Surge Leads Stanford Past Yale
The final score may not indicate it, but the Yale men’s basketball team gave Stanford all it could handle Tuesday night. The Cardinal needed a 12-0 run midway through the second half to hold off the pesky Bulldogs, escaping with a 60-44 win before a nervous crowd of 5,942 at Maples Pavilion. There were seven ties and 14 lead changes in the game.
December 27, 2010
Pac-10 Stanford Next Up For Yale
The longest road trip of the season takes the Bulldogs to Palo Alto, Calif., for a meeting with Stanford on Tuesday. Yale is playing the Cardinal for the third time in the last four years. Tipoff at Maples Pavilion is slated for 10 p.m. EST, and the game will be televised by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
December 19, 2010
Strong First Half Lifts Sacred Heart Past Yale
The first semester at Yale officially ended on Saturday, but the Yale men’s basketball team still had one last lesson to learn before departing for a short, holiday break. It takes a full 40 minutes to be successful on the court. The Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a sluggish first half in which they committed 14 turnovers and shot just 31.8 percent from the field. The result was a 71-62 loss to Sacred Heart at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 16, 2010
One More Test Before Holiday Break
After a 10-day layoff for final exams, the Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater to host local-rival Sacred Heart on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. Yale, which received votes in this week's CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll, has won four of its last five games.
December 8, 2010
Bulldogs Head To Break On High Note; Rout Bryant 75-53
The Yale men’s basketball team will head into a 10-day break for final exams with a bunch of positive momentum. Reggie Willhite scored 17 points, two shy of his career high, as the Bulldogs won for the fourth time in their last five games, cruising to a 75-53 victory over Bryant at the Chace Athletic Center.
December 7, 2010
Battle Of Bulldogs At Bryant
A busy stretch for the Bulldogs concludes when they travel to Bryant on Wednesday. Yale will be playing its third game in five days. On the other hand, Bryant, also nicknamed the Bulldogs, hasn't played since last Thursday. Tipoff at the Chace Athletic Center is slated for 7 p.m. Yale has won three of its last four games and is looking to enter its exam break on a high note.
December 6, 2010
Monday Night Basketball: Bulldogs Host Albany
The Bulldogs play their third straight game against an America East opponent when Albany visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Monday night. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. following the Yale-Fairleigh Dickinson women's game, which begins at 5 p.m.
December 6, 2010
Big Second Half Lifts Yale Past Albany, 74-53
Yale has already had some impressive performances early this season, but it’s hard to imagine the Bulldogs have been any better than they were in the second half against Albany on Monday night. Yale held the Great Danes to 24.2 percent shooting from the field and outrebounded them 27-18 en route to a surprisingly easy 74-53 victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 4, 2010
Vermont Edges Yale 82-78
Not too many teams have walked in to Vermont’s Patrick Gym and escaped with a victory in recent years. Yale nearly pulled it off on Saturday. The Catamounts, though, got a big second half from Joey Accaoui, who scored all 17 of his points after the intermission, and earned a hard-fought 82-78 victory before a spirited crowd of 2,751. It was Vermont’s 28th win in its last 33 home games.
December 3, 2010
Yale Men’s Basketball Team To Host Free Youth Clinic On Dec. 12
The Yale men’s basketball team will host a free clinic for youth ages 5-12 on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Lanman Center inside Payne Whitney Gym on the Yale campus. Head coach James Jones and members of the team will be on hand to offer instruction. For more information, contact Jamie Snyder-Fair at Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-8014.
December 2, 2010
Bulldogs Head North To Face Vermont
Yale's offense got rolling in a big way during the recent two-game homestand. The Bulldogs averaged 84 points, shot 52.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range in victories over Army and Hartford. Yale will try to keep up that pace when it goes back on the road Saturday to face Vermont. Tipoff at Patrick Gym is slated for 1 p.m.
November 30, 2010
Bulldogs Hold Off Hartford 81-76
The Yale men’s basketball team has played a number of nail biters with Hartford over the years. Tuesday night was no exception, but it is unlikely there has ever been a more intense game between the two teams. In the end, the Bulldogs earned a hard-fought 81-76 victory, thanks in large part to excellent three-point shooting and contributions from a number of players.
November 29, 2010
Hartford Visits Amphitheater Tuesday
One of the goals for the Yale men's basketball team at the start of the season was to have a balanced scoring attack. That scenario certainly played out on Saturday against Army. All five starters scored in double figures as the Bulldogs knocked off Army 87-79. Yale hopes to keep it rolling when Hartford visits on Tuesday. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 7 p.m. The first 100 fans in the door receive a free Yale Basketball/Schedule t-shirt.
November 27, 2010
All Five Starters Score In Double Figures As Yale Tops Army 87-79 In Home Opener
The season is only five games old, but the Yale men’s basketball team is already showing it can win in different ways. Against Boston College, the Bulldogs made 12 three-pointers en route to a 75-67 victory. In Saturday’s home opener against Army, Yale dominated on the inside, outscoring the Black Knights 32-14 in the paint in an impressive 87-79 victory before a matinee crowd of 1,724 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
November 25, 2010
Home Opener Brings Visit From Army
After three very challenging road games, the Bulldogs play their home opener on Saturday against Army. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. It is Heroes Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. All active and retired military, police, fire, and EMT personnel, as well as their families and friends, are eligible to receive free tickets for their group with a valid ID.
November 23, 2010
Bulldogs Get No. 13 Illinois Tuesday
The Yale men's basketball team took a tour of Fenway Park, one of Major League Baseball's most venerable stadiums, last Friday, a day after knocking off ACC foe Boston College. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs will get to play in one of college basketball's most recognizable arenas when they face No. 13 Illinois at Assembly Hall. Tip off is slated for 9:45 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on ESPNU.
November 23, 2010
No. 19 Illinois Knocks Off Yale 73-47
A distinct height advantage went a long way in helping No. 19 Illinois defeat Yale on Tuesday. The Illini, who started two 6-9 forwards and a 7-foot center, outscored the Bulldogs 44-20 in the paint and kept the Yale offense on the perimeter en route to a 73-47 victory before a predominantly orange attired crowd of 13,858 at Assembly Hall.
November 22, 2010
Austin Morgan Earns Ivy League Player of the Week Honors
The best game of Austin Morgan’s young career at Yale helped the Bulldogs pull off a big upset. Morgan made six three-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 25 points to lead Yale to a 75-67 victory over Boston College. On Monday, Morgan was recognized for his performance by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week. He shared the honor with Harvard’s Christian Webster.
November 18, 2010
Hot Shooting Helps Yale Shock Boston College 75-67
The three-point shot hasn’t been a big weapon for the Yale men’s basketball team in recent years. Early indications are that could be changing in 2010-11. The Bulldogs made nine treys Monday in a near-upset of Providence and did that three better Thursday at Boston College. The result was much better as well. Austin Morgan hit six of Yale’s 12 three-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 25 points as the Bulldogs shocked Boston College 75-67 before a disappointed crowd of 3,813 at Conte Forum.
November 17, 2010
Challenging Early Season Schedule Continues At Boston College
The Yale men's basketball team nearly pulled off a big upset on Monday night, dropping a hard-fought 58-55 decision at Providence. The Bulldogs get another crack at a major conference foe on Thursday when they travel to Boston College. Tipoff at Conte Forum is slated for 7 p.m.
November 15, 2010
Bulldogs Head To Providence Monday
Yale did a number of good things in Saturday's season-opening 84-75 loss to Quinnipiac. The Bulldogs had three players score in double figures, led by a career-high 20-point effort from Greg Mangano. Yale also got to the free throw line 36 times and committed only 12 turnovers. The Bulldogs will hope to build on that when they travel to Providence on Monday night. Tipoff at the Dunkin Donuts Center is slated for 7 p.m.
November 15, 2010
Upset Bid Comes Up Short; Yale Falls 58-55 At Providence
There haven’t been too many upsets early in the college basketball season. Yale nearly pulled off a big one Monday night. Providence needed a short jumper in the lane from Duke Mondy with 1:07 left in the second half and two free throws from Marshon Brooks with 19 seconds remaining to knock off the Bulldogs 58-55 before a nervous crowd of 3,521 at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
November 13, 2010
Season Begins Against Quinnipiac In Connecticut 6 Classic
The 116th season of Yale basketball kicks off on Saturday with the second Connecticut 6 Classic. The Bulldogs face Quinnipiac in the third game of the tripleheader. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Central Connecticut meets Hartford in the first game at 4 p.m. followed by Fairfield playing Sacred Heart.
November 13, 2010
Bulldogs Fall To Quinnipiac 84-75 In Season Opener
The Yale men’s basketball team had a pretty good idea what to expect from Quinnipiac’s Justin Rutty in Saturday’s season opener. Rutty, last year’s Northeast Conference Player of the Year, delivered his usual strong game, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. What probably came as more of a surprise to the Bulldogs was the play of the Bobcats’ guards. Deontay Twyman and James Johnson combined to score 32 points as Quinnipiac held off Yale 84-75 in the final game of the Connecticut 6 tripleheader at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
November 11, 2010
Mangano Named To All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team
Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in blocked shots last year, has been named to the All-Connecticut 6 preseason team. Mangano, a 6-foot-10 junior, tied for fifth in the league in rebounding (5.5 rpg.). In addition, he was fourth on the team in scoring (7.5 ppg.) and tied for second in rebounding.
November 8, 2010
2010-11 Season Preview: Balancing Act – Bulldogs Ready To Kick Off Campaign
Scoring balance has been one of the most common traits of the Yale men’s basketball team under the direction of James Jones, who is entering is entering his 12th season as The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach. Last year was an exception. Alex Zampier led the team with a 17.4 scoring average, the highest at Yale since Paul Maley averaged 20.2 points in 1987-88. The results were still there as the Bulldogs finished in the top half of the Ivy League for the 10th straight year. Zampier, though, has graduated so Yale figures to return to a more well-rounded attack in 2010-11. The Bulldogs kick off the season on Saturday against Quinnipiac in the Connecticut 6 Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
November 2, 2010
Alex Zampier ’10 Selected By New Mexico In 2010 NBA Development League Draft
Alex Zampier ‘10, who led the Yale men’s basketball team in scoring (17.4 ppg.), three-pointers (55) and steals (59) last year, was drafted by the New Mexico Thunderbirds in the 2010 NBA Development League on Monday. Zampier was the 15th selection in the eighth round by the Thunderbirds.
October 27, 2010
Bulldogs Picked Fifth In Ivy League Preseason Media Poll
The Yale men’s basketball team is about halfway through its preseason preparation for the Nov. 13 season opener against Quinnipiac at the Connecticut 6 Classic. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs learned a little bit about how outsiders view the upcoming year when they were picked to finish fifth in the Ivy League by the select panel of 17 Ivy media representatives. Yale, though, shouldn’t put too much stock in those prognostications. The Bulldogs have finished higher than projected in four of the last five years.
October 7, 2010
Season & Single Game Tickets On Sale For Yale Basketball
Season and single game tickets are currently on sale for the 2010-11 Yale mens basketball season. The Bulldogs will play 13 games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater beginning Nov. 27 against Army.
September 29, 2010
Time Set For Yales Season Opener Against Quinnipiac In Connecticut 6 Classic
The Yale mens basketball team knew it would be opening the season against Quinnipiac in the Connecticut 6 Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena. On Wednesday during a media event to promote the classic at the Race Brook Country Club, the Bulldogs learned they would be playing in the final game of the tripleheader. Fairfield and Sacred Heart will meet in the first game at 4 p.m. Hartford and Central Connecticut play the second game at 6 p.m. and Yale and Quinnipiac conclude the day at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2010
Matt Kyle 08 Trains With Knicks; Signs With Professional Team In Japan
Matt Kyle 08, who finished his Yale career sixth in school history in blocked shots, will continue his professional basketball odyssey this winter. Kyle, who played in Portugal and Tunesia the last two years, spent part of the summer training with the New York Knicks and recently signed a contract to play with the Toyama Grouses in Japans BJ League.
September 2, 2010
Yale Athletics Announces Video Streaming Plans for Basketball, Football, Hockey and Volleyball
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the second straight season to provide live video streams of home events. The Bulldogs streaming schedule starts this Friday with the volleyball team taking on Stony Brook. This year will also mark the first time that all home football games, featuring the commentary of Ron Vaccaro 04 and Carm Cozza from News/Talk 960 WELI-AM, will be streamed. In addition to football and volleyball, home games for mens basketball, womens basketball, mens ice hockey and womens ice hockey will also be available. Additional sports will be added soon.
August 11, 2010
13 Home Games Highlight 2010-11 Yale Mens Basketball Schedule
The 2010-11 Yale mens basketball schedule will have a familiar look. Twelve of the 14 non-Ivy League games will come against opponents the Bulldogs have played at least once in the last four years. The philosophy in determining the schedule also remains the same.