March 8, 2014
Sears' Dunk No. 7 On SportsCenter's Top 10 From Friday Night
Justin Sears' dunk from Friday night was No. 7 on SportsCenter's top-10 plays.
March 8, 2014
Bulldogs Clinch Second Place In Ivy League Despite Loss In Season Finale
The regular season didn’t end the way Yale hoped it would, but the Bulldogs still expect to play more basketball this season.
March 8, 2014
Class of 2014 Made Big Impact On Bulldogs
Three 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.
March 7, 2014
Fast Start Propels Harvard Past Yale
Harvard 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.
March 5, 2014
Showdown With Harvard Highlights Senior Weekend
It’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.
March 4, 2014
Professional Update: Four Former Bulldogs Enjoying European Experience
Former Yale basketball players continue to make an impact in professional basketball. Four Yalies have been on the roster of teams in Europe this year.
March 1, 2014
Bulldogs Stay Alive With Big Win At Penn
Yale 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.
February 28, 2014
Late Surge Lifts Princeton Past Yale
An 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.
February 26, 2014
Final Regular Season Road Trip Takes Yale South
Yale’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.
February 24, 2014
Yale’s 2011-12 Season Chronicled In Book The Divine Nature Of Basketball, My Season Inside The Ivy League
Author Ed Breslin’s love of basketball goes back to his days as a child playing “Biddy Ball” with eight-foot-high baskets at the Big Brothers Club in Philadelphia. His passion and knowledge of the game shine in his latest book, The Divine Nature Of Basketball, My Season Inside The Ivy League.
February 23, 2014
Columbia Snaps Yale’s Seven-Game Winning Streak, 62-46
Columbia 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.
February 21, 2014
Montague’s Big Night Helps Bulldogs Cruise Past Cornell
Jack 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.
February 20, 2014
Townsend Named To Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
Matt Townsend has earned a prestigious honor for his work both on the court and in the classroom. Townsend, a junior, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.
February 19, 2014
Men’s Basketball: Support Your Team!
After another exciting weekend of Ivy League Basketball, everyone associated with the men’s basketball team has reason to be excited. The Bulldogs completed a weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton and currently sit atop the Ivy League!
February 19, 2014
Bulldogs Embark On Empire State Road Trip
The Bulldogs begin a very important four-game road stretch with a trip through New York State. Unlike most years, though, Yale will have a day in between games. The Bulldogs are at Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m. but won’t play Columbia until Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
February 17, 2014
Sears Honored By Ivy League For Third Straight Week
Justin Sears, who made the biggest shot of Yale’s season thus far on Saturday against Princeton, has picked up another Ivy League honor. Sears was named the league’s co-player of the week, sharing the award with Columbia’s Alex Rosenberg.
February 15, 2014
Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep With Overtime Victory Over Princeton
One of Justin Sears’ first coaches told him that last-second baskets often come off of offensive rebounds. That’s just what happened Saturday against Princeton. Sears’ put back with 4.4 seconds left in overtime lifted Yale to an exhilarating 66-65 victory over the Tigers before a raucous crowd of 1,644 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 14, 2014
Winning Streak Reaches Five As Bulldogs Knock Off Penn 69-54
Yale stuck with its winning formula Friday against Penn. The Bulldogs held the Quakers to 39.6 percent from the field, dominated the boards and pounded the ball inside en route to a 69-54 victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 12, 2014
Penn, Princeton Visit On Alumni Weekend
Fresh off a sweep of the Dartmouth-Harvard road trip, the Bulldogs are back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. Yale hosts Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. and then has a 6 p.m. date with Princeton on Saturday on Alumni Day.
February 10, 2014
Sears Earns Ivy Honor For Second Straight Week
For the second straight week and fourth time this season, Justin Sears has been honored by the Ivy League. Sears, who averaged a double-double (14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds) in Yale’s weekend sweep of Dartmouth and Harvard, was named the league’s co-player of the week.
February 8, 2014
Bulldogs Topple Harvard; Move Into First Place Tie
James Jones had a simple message for his team prior to Saturday’s game at Harvard. “I told them it was time for us to win [at Harvard]," said Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball. “We are ready.” Jones then watched as the Bulldogs went out and executed nearly flawlessly. Yale shot 51.2 percent from the field, held Harvard to 39 percent and controlled the glass en route to a 74-67 victory before a stunned capacity crowd of 2,195 at Lavietes Pavilion.
February 7, 2014
Bulldogs Roll Over Dartmouth As Jones Earns 200th Career Victory
One of its most complete performances of the season earned Yale an important Ivy League victory at Dartmouth. Brandon Sherrod led a balanced attack with 15 points as the Bulldogs cruised to a 67-54 win over the Big Green.
February 6, 2014
Bulldogs Set To Face Pair Of New England Rivals
The Bulldogs took care of business at home last weekend, sweeping Columbia and Cornell. Now Yale heads out on the road, facing Dartmouth on Friday and first-place Harvard on Saturday. Tipoff on both nights is slated for 7 p.m.
February 4, 2014
Yale Teams Up With Coaching For Literacy To Offer Two Assistant Coach For A Day Positions
The Yale Athletic Department is teaming up with Coaching For Literacy to auction off the opportunity for two fans to serve as Assistant Coaches For a Day at the men’s basketball game against Princeton on Feb. 15.
February 3, 2014
Sears Honored By Ivy League
Justin Sears, who averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in Yale’s weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell, has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.
February 1, 2014
Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep; Knock Off Cornell 61-57
Javier Duren had a big final five minutes in Yale’s crucial Ivy League victory over Cornell on Saturday. Duren scored seven of his team-high 19 points late in the second half as the Bulldogs escaped with a 61-57 victory over the Big Red at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 31, 2014
Bulldogs Power Their Way To 69-59 Victory Over Columbia
Yale played exactly the way it wanted Friday against Columbia. The result was certainly what the Bulldogs were looking for. Justin Sears scored 22 points as Yale powered its way to an important 69-59 victory over the Lions at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 30, 2014
Townsend Named To Capital One Academic All-District I Team
Matt Townsend has made a solid contribution to the Yale men’s basketball team this season. He has appeared in all 16 games, including starting the last five. Townsend, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major, also has been successful in the classroom. As a result, he has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 first team.
January 29, 2014
First Full Weekend Of Ivy Play Brings Columbia, Cornell To Town
The first full weekend of Ivy League play brings Columbia and Cornell to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs host the Lions on Friday night and the Big Red on Saturday. Tip off on both nights is slated for 7 p.m.
January 25, 2014
Second-Half Rally Falls Short; Bulldogs Fall At Brown
Yale was in the midst of a big comeback with six minutes left in Saturday’s Ivy League game at Brown. The Bulldogs had cut what was once an 18-point deficit down to eight and seemed to have momentum of their side.
January 24, 2014
Phalen ’89 Honored With NCAA Silver Anniversary Award
For the past 20 years, Earl Phalen ’89 has worked tirelessly to educate under-privileged children. He is the founder and CEO of Summer Advantage USA, a summer reading program that partners with school districts to provide quality summer learning programs for children in grades K-8 and Building Educated Leaders For Life, which operates summer and after-school education programs in major U.S. cities. His work has impacted the lives of countless children.
January 22, 2014
Yale, Brown Meet Again Saturday In Providence
The Bulldogs will be looking for their third 2-0 Ivy League start in the last four years when they travel to Brown on Saturday. Tipoff at the Pizzitola Center is slated for 4 p.m.
January 20, 2014
Sears Earns Ivy League Honor
Justin Sears played a key role in Saturday’s 74-67 win over Brown, scoring a team-high 20 points, 14 of which came in the decisive second half. On Monday, Sears was rewarded for his performance by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
January 18, 2014
Bulldogs Hold Off Brown 74-67 In Ivy Opener
Yale opened Ivy League play in impressive fashion. Justin Sears scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the Bulldogs held off Brown 74-67 on Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 17, 2014
Martin ’13 Signs With England’s Plymouth Raiders
Sam Martin ’13, the captain of the 2013-14 Yale men’s basketball team, has signed a professional contract with the Plymouth Raiders of the British BBL. Martin has been with Plymouth on trial for a couple of weeks and impressed the team’s coaches.
January 16, 2014
Ivy Opener Brings Visit From Brown On Youth Day
Yale kicks off Ivy League play like it has in each of the last eight years, by playing Brown. The Bulldogs and Bears meet on Saturday. Tip off on Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is set for 2 p.m. Tickets for children 12-and-under are $2 and there will be a post-game autograph session with the Yale players.
January 11, 2014
Bulldogs Cruise In Final Non Conference Game
Yale made the most of its final non-conference game. Jack Montague scored a career-high 15 points as the Bulldogs cruised to an 88-49 victory over Baruch College at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 10, 2014
Final Non-Conference Game On Tap Saturday
The Bulldogs play their final non-conference game of the season on Saturday against Baruch. Tip off at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m. Yale (5-8) then opens Ivy League play next Saturday at home against Brown.
January 8, 2014
Vermont Holds Off Yale 67-59
Every time Yale seemed ready to overtake Vermont Wednesday night, the Catamounts had an answer. The result was a 67-59 UVM victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 7, 2014
Three Straight Home Games Starts With Vermont
The John J. Lee Amphitheater will be a welcome sight for a road-weary Yale team. The Bulldogs host Vermont in the historic building on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
January 4, 2014
Duren Scores 13 Points In Homecoming At Saint Louis
Saint Louis got big contributions from a couple of unlikely sources and was typically stingy on defense en route to a 75-55 victory over Yale before a crowd of 8,659 at Chaifetz Arena.
January 3, 2014
New Year Starts At Saint Louis
The holidays have come and gone so it is back to business for the Bulldogs, who play their first game of 2014 at Saint Louis on Saturday. Tip off at gorgeous Chaifetz Arena is slated for 5:30 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
December 29, 2013
Trip To Saint Louis A Homecoming For Duren, Childs-Klein
Saturday’s game at Saint Louis has special meaning for Yale juniors Javier Duren and Will Childs-Klein. Both are Saint Louis natives and quite familiar with the Billiken’s very successful program.
December 22, 2013
Townsend Earns Phi Beta Kappa Recognition
In early October, Matt Townsend received a phone call saying that both his dean and master wanted to have a talk with him. It turned out to be a memorable meeting for Townsend, who learned he had been elected to the Yale Phi Beta Kappa society.
December 20, 2013
Duren Scores Career-High 26 Points In Loss At Albany
Yale couldn’t quite overcome a poor shooting night Friday at Albany. DJ Evans scored 14 points to lead three players in double figures as Albany held off the Bulldogs 70-62 before a holiday crowd of 2,108 at SEFCU Arena.
December 19, 2013
Final Game Before Holiday Break Takes Yale To Albany
Yale plays it final game of 2013 on Friday at Albany. Tipoff at the SEFCU Arena is set for 7 p.m. After Friday, the Bulldogs won’t take the court again until Jan. 4 at Saint Louis.
December 17, 2013
Upset Bid Falls Just Short At Providence
It took Yale about 10 minutes to shake off the rust from a nine-day layoff for final exams. Once the Bulldogs found their rhythm, they gave a good Providence team all it could handle. The Friars, though, got 21 points from Bryce Cotton and 19 from Tyler Harris to escape with a 76-74 victory at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
December 15, 2013
Bulldogs Back At It At Providence
After a nine-day break for final exams, the Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday at Providence. Tipoff at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.
December 7, 2013
Sears, Sherrod Power Yale Over New Hampshire, 71-61
The frontcourt duo of Justin Sears and Brandon Sherrod helped power the Yale men’s basketball team to a non-conference victory over New Hampshire. Sears and Sherrod combined to go 12-of-15 from the field, score 37 points and grab 21 rebounds as the Bulldogs knocked off the Wildcats 71-61 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 6, 2013
New Hampshire Visits Saturday
The Bulldogs play their second home game of the week when New Hampshire visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. following the Yale women’s game against Army which starts at 2 p.m. It’s Heroes Day so all ROTC, Color Guard, active and retired military personnel and veterans receive free admission.
December 4, 2013
Big Second Half Lifts Bryant Over Yale
Bryant’s duo of Alex Francis and Dyami Starks proved too much for Yale to overcome Wednesday night. The two combined for 44 points and 13 rebounds as Bryant used a big second half to knock off the Bulldogs 72-64 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 3, 2013
Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win
The Bulldogs are back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater for only the second time this season when Bryant visits on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. following the Yale-Bryant women’s game which begins at 5 p.m.
November 30, 2013
Bulldogs Get Back To Basics In 54-49 Victory At Hartford
By going back to what it does best, the Yale men’s basketball team earned an impressive 54-49 victory at Hartford on Saturday at Chase Family Arena.
November 28, 2013
Bulldogs Head To Hartford
The Bulldogs look to complete a perfect Thanksgiving Week when they travel to Hartford on Saturday. Tip off at the Chase Family Arena is slated for 4 p.m.
November 27, 2013
Video: Javier Duren's Buzzer Beater
Here's the video of Javier Duren's buzzer beater against Lafayette.
November 26, 2013
Duren’s Buzzer Beater Lifts Yale Over Lafayette
Javier Duren’s three-pointer as time expired lifted Yale to a thrilling 79-76 victory over Lafayette at the Kirby Sports Center.
November 25, 2013
Trip To Lafayette On Tap
A busy stretch for the Bulldogs continues when they travel to Easton, Pa., to meet Lafayette on Tuesday. Tipoff at the Kirby Sports Center is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on the Lafayette Sports Network (more information below).
November 23, 2013
Sears Scores 23 In Bulldogs Loss At Mercer
Mercer is a team to watch as the college basketball season unfolds. Yale will certainly vouch for the Bears. Langston Hall scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as Mercer rolled to an 81-54 victory over the Bulldogs before a homecoming crowd of 3,500.
November 22, 2013
Bulldogs Back On Road At Mercer
The Bulldogs are back on the road on Saturday when they play at Mercer in Macon, Ga. Tip off at Hawkins Arena is slated for noon.
November 19, 2013
Bulldogs Roll In Home Opener; Knock Off Sacred Heart 80-65
A balanced offensive effort led to a successful home opener for the Yale men’s basketball team. All five starters scored in doubles figures as Yale rolled to an 80-65 victory over Sacred Heart at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
November 19, 2013
Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week: Basketball Player Javier Duren
Javier Duren’s successes at Yale, both on and off the court, are quite impressive. He scored a career-high 22 points in the Bulldogs’ 72-71 heartbreaking loss against Rutgers this past Thursday. Duren, also the co-founder of TeamSober, is the latest Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week.
November 18, 2013
Sacred Heart Visits For Home Opener
The Bulldogs hit the floor in the John J. Lee Amphitheater for the first time this season when Sacred Heart comes to town on Tuesday night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. Yale has won six of its last eight home openers.
November 18, 2013
Duren Earns Ivy Honor
Javier Duren, who averaged 18.5 points in two games last week, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
November 14, 2013
Sears Heads Home For Matchup With Rutgers
The Bulldogs (1-1) continue to familiarize themselves with the new American Athletic Conference. After dropping an 80-62 decision at UConn on Monday, Yale travels to New Jersey to face Rutgers on Thursday. Tip off at the RAC is slated for 7:30 p.m. Video of the game is available at ESPN3.com and the Watch ESPN app with Jason Horowitz on the play-by-play and John Celestand providing color commentary.
November 14, 2013
Valliant Effort Falls Just Short At Rutgers
Yale was 15 seconds away from pulling off a big early-season upset. Instead the Bulldogs’ trip to The RAC ended in heartbreak.
November 13, 2013
Earl Phalen ’89 Named NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Winner
Earl Martin Phalwn ’89, a basketball player at Yale who went on to become a pioneer in the education field following graduation, is one of six former student-athletes to be selected as recipients of the 2014 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.
November 12, 2013
Sears Earns Pair of Weekly Awards
Throughout the preseason, James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, raved about the play of sophomore forward Justin Sears. It certainly seems to have carried over to the regular season. Sears, who scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the 93-77 victory over Central Connecticut on Saturday, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week both by the league office and CollegeSportsMadness.com.
November 11, 2013
Bulldogs Face No. 18 UConn In Veteran’s Day Matinee
After opening the season with by rallying from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Central Connecticut on Saturday, the Yale men’s basketball team is right back at it on Monday, travelling to Hartford to meet 18th-ranked UConn. Tip off for the Veteran’s Day matinee at the XL Center is slated for 3 p.m.
November 11, 2013
No. 19 UConn Holds Off Yale 80-62
Yale dominated the boards Monday, outrebounding 19th-ranked UConn 43-31. It’s what the Bulldogs did with the ball once they had it that frustrated James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball.
November 9, 2013
Bulldogs Kickoff Season Against Central Connecticut At Connecticut 6 Classic
The Bulldogs kick off the 2013-14 season by playing Central Connecticut on Saturday in the second game of the Connecticut 6 tripleheader at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. following the Quinnipiac-Hartford game which starts at 3 p.m. Fairfield and Sacred Heart meet in the final game at 8 p.m.
November 9, 2013
Bulldogs Rally From 17-Point Second Half Deficit To Stun Central Connecticut 93-77
It took the Bulldogs a little while to find their way in Saturday’s season opener, but once they did, the results were impressive. Yale rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to knock off Central Connecticut 93-77 in the second game of Connecticut 6 Classic at the Webster Bank Arena.
November 7, 2013
Sears Named To All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team
Justin Sears, who finished his first season at Yale as the fourth highest scoring freshman in the Ivy League, has been named to the All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team.
November 5, 2013
Season Preview: Experienced Bulldogs Set For Exciting Campaign
James Jones, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach at Yale, is confident heading into the 2013-14 season. There are plenty of reasons for Jones’ optimism.
November 4, 2013
Challenging Non-Conference Schedule Should Serve Bulldogs Well
As always, it’s the 14-game Ivy League schedule that will largely determine if it is a successful season for the Yale men’s basketball team, but James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, has once again put together a challenging non-league schedule to prepare his team for the rigors of league play.
October 31, 2013
Yale To Make Three Appearances On NBC Sports Network’s Ivy League Package
The Yale men’s basketball team will make three appearances on the NBC Sports Network as part of the Ivy League package this season. First up is a non-league game at Saint Louis on Jan. 4. In addition the Bulldogs’ Ivy games at Columbia (Feb. 23) and home against Harvard (Mar. 7) will be televised.
October 23, 2013
Bulldogs Picked Third In Ivy League Preseason Media Poll
Yale closed out last season by winning seven of its last 10 games. With the majority of that team returning, expectations are high for 2013-14 around Lee Amphitheater. It would seem the media agrees. The Bulldogs were picked to finish third in the annual Ivy League Preseason poll.
October 1, 2013
Hoey Named Director Of Basketball Operations
Robert Hoey has been named Director of Basketball Operations for the Yale men’s basketball team.
August 22, 2013
Mangano Signs With Professional Team In Germany
Greg Mangano ’12 will continue his professional basketball career in Europe this fall. Mangano, who finished last season with Forca Lleida in Spain’s LEB Gold League, has signed with Ratiopharm Ulm of Germany’s BBL League.
August 1, 2013
Jones Welcomes Four In Class of 2017
James Jones, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will welcome four freshmen to New Haven this fall. Anthony Dallier, Sam Downey, AJ Edwards and J.T. Flowers each bring strong credentials.
July 9, 2013
Kingsley Promoted To Associate Head Coach
Matt Kingsley, who will begin his ninth season as a member of James Jones’ staff in 2013-14, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.