The 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.
A 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.
An 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.
James 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.
Junior 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.
Two 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 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.
The 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.
Yale’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.
Yale’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.
For 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.
Yale 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.
The 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.
How about a little April basketball? Javier Duren scored 26 of his career-high 33 points in the second half as Yale earned a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament semifinals with a thrilling 72-69 victory over Columbia before a stunned crowd of 2,394 at Levien Gym.
Yale 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.
Yale 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.
Yale 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.
Yale’s stay in the CollegeInsider Tournament goes on. Justin Sears scored 18 points to lead a balanced attack as the Bulldogs knocked off Holy Cross 71-66 before a boisterous crowd of 1,236 at the Hart Center.
Yale’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.
It 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.
For 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.
Yale learned on Friday that it would host Quinnipiac on Wednesday in the first round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT). Now the Bulldogs know the rest of the 32-team field, which was announced on Sunday night.
For 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.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.
Justin 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.