Four Yale players – Reggie Willhite, Sam Martin, Austin Morgan and Brian Katz – were honored for their work in the classroom this past season. All four were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Greg Mangano ‘12. He has crisscrossed the country, trying to impress NBA general managers, coaches and scouts. The last stop was Tuesday in Memphis for a work out with the Grizzlies. Now the waiting begins. The NBA Draft is Thursday night and Mangano is considered a possible second round selection.
The Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announced a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement today that includes an increase in football games, and the first-ever rights for the NBC Sports Network to televise men's basketball and men's lacrosse games.
Sam Martin, one of Yale’s top three-point shooters, has been elected captain of the 2012-13 Yale men’s basketball team. The announcement came at Wednesday night’s post-season banquet following a team vote.
Greg Mangano ended his stay at the Portsmouth Invitational by scoring nine points and grabbing three rebounds in Cherry Bekart & Holland’s 78-75 loss to Portsmouth Partnership in the third-place game at the Portsmouth Invitational. Mangano started at forward, played 21 minutes and was 4-of-9 from the field.
Greg Mangano turned in another solid performance at the Portsmouth Invitational, scoring a team-high 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds in Cherry Bekart & Holland’s 76-74 loss to the Portsmouth Sports Club. Mangano started at forward and played 26 minutes. He was 5-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range.
Greg Mangano made a good first impression at the Portsmouth Invitational, scoring 10 points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking three shots to help Cherry Bekart & Holl to an 85-73 victory over K&D Rounds Landscaping on Wednesday night.
Greg Mangano is ready for what he hopes is an important step towards his goal of playing in the NBA. Mangano’s skills will be on display this week when he participates in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational, a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.
The Bulldogs (19-9, 9-5 Ivy) will be making the fifth appearance in a post-season tournament in school history when they face Fairfield in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Tipoff on Wednesday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport is slated for 7 p.m.
At halftime of its opening round CollegeInsider.com Tournament game with Fairfield, it looked like the Yale men’s basketball team was poised to make a deep run in the tournament. The Bulldogs were running on all cylinders and had a 39-26 lead. The momentum, though, turned in a big way in the second half. The Stags picked up their defensive intensity and rallied for a 68-56 victory before a Webster Bank Arena crowd of 1,744 that included a nice Yale contingent.
Greg Mangano, who leads the Ivy League in rebounding (9.7 rpg.) and blocks (64) and is second in scoring (18.2 ppg.) has earned first team All-District 13 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the second straight year.
The Yale men's basketball team learned on Friday it would be playing Fairfield in the CollegeInsider.com postseason Tournament. Now the Bulldogs know the rest of the field. The 32-teams that will compete for the 2012 CIT title have been officially announced.
The Yale men’s basketball season will continue. The Bulldogs have accepted an invitation to participate in the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Yale will play Fairfield in the first round on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Two seniors who have helped the Yale men’s basketball team to its most overall wins in a decade have been honored by the Ivy League. Greg Mangano, who leads the league in rebounding (9.7 rpg.) and blocks (64) and is second in scoring (18.2 ppg.), earned first team All-Ivy recognition for the second straight year, while Reggie Willhite, who leads the league with a single-season school record 63 steals, was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Willhite also was a second team All-Ivy selection.
Defense has been a big reason why Penn is still in the hunt for the Ivy League title. Yale got to witness that first hand Saturday at the Palestra. The Quakers held the Bulldogs to 27.5 percent shooting from the field en route to a 68-47 victory before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,962.
Yale has made a habit of coming from behind all season. So when the Bulldogs rallied from an early 15-point deficit to tie Princeton at 40 with 12 minutes left, there was every reason to believe Yale was going to walk out of Jadwin Gym with another win. Instead, it was the Tigers that made the plays down the stretch, and the result was a 64-57 Princeton victory before a crowd of 2,293.
The Bulldogs (19-7, 9-3 Ivy) enter the final weekend of the regular season still very much alive in the race for the Ivy League title. Yale trails first-place Harvard (10-2) by one game and second place Penn (9-2) by a half game. With Princeton (7-4) also still in the mix, there are numerous scenarios in play. This much is certain. The Bulldogs must win at least one game to have any chance to still be alive come Sunday. The Bulldogs start the weekend Friday at Princeton and then have a Saturday date with Penn. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
It would have been hard to script a more perfect Senior Night. The Bulldogs played one of their best all-around games of the season and cruised to a surprisingly easy 71-40 victory over Cornell before a crowd of 1,675 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
It’s pretty much become routine for Yale to get big numbers from Greg Mangano, Reggie Willhite and Austin Morgan. What has made the Bulldogs successful this year is they have gotten contributions from others when needed.
The final home weekend of the regular season brings visits from Columbia and Cornell to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Tipoff on both Friday and Saturday night is 7 p.m. Seniors Rhett Anderson, Brian Katz, Greg Mangano and Reggie Willhite will be honored on Saturday. Friday's game against Columbia will be televised by the YES Network. Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play and Tim Capstraw provides analysis.
This time, the hole Yale dug itself was just a little too deep to get out of. One week after rallying from a 21-point deficit against Columbia to win, the Bulldogs found themselves down 20 to Harvard midway through the first half. Yale fought back again, pulling within four with 14 minutes left, but the Crimson used a late push to escape with a 66-51 victory before a packed house of 2,195 at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Yale men’s basketball team took care of business Friday, knocking off Dartmouth 70-61 at Leede Arena. Now, and only now, can the Bulldogs turn their attention to Saturday’s battle for first place against Harvard.
The Bulldogs (16-6, 6-2 Ivy) are coming off an unforgettable 59-58 victory at Columbia last Saturday. Yale, which has won four of its last five games, rallied from a 21-point deficit with 11:30 left in the second half. The significance of that victory will only grow in the annals of Yale history if the Bulldogs keep winning. Yale enters the weekend in second place in the Ivy League, one game behind Harvard. The Bulldogs travel to Dartmouth on Friday and then have a showdown with the Crimson on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
By winning three of four in back-to-back home weekends, the Bulldogs have put themselves in good position at the midway point of the Ivy League season. Now, Yale plays it next four on the road, starting with this weekend's trip to New York. Friday's game at Cornell and Saturday's date with Columbia both tipoff at 7 p.m.
Johnathan Gray scored seven of his career-high 29 points in overtime to lift Cornell to an 85-84 victory over Yale before a crowd of 1,876 at Newman Arena. Chris Wroblewski added 18 points and 10 assists for the Big Red.