2014-15 Yale Men's Basketball News

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.

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