Bulldogs Earn Team Academic Award From NABCThe Yale men’s basketball team had quite a bit of success on the court during the 2013-14 season. The Bulldogs won 19 games, finished second in the Ivy League and reached the championship game of the CollegeInsider.com post season tournament. Yale also was proficient in the classroom and has been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) with a Team Academic Excellence Award.
Kelley, Townsend Honored By NABCA pair of Yale men’s basketball players have been recognized for their work in the classroom. Rising seniors Greg Kelley and Matt Townsend were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Kreisberg To Continue Career At NorthwesternAn injury kept Jeremiah Kreisberg from playing in his senior season at Yale. Kreisberg, though, will still get to play one more year of college basketball. After graduating from Yale in May, he has decided to play as a fifth-year senior at Northwestern.
Jones To Participate In Playing Hoops With Heroes Event In NYCJames Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will take part in a very special event this week. Jones will coach the New York Fire Department team in the Playing Hoops With Heroes Tournament on Thursday at John Jay College in New York City.
Sherrod Reflects On Joining WhiffenpoofsJunior Brandon Sherrod was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of his young life shortly after the Yale men’s basketball season ended in April. Sherrod, an accomplished musician, was one of only 14 juniors selected to the 2014-15 Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.
Dallier, Downey To Travel To China For Four Nation GamesTwo Yale men’s basketball players will have the opportunity to play against international competition later this month. Rising sophomores Anthony Dallier and Sam Downey are part of the 2014 World Vision Sports USA Select team that will travel to China later this month for a nearly three-week tour.
Three Former Bulldogs Team Up For The Basketball TournamentThree former Yale men’s basketball players are teaming up for a good cause. Matt Minoff ’04, Edwin Draughan ’05 and Greg Mangano ’12 are part of a team that will compete in The Basketball Tournament, an open, single-elimination, winner-take-all tournament for $500,000.
Kelley Elected 2014-15 Yale CaptainGreg Kelley, who will serve as captain of the 2014-15 Yale men’s basketball team, likens his new role to that of big brother, which he has been since the age of five.
Bulldogs Hand Out Team Awards At Post Season BanquetThe Yale men’s basketball team gathered on Wednesday night at the Course at Yale to celebrate a very successful season. The Bulldogs won 19 games, finished second in the Ivy League and reached the championship game of the CollegeInsider.com post-season Tournament. In addition to recognizing the team accomplishments, the individual awards were handed out at the banquet.
Bulldogs Fall To Murray State 65-57 In CIT Championship GameYale’s glorious run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament ended just shy of a championship. Cameron Payne scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out six assists to lead Murray State to a 65-57 victory over the Bulldogs before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,467 at the CFSB Center.
CIT Championship On The Line At Murray StateYale’s run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament will come to an end on Thursday in Murray, Ky. The question is will the Bulldogs leave with the championship trophy. Yale plays Murray State in the sixth annual CIT Championship game. Tip off at the CFSB Center is slated for 7 p.m. EDT, and the game will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
Yale Battles VMI For Berth In CIT Championship GameFor the first time in its long history, Yale will play a men's basketball game in April. The Bulldogs are set to face VMI on Tuesday in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). Tipoff at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va., is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Jones Named Finalist For Ben Jobe AwardYale head coach James Jones, who guided the Bulldogs to their best Ivy League finish since 2006-07 and a postseason berth for the second time in the last three years, is one of 15 finalists for the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Ben Jobe Award, which is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball.
VMI The Opponent In CIT SemifinalThe highest scoring team in the nation is what stands between Yale and a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) championship game. The Bulldogs face VMI in the semifinals on Tuesday night in Lexington, Va., in a game that will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network. The start time has yet to be determined but will be either 7 or 9 p.m.
Pre-Game Reception, Ticket Information For CIT Quarterfinal Game At ColumbiaYale Alumni and friends will have an opportunity to gather prior to Wednesday’s CollegeInsider.com Tournament quarterfinal game at Columbia. There will be a pre-game reception at Havana Central at the West End, which is located on Broadway between 113th and 114th Street and has a cash bar, happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Set For CIT Quarterfinal Matchup At ColumbiaYale remains one of the dwindling number of teams still playing as the month of March nears its end. The Bulldogs hope to extend their season for another week when they play at Columbia in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday. Tipoff at Levien Gym is slated for 7 p.m.
Bulldogs To Face Columbia In CIT QuarterfinalYale learned its CollegeInsider Tournament quarterfinal opponent on Sunday, and as expected it is a familiar foe. The Bulldogs will be heading to New York City to face Ivy League rival Columbia on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
CIT Continues At Holy CrossYale’s first postseason game in Lee Amphitheater turned out to be quite memorable. Justin Sears’ three pointer with seven-tenths of a second remaining lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling 69-68 victory over Quinnipiac in the first round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT). To continue to advance Yale will have to win on the road. The second round takes Yale to Worcester, Mass., for a game at Holy Cross on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Hart Center.
Sears’ Last Second Three-Pointer Sends Yale Forward In CITIt wasn’t exactly the way it was drawn up, but the end result was quite satisfying for Yale. Justin Sears banked in a three-pointer from the wing with seven-tenths of a second left to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 69-68 victory over Quinnipiac in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament before a vocal crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Yale, Quinnipiac Meet In Opening Round Of CITFor the sixth time in school history, Yale will be playing in the postseason. The Bulldogs host Quinnipiac in the opening round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. It will be the first postseason game for Yale in the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Bulldogs Selected To CIT; Host Quinnipiac In First RoundFor the first time in its history, Yale will play a postseason game in the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs have accepted an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) and will host Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 7 p.m.
CollegeSportsMadness Honors Jones, Sears, DurenCollegeSportsMadness.com has handed out its postseason awards and Yale is well represented. James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year. Justin Sears was selected to the All-Ivy League first team, while Javier Duren earned second team recognition. In addition, Sears was named to the All-Mid Major fourth team.
Sears Named First Team All-IvyJustin Sears’ breakout season has earned him a special honor. Sears, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring (17.7 ppg.) and rebounding (7.2 rpg.), was named first team All-Ivy. He is the first Yale sophomore to earn first team recognition since Chris Dudley ’87 in 1985 and only the third in school history. John Lee ’58 was honored in his sophomore year in 1956.
Class of 2014 Made Big Impact On BulldogsThree Yale seniors will make their final regular season appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater tonight when the Bulldogs host Dartmouth. Jeremiah Kreisberg, Jesse Pritchard and Isaiah Salafia have made outstanding contributions to the Yale basketball program over the last four years. Combined, they have played in nearly 250 games, scored more than 900 points and helped the Bulldogs to 63 victories. In two of their four years, Yale has entered the final weekend of the regular season still in the hunt for the Ivy League championship.
Fast Start Propels Harvard Past YaleHarvard used a fast start to end Yale’s hopes of an Ivy League championship. The Crimson raced out to a 16-2 lead and then held off a couple of runs from the Bulldogs en route to a 70-58 victory before a raucous, sellout crowd of 2,532 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Showdown With Harvard Highlights Senior WeekendIt’s the final weekend of the regular season and Yale remains alive in the race for the Ivy League title. The Bulldogs host first-place Harvard on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network. Yale then has a Saturday night date with Dartmouth on Senior Night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. Jesse Pritchard, Jeremiah Kreisberg and Isaiah Salafia, Yale’s three seniors, will be honored prior to the tip.
Bulldogs Stay Alive With Big Win At PennYale rebounded from a difficult Friday loss at Princeton in impressive fashion. Justin Sears scored 24 points as the Bulldogs held off Penn 70-63 before a nice crowd of 4,526 at the Palestra.
Late Surge Lifts Princeton Past YaleAn off night from the field doomed Yale Friday at Princeton. The Bulldogs shot just 30 percent from the field and dropped a 57-46 decision to the Tigers before a crowd of 2,730 at Jadwin Gym.
Final Regular Season Road Trip Takes Yale SouthYale’s seven-game winning streak ended last Sunday at Columbia. The Bulldogs look to start a new streak this weekend when they embark on the final road trip of the regular season. Yale is at Princeton on Friday and then has a Saturday date with Penn at The Palestra. Both games are scheduled to tip at 7 p.m.
Columbia Snaps Yale’s Seven-Game Winning Streak, 62-46Columbia took a page out of the Yale playbook in knocking off the Bulldogs Sunday at Levien Gym. The Lions made free throws, stayed with Yale on the glass and were stingy on defense en route to a 62-46 victory before a near capacity crowd of 2,160.
Montague’s Big Night Helps Bulldogs Cruise Past CornellJack Montague picked an important time to have a career night. Montague, who saw his minutes increase with the absence of injured point guard Javier Duren, made five three-pointers en route to scoring 18 points as Yale cruised to an 82-65 victory over Cornell at Newman Arena.