2014-15 Yale Men's Basketball News
July 30, 2015
Three Bulldogs Earn NABC Academic Recognition
Three players who were part of the 2014-15 team that shared the Ivy League championship have earned an academic honor. Greg Kelley ’15, Matt Townsend ’15 and rising senior Nick Victor have been named to the NABC Honors Court, which recognizes those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
July 29, 2015
NABC Honors Yale With Team Academic Excellence Award
The 2014-15 season was certainly memorable for Yale on the court. The Bulldogs shared the Ivy League title and won more games than any Yale team since 1948-49, including a victory over defending national champion UConn. The team was also quite successful in the classroom. The Bulldogs were one of the recipients of a Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
May 16, 2015
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
Six 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Midfielder/forward Frannie Coxe (San Clemente, Calif.) of the women’s soccer team and midfielder James Tjarksen (Hartland, Wisc.) of the men’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Matt Townsend (Chappaqua, N.Y.) of the men’s basketball team and Caroline Rouse (St. Louis, Mo.) of the women’s golf team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Javier Duren (St. Louis, Mo.) of the men’s basketball team and Marika Liu (Beverly Hills, Calif.) of the women’s golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
April 17, 2015
Team Awards Announced At Post Season Banquet
The 2014-15 Yale men’s basketball team gathered in the Kiphuth Trophy Room inside Payne Whitney Gym to celebrate a very successful season on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs won 22 games, including a thrilling victory over defending NCAA champion UConn, and shared the Ivy League championship, Yale’s first since 2001-02. The 22 wins were the most by a Yale team since 1948-49. As part of the festivities, the annual team awards were presented.
April 16, 2015
Montague Elected 2015-16 Captain
Jack Montague had a breakout junior season for the Yale men’s basketball team. He started all 32 games and led the team with 67 three-pointers, including one in the final seconds that lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling victory over defending national champion UConn in December. As a senior next year, Montague will serve as the Yale captain. The announcement was made at the annual post season banquet on Wednesday night following a team vote.
March 30, 2015
AP Names Sears Honorable Mention All-America
Justin Sears has earned another prestigious honor. The Associated Press has named Sears Honorable Mention All-America. He becomes the first Yale player to earn All-America recognition since Butch Graves in 1984.
March 27, 2015
Sears, Duren Earn All-District Honors From NABC
Two players who helped Yale to its most overall wins in more than 60 years and a share of the Ivy League title have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Junior Justin Sears was named to the District 13 first team, while senior Javier Duren was a second team selection.
March 27, 2015
NABC Names Jones District 13 Coach of the Year
The honors continue to come in for James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale. Jones, who guided the Bulldogs to 22 wins and a share of the Ivy League title, has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches UPS District 13 Coach of the Year.
March 23, 2015
Jones Named Finalist For Hugh Durham National Coach Of Year
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale who guided the Bulldogs to their most victories in more than 60 years, is one of 16 finalists for the 2015 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award.
March 14, 2015
How To Watch Saturday’s Yale-Harvard Ivy League Playoff
Saturday’s Yale-Harvard Ivy League playoff men's basketball game is being syndicated by the American Sports Network and is available on outlets across the nation, including NESN Plus and COZI in Connecticut.
March 14, 2015
Valiant Yale Effort In Ivy League Playoff Falls Just Short
After finishing with identical 11-3 records and splitting a pair of hard-fought games during the regular season, it was only fitting that Saturday’s Ivy League playoff game between Yale and Harvard went down to the wire. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it would end in heartbreaking fashion.
March 13, 2015
Two More Honors For Jones
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, who on Wednesday was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year, has picked two more honors. Jones is one of 16 finalists for the 2015 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award and one of 16 finalists for the 2015 Ben Jobe award.
March 12, 2015
Yale Meets Harvard With NCAA Tournament Bid On Line
For the third time in school history, Yale will play in an Ivy League playoff. The Bulldogs meet Harvard on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Palestra in Philadelphia with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The game will be syndicated by the American Sports Network and also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
March 11, 2015
Sears Named Ivy League Player Of Year; Sears, Duren Earn First Team All-Ivy Honors
Justin Sears’ outstanding junior season has resulted in a big honor. Sears, who leads the team in scoring (14.4 ppg.), rebounding (7.6 rpg.) and blocked shots (72), has been named the Ivy League Player of the Year, the first Bulldog to win the award since Paul Maley in 1988.
March 11, 2015
Jones Selected Ivy League Coach of the Year
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, has been selected as the Ivy League Coach of the Year.
March 10, 2015
Sears Earns USBWA Honors
Justin Sears, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring (14.4 ppg.), rebounding (7.6 rpg.) and blocked shots (72), has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2014-15 All-District I team.
March 9, 2015
Time, TV And Ticket Info Announced For Yale-Harvard Ivy Playoff Game
The 2015 Ivy League Men's Basketball Playoff between co-champions Yale and Harvard will take place at The Palestra in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 14 at 4 p.m. The game will be shown live by the American Sports Network and ESPN3.
March 7, 2015
Bulldogs Drop Last Second Heartbreaker At Dartmouth
Yale’s NCAA Tournament aspirations will have to wait another week.Gabas Maldunas’ layup with five-tenths-of-a-second left off an inbounds play lifted Dartmouth to a stunning 59-58 victory over the Bulldogs at Leede Arena.
March 6, 2015
Where To Watch Friday’s Yale-Harvard Basketball Game
Friday’s Yale-Harvard men’s basketball game is being syndicated by the American Sports Network and is available on outlets across the nation, including NESN and SNY in Connecticut. The link below has the complete list of where to watch the game.
March 6, 2015
Bulldogs Clinch At Least Share Of Ivy Title; One Win Away From NCAA Tournament Berth
Yale is one win away from an NCAA Tournament berth. Javier Duren scored 22 points, and Armani Cotton added 14 as Yale clinched at least a share of the Ivy League title with a thrilling 62-52 victory over Harvard before a raucous sell-out crowd of 2,195 at Lavietes Pavilion.
March 4, 2015
Ivy League Title On Line As Bulldogs Close Out Regular Season
It could be a very memorable weekend for Yale, which enters the final two games of Ivy League play tied with Harvard for first place. The Bulldogs have a chance to grab sole possession of the league lead when they meet the Crimson on Friday at 8 p.m. at Lavietes Pavilion. The game is being syndicated by the American Sports Network and will be available in Connecticut on SNY and NESN. Yale then closes out the regular season at Dartmouth on Saturday at 7 p.m. A victory Friday would earn the Bulldogs at least a share of the title and a sweep would secure an outright championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
March 2, 2015
Sears Earns Fifth Player Of Week Award
Justin Sears, who spearheaded a pair of Yale come-from-behind victories over the weekend, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.
February 28, 2015
Watch Yale Vs. Penn Saturday On ESPN3
Fans will be able to watch the Yale's men’s basketball game vs. Penn at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night on ESPN3.
February 28, 2015
Bulldogs Rally Past Penn; Remain Tied Atop Ivy League
Yale made all the key plays down the stretch Saturday against Penn, and as a result, the Bulldogs will enter the final weekend of the regular season tied for first place in the Ivy League. Javier Duren scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Yale rallied to knock off a pesky Quaker squad 55-50 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 27, 2015
Class of 2015 Has Shined On And Off Court
This year’s senior class has been one of the most successful on the court in the long history of Yale Basketball. Armani Cotton, Javier Duren, Greg Kelley and Matt Townsend have helped the Bulldogs to 71 victories entering this weekend, the most of any four-year stretch at Yale since 1908.
February 27, 2015
Big Second Half Propels Yale Over Princeton; Bulldogs Back In First Place Tie
Yale played perhaps its best 10 minutes of the season when it needed it the most. Trailing 47-39 with 13:41 left, the Bulldogs outscored Princeton 42-13 the rest of the way en route to an 81-60 victory before an enthusiastic crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 26, 2015
Townsend Named Men’s Basketball Academic All-American Of The Year
Senior Matt Townsend’s outstanding work on the court and in the classroom has earned him a very prestigious honor. Townsend has been named the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for Division I men’s basketball.
February 25, 2015
Final Home Weekend Brings Visits From Princeton, Penn
The final home weekend of the regular season has important ramifications for the Bulldogs, who sit in second place in the Ivy League, one game behind first-place Harvard. Yale (19-8, 8-2 Ivy) hosts Princeton on Friday night and Penn on Saturday. Both games are 7 p.m. tips and can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network. Saturday’s game against the Quakers also is available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
February 24, 2015
Three Former Bulldogs Enjoying Success Overseas
Three former Bulldogs are enjoying considerable success playing professionally overseas. Greg Mangano ‘12 is with Karhu Kauhajoki in Finland, Reggie Willhite ’12 is in Germany with Finke Baskets Paderborn and Sam Martin ’13 is playing for the Durham Wildcats in England.
February 23, 2015
Highlights Of Yale's Victory Over Cornell
Justin Sears (12 points, 12 rebounds) and Armani Cotton (10 points, 11 rebounds) both posted double-doubles, and Javier Duren added 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists as the Bulldogs knocked off Cornell 62-51. Here are highlights from the win.
February 21, 2015
Columbia Holds Off Yale 56-50
Yale overcame an off shooting night in Friday's win over Cornell. The Bulldogs weren’t as fortunate 24 hours later against Columbia. Yale was just 19-of-52 overall from the field, 5-of-22 from three-point range and 7-of-16 from the foul line against the Lions. The result was a 56-50 Columbia victory that dropped the Bulldogs into second place in the Ivy League.
February 20, 2015
Double-Doubles From Sears And Cotton Lift Yale Over Cornell
Yale didn’t have its best night shooting the ball, but the Bulldogs did more than enough in other areas to earn an important 62-51 victory over Cornell at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 19, 2015
First-Place Bulldogs Host Cornell, Columbia
The Bulldogs begin the second go-round of Ivy League play by hosting Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. Tip off on both nights is slated for 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 16, 2015
Sears Named Ivy League Player Of Week For Ninth Time In Career
Justin Sears, who had his all-around game on full display as Yale swept Penn and Princeton, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
February 14, 2015
Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep; Knock Off Princeton 81-73
Yale made all the plays down the stretch and got a big game from Justin Sears to complete a perfect weekend. Sears scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to an 81-73 victory over Princeton at Jadwin Gym.
February 13, 2015
Bulldogs Roll Over Penn 75-48
Yale put on a clinic Friday at the Palestra. The Bulldogs shot 54 percent from the field, were even better from three-point range (54.5 percent) and held Penn to 35 percent shooting en route to a surprisingly easy 75-48 win over the Quakers.
February 11, 2015
Bulldogs Head South For Important Road Weekend
As they approach the halfway point of the Ivy League season, the Bulldogs find themselves right in the thick of the race for the conference title. Yale (5-1) is tied for first place with Harvard as it heads back on the road this weekend, visiting Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. before a 6 p.m. Valentine’s Day date with Princeton. The Tigers sit in third place at 3-2.
February 10, 2015
Authentic Ivy: Yale's Matt Townsend
Yale men's basketball student-athlete Matt Townsend talks about life as an Ivy League student-athlete and recently being named a Rhodes scholar.
February 7, 2015
Duren Reaches 1,000 Career Point Mark But Yale Falls To Harvard
Yale picked an inopportune time to have an off night from the field. Harvard, one of the top defensive teams in the nation, held the Bulldogs to 31.5 percent from the field en route to an important 52-50 Ivy League victory before a jam packed crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 6, 2015
Balanced Attack Helps Bulldogs Stay Undefeated In Ivy Play
Justin Sears and Javier Duren did much of the heavy lifting to help Yale to its 4-0 start in Ivy League play. Friday against Dartmouth it was time for others to play more prominent roles. Jack Montague scored a career-high 19 points, and the bench contributed 27 points as the Bulldogs rolled to an 81-66 victory over Dartmouth at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 5, 2015
Townsend Named Academic All-District
Matt Townsend continues to be recognized for his outstanding work on the court and in the classroom. Townsend has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District 1 team.
February 4, 2015
Big Home Weekend For Bulldogs
The Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater for a pair of key Ivy League games this weekend. Yale hosts Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised nationally by the CBS Sports Network and then welcomes defending Ivy League champion Harvard on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.
February 2, 2015
Sears Earns Another Ivy Honor
Junior Justin Sears, who averaged 23.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Bulldogs swept Columbia and Cornell, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
January 31, 2015
Bulldogs Stay Perfect In Ivy Play With Win At Cornell
Yale’s long journey through New York State went quite well.Three players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs completed a weekend sweep with a hard-fought 65-57 victory over Cornell before 3,119 at Newman Arena.
January 30, 2015
Yale Teams Up With Coaching For Literacy To Offer Two Assistant Coach Positions For a Day
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 Friday, Feb. 27.
January 30, 2015
Bulldogs Improve To 3-0 In Ivy Play; Knock Off Columbia 63-59
Yale’s experience may have been the difference Friday at Columbia.The Bulldogs made all the important plays down the stretch to hold off Columbia 63-59 before 2,223 at Levien Gym.
January 28, 2015
New York Weekend On Tap For Bulldogs
The first full weekend of Ivy League play takes the Bulldogs to New York. Yale meets Columbia on Friday at 8 p.m. in a game that will be syndicated by the American Sports Network (available on SNY in Connecticut) and then has a short turnaround before playing Cornell on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Ithaca, N.Y.
January 26, 2015
Sears Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors
Justin Sears, who scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Saturday’s 69-65 victory over Brown, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
January 25, 2015
Townsend Selected As Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Matt Townsend is one of 30 candidates for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
January 24, 2015
Duren’s Late Heroics Help Yale Sweep Brown
It was quite a bit more stressful than the first go around, but Yale completed a season sweep of Brown.Javier Duren hit a pull-up, fadeaway jump shot with 3.6 seconds left to snap a 65-65 tie as the Bulldogs earned a very hard-fought 69-65 win over the Bears before an enthusiastic Youth Day crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 23, 2015
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Justin Sears
Justin Sears and the rest of the men's basketball team are in the midst of a spectacular season, with just league opponents remaining on their schedule. Sears, a junior in Silliman College, is ranked 5th in the Ivy League with 7.5 rebounds a game and was just named to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List. Sears is this week's Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
January 22, 2015
Youth Day Brings Visit From Brown
Yale will be looking to complete a season sweep of Brown when the Bears come to the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday. Tip off on Youth Day is slated for 2 p.m. Tickets for children 12-and-under are $2 and there will be a postgame autograph session with the Yale players.
January 21, 2015
Sears Named To Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List
Justin Sears, who leads the Bulldogs in rebounding (7.5 rpg.) and blocked shots (45) and is second in scoring (12.9 ppg.), has been named to The Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List.
January 19, 2015
Duren Named Ivy League Player of Week
Javier Duren played a major role in Yale getting off to a strong start in Ivy League play. Duren scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to post his first career double-double as the Bulldogs rolled to an 80-62 win at Brown on Saturday. For his effort, Duren was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. It was the third time this season he was honored.
January 17, 2015
Duren, Sears Post Double-Doubles As Yale Wins At Brown
Ivy League play started in impressive fashion for the Bulldogs.Javier Duren (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Justin Sears (15 points, 11 rebounds) both posted double-doubles as Yale rolled to an 80-62 victory over Brown at a quiet Pizzitola Center. Jack Montague added 15 points and Makai Mason scored 10.
January 15, 2015
Ivy League Play Begins At Brown
They’ve had to wait longer than just about any other team in the nation, but the Bulldogs finally begin conference play on Saturday when they travel to Brown. Tipoff at the Pizzitola Center is slated for 2 p.m.
January 12, 2015
Mason Earns Ivy League Rookie Of The Week Honors
In the final two non-conference games of the season, freshman Makai Mason showed he is ready to contribute as Yale gets set to open Ivy League play this weekend. Mason averaged 14.5 points and shot 71.4 percent from the field as the Bulldogs split a pair of games. For his efforts, he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
January 10, 2015
Bulldogs Roll In Final Non-Conference Game
Yale ended an impressive non-conference season with an exclamation point. Six players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to a 102-47 victory over Daniel Webster at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 9, 2015
Big Second Half Lifts NJIT Over Yale
The two teams with two of the bigger upsets in college basketball this season faced off in a spirited affair Friday night. NJIT, who knocked off No. 17 Michigan one day after Yale toppled defending national champion UConn, edged the Bulldogs 78-71 at the Fleisher Athletic Center.
January 8, 2015
Bulldogs Set For Final Two Non-Conference Games
In their final two non-conference games of the season, the Bulldogs will replicate an Ivy League weekend. Yale travels to Newark, N.J., to face NJIT on Friday and then returns to the John J. Lee Amphitheater for the first time since Dec. 20 to host Daniel Webster on Saturday. Tip off on both nights is slated for 7 p.m.
January 5, 2015
Duren Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Javier Duren, who averaged 19.5 points, six rebounds and six assists in two games, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
January 3, 2015
Upset Bid Vs. Vandy Falls Short In Double Overtime Heartbreaker
Yale nearly pulled off another big upset. Vanderbilt’s Shelton Mitchell, though, had other ideas. His driving layup with 19 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 59, and he scored five of his 15 points in the two extra periods as the Commodores escaped with a 79-74 double overtime victory over the Bulldogs before 10,103 nervous fans at Memorial Gym.
January 2, 2015
New Year Starts At Vanderbilt
The Bulldogs kick off 2015 with a trip to the Music City to face Vanderbilt on Saturday. Tip off is slated for 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST) at Memorial Gym, and the game will be televised on the SEC Network Plus.
January 1, 2015
Trip To Vanderbilt A Homecoming For Montague
Growing up in Brentwood, Tenn., Jack Montague attended a number of Vanderbilt games at Memorial Gym. He never had the chance to play a game in the arena, however. That will change on Saturday when Montague and his Yale teammates face the Commodores.
December 30, 2014
Sears Scores 1,000th Career Point; Bulldogs Topple Sacred Heart
It took the Bulldogs a half to find their range from the field after a nine-day layoff, but once they did, they were deadly. Yale was 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) from three-point range in the second half en route to a 70-64 victory over Sacred Heart in a rare mid-week matinee at the William H. Pitt Center.
December 28, 2014
Holiday Break Ends With Tuesday Matinee At Sacred Heart
After a nine-day break for the holiday, Yale returns to the court with a Tuesday matinee at Sacred Heart. Tipoff at the William Pitt Center is slated for 2 p.m.
December 20, 2014
Late Rally Lifts Albany Over Yale 64-60
There would be no dramatic finish for Yale on this day. Albany’s Evan Singletary hit a three-pointer with two minutes left to snap a 58-58 tie and the Great Danes went on to a 64-60 victory over the Bulldogs at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 19, 2014
Defending America East Champion Albany Visits Saturday
Yale’s only home game in the month of December is a visit from defending America East Tournament champion Albany on Saturday. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m.
December 18, 2014
Townsend’s Last Second Shot Lifts Yale Past Vermont
Yale is starting to make a habit of last-second, dramatic victories. Matt Townsend’s jumper from the top of the key with five seconds left lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling 57-56 victory over Vermont before a stunned crowd of 1,761 at Patrick Gym.
December 16, 2014
Bulldogs Back At It At Vermont
Final exams are over, but the Bulldogs have two more tests before they can enjoy a short holiday break. The first is Thursday at Vermont. Tip off at Patrick Gym is slated for 7 p.m. Yale then hosts Albany on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lee Amphitheater.
December 10, 2014
CollegeInsider.com Goes All Access With Bulldogs
CollegeInsider.com visited Lee Amphitheater recently to take a behind the scenes look at the Yale Basketball program.
December 8, 2014
Duren Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Javier Duren, who made The Pass that set up The Shot, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Off an in-bounds play, Duren made a perfect feed through traffic to Jack Montague, who drained a three-pointer from the corner with 1.7 seconds left in Yale’s stunning 45-44 victory over UConn on Friday at Gampel Pavilion.
December 8, 2014
Hot-Shooting Florida Knocks Off Yale
Yale ran into a determined and angry Florida team Monday night. The Gators were coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in 33 months, and they took out their frustrations on the Bulldogs.
December 7, 2014
Another Test For Bulldogs At Florida
The Bulldogs, who have won eight of their last nine games and are off to their best start since 2011-12, pulled off a signature win on Friday, knocking off defending national champion UConn 45-44 at Gampel Pavilion. Yale won't have to wait long for another chance at a big win. The Bulldogs are at Florida, which fell to UConn in last year's national semifinals, on Monday. Tipoff at the O'Connell Center is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
December 5, 2014
Yale Stuns Defending National Champion UConn On Last Second Montague Three-Pointer
It’s a shot that will live in the annals of Yale basketball history. Jack Montague’s three-pointer from the corner with 1.7 seconds left lifted the Bulldogs to a shocking 45-44 victory over defending national champion UConn on Friday before a stunned crowd of 9,538 at Gampel Pavilion.
December 4, 2014
Challenging Stretch Begins At Defending National Champion UConn
It's already been a challenging early-season schedule for the Bulldogs, who are one of only eight Division I teams to have played nine games. Starting Friday when Yale plays defending national champion UConn it ramps up even a bit more. Tip off at Gampel Pavilion is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on SNY and is also available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
December 3, 2014
Duren Nominated To Allstate Good Works Team
Javier Duren, who helped start #TeamSober to provide an alternative to the harmful drinking culture on the Yale campus, is one of 251 nominees for the 2015 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams. This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities.
December 3, 2014
Bulldogs Hold Off Bryant 67-60
It’s been a grueling start to the season for Yale, which has already played nine games in a 20-day stretch. The Bulldogs, though, have answered the challenge in a big way, perhaps never more so than Wednesday night at Bryant.
December 2, 2014
Battle Of Bulldogs At Bryant
It is back to the road for the Bulldogs, who face Bryant in a battle of Bulldogs on Wednesday. Tipoff at the Chace Athletic Center is slated for 7:30 p.m., following the Bryant women’s game against Holy Cross.
November 30, 2014
Second-Half Spurt Lifts Yale Past Hartford
Yale sure would like to bottle the first nine minutes of Sunday’s second half against Hartford. The Bulldogs dominated in every phase, turning a close game into a blowout.
November 29, 2014
Sunday Matinee With Hartford Next Up For Busy Bulldogs
Yale plays its sixth game in 10 days when Hartford visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater for a Sunday matinee. Tip off is slated for 2 p.m.
November 28, 2014
No. 25 Providence Edges Yale 72-66
Yale and Providence are developing quite a little rivalry. For the third straight time in the series, the Bulldogs travelled to the Dunkin Donuts Center and nearly pulled off a big upset.
November 27, 2014
Bulldogs Seek Sixth Straight Win
Yale will be looking for its sixth straight win when it travels to Providence on Friday. Tip off at the Dunkin Donuts Center is slated for 4 p.m., and the game will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.
November 26, 2014
Bulldogs Feast On Lafayette, 82-60
Facing a Lafayette team that came into the night shooting better than 50 percent from the field, it was pretty clear Yale was going to need a superior offensive performance to win. Boy did the Bulldogs deliver, especially in the first half.
November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving Eve Visit From Lafayette On Tap
It’s another busy week for the Bulldogs, who play three games in six days. The good news is two are in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater. First up is a home date with Lafayette on Wednesday night. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. The Bulldogs are at Providence on Friday at 4 p.m. in a game that will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 and then are back home to host state-rival Hartford on Sunday at 2 p.m.
November 24, 2014
Sears Named Ivy League Player of Week
Justin Sears, who was named the most valuable player of the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic over the weekend, picked up another honor on Monday. Sears was named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
November 23, 2014
Bulldogs Complete Perfect Weekend, Knock Off Kent State 66-59
It turned out to be quite a three-day stay for Yale in Northeast Ohio. Four players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs defeated Kent State 66-59 on Sunday in a hostile M.A.C Center.
November 22, 2014
Townsend Named A Rhodes Scholar
Forward Matt Townsend is a Rhodes Scholar. Yale head coach James Jones got the good news from Townsend in a text that he saw shortly after the Bulldogs had beaten Southern Illinois on Saturday at Kent State.
November 22, 2014
Bulldogs Lock Down SIU In 53-46 Victory
Yale grinded out another impressive victory on Saturday. Justin Sears scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs knocked off Southern Illinois 53-46 at Kent State’s M.A.C. Center.
November 21, 2014
Bulldogs Sharp In 70-58 Victory Over Illinois-Chicago
The first of three games in three days went quite well for Yale. Four players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to an impressive 70-58 victory over Illinois-Chicago at Kent State’s MAC Center.
November 20, 2014
Busy Weekend At Kent State For Bulldogs
The first long road trip of the season takes Yale to Kent, Ohio, this weekend for the continuation of the 2014 Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. The Bulldogs play three games in three days, starting Friday against Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. Yale meets Southern Illinois on Saturday at 5 p.m. and then the host team, Kent State, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
November 20, 2014
Townsend A Rhodes Scholar Finalist
Senior forward Matt Townsend already has amassed an impressive academic resume during his time at Yale. Townsend has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through six semesters and has earned numerous other accolades for his work in the classroom, including being elected to the Yale Phi Beta Kappa society as a junior, one of only eight juniors at Yale selected.
November 17, 2014
Montague, Downey Shine In Easy Victory In Home Opener
Yale’s success over the years has always come in large part because of its depth. Two players who will play key roles if the Bulldogs are to meet the high expectations set for them this year were certainly up to the challenge in the home opener.
November 16, 2014
Bulldogs Set For Home Opener
Yale hits the floor of the John J. Lee Amphitheater for first time on Monday. The Bulldogs face Newbury College of Brookine, Massachusetts. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.
November 14, 2014
Double Overtime Thriller Goes To Quinnipiac In Season Opener
The final stat sheet says Quinnipiac had 22 offensive rebounds Friday against Yale. There is one in particular that will nag at the Bulldogs. Ousmane Drame grabbed Kasim Chandler’s miss, scored and was fouled with 22 seconds left in the second half to tie the score at 67. Drame missed the free throw, but it was still enough to get the Bobcats to overtime. It took a second overtime, but Quinnipiac eventually escaped with an 88-85 victory before an enthusiastic crowd at the TB Bank Center in the Connecticut 6 Classic.
November 13, 2014
Season Opens At Quinnipiac In Connecticut 6 Classic
The Bulldogs kick off their 120th season of competition at Quinnipiac on Friday in the middle game of the Connecticut 6 Classic at the TD Bank Center. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m., after the Fairfield-Central Connecticut game that starts at 3 p.m. Hartford and Sacred Heart meet in the final game of the day.
November 11, 2014
Season Preview: Experienced Bulldogs Poised To Make Run At Post Season
Yale was one of only a handful of teams still playing in early April last season. The Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of the CollegeInsider Tournament, finishing their season on Apr. 3 with a hard-fought loss to Murray State. Only Siena and Fresno State, who met in the CBI title game, and the Final Four participants went longer.
November 5, 2014
Three Former Bulldogs Playing Professionally Overseas
The 2014-15 Yale season is still a little over a week away from kicking off, but three former Bulldogs are already into their professional seasons. Greg Mangano ‘12 is with Karhu Kauhajoki in Finland, Reggie Willhite ’12 is in Germany with Finke Baskets Paderborn and Sam Martin ’13 is playing for the Durham Wildcats in England.
October 22, 2014
Bulldogs Picked Second In Official Ivy League Preseason Poll
If the preseason prognosticators are to be believed, the Yale men’s basketball team is in for another successful season. The Bulldogs were picked second in the Ivy League preseason poll by a select panel of media representatives.
October 20, 2014
More Preseason Honors For Bulldogs
The start of the college basketball season is less than a month away, and the preseason projections continue to roll in. Three Yale players have been recognized recently. Justin Sears was named the preseason player of the year by NBCSports.com and also picked up first team all-conference honors from collegesportsmadness.com. Javier Duren was selected to the collegesportsmadness third team, while Armani Cotton was a fourth team selection.
October 3, 2014
Sears Named Blue Ribbon Ivy Preseason Player Of The Year
The Yale men’s basketball team doesn’t hold its first official practice until this Sunday, but the preseason prognostications are already starting to trickle in. And in one that should catch the attention of Yale fans, junior Justin Sears has been named the Ivy League’s Player of the Year by the Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook.
September 24, 2014
Bulldogs Adopt 14-Year-Old Riley Mack Through Friends of Jaclyn Foundation
There is a new member of the Yale men’s basketball family this season. The team has adopted 14-year-old Riley Mack through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
August 1, 2014
Goins Joins Yale Coaching Staff
Anthony Goins, who helped Dartmouth post its best overall record in 15 years last season, has joined the Yale men’s basketball coaching staff. Goins will serve as an assistant coach.
July 30, 2014
Summer Update: Bulldogs Busy Preparing For Upcoming Season
Before you know it, Yale’s student-athletes will be back on campus. It has been a busy and interesting summer for members of the Yale men’s basketball team. Here’s an update on how the players have been spending their summers.
July 10, 2014
Meet The Class of 2018 – Landon Russell
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, will welcome four freshmen to campus this fall. Eric Anderson, Sem Kroon, Makai Mason and Landon Russell bring strong credentials to New Haven. Over the next week, yalebulldogs.com will spotlight the newcomers. Today, meet Landon Russell from Fort Worth, Texas
July 9, 2014
Meet The Class of 2018 – Makai Mason
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, will welcome four freshmen to campus this fall. Eric Anderson, Sem Kroon, Makai Mason and Landon Russell bring strong credentials to New Haven. Over the next week, yalebulldogs.com will spotlight the newcomers. Today, meet Makai Mason from Greenfield, Mass., and The Hotchkiss School.
July 8, 2014
Meet The Class of 2018 – Sem Kroon
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, will welcome four freshmen to campus this fall. Eric Anderson, Sem Kroon, Makai Mason and Landon Russell bring strong credentials to New Haven. Over the next week, yalebulldogs.com will spotlight the newcomers. Today, meet Sem Kroon from Riverside, Conn., and the Northfield Mount Hermon School.
July 7, 2014
Meet The Class of 2018 – Eric Anderson
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, will welcome four freshmen to campus this fall. Eric Anderson, Sem Kroon, Makai Mason and Landon Russell bring strong credentials to New Haven. Over the next week, yalebulldogs.com will spotlight the newcomers. Today, meet Eric Anderson from The Haverford School in Pennsylvania.