2018-19 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Bulldogs Set For NCAA Tournament Matchup With LSU
    March 19, 2019
    Yale’s trip to Florida in December resulted in one of the highlights of what has been a memorable season, a 77-73 victory over Miami in the Hoophall Classic. The Bulldogs are returning to the Sunshine State this week with the hope of generating even greater lasting memories. Yale, a No. 14 seed, meets No. 3 LSU on Thursday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Tipoff is slated for 12:40 p.m., and the game will be televised on truTV.
  • No. 14 Bulldogs Draw No. 3 LSU In NCAA Tournament In Jacksonville
    March 17, 2019
    Yale didn’t have to wait long to learn its NCAA Tournament draw. The Bulldogs were among the first teams revealed during the selection show. Yale, the No. 14 seed in the East Region, will play No. 3 LSU on Thursday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • March Madness Bound! Bulldogs Drop Harvard In Ivy Tourney Championship Game
    March 17, 2019
    Yale is headed back to March Madness. Alex Copeland scored 25 points to lead five players in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to a 97-85 victory over Harvard in the championship game of the Ivy League Tournament. Miye Oni added 17 points, Azar Swain scored 15, Blake Reynolds had 14 and Jordan Bruner scored 10.
  • Late Game Heroics Lift Bulldogs Over Princeton In IvyMadness Semifinal
    March 16, 2019
    Yale’s experience was never more important than the final five minutes of Saturday’s IvyMadness semifinal game vs. Princeton. Led by their upperclassmen, the Bulldogs overcame a seven-point deficit, playing nearly flawlessly down the stretch in outscoring the Tigers 21-8 to earn a hard-fought 83-77 victory before a big crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • No. 2 Bulldogs To Face No. 3 Princeton In Ivy League Tournament Semifinals
    March 14, 2019
    After a very successful regular season, Yale is set to begin its quest to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who shared the Ivy League title with Harvard, are the No. 2 seed in the Ivy League Tournament, presented by TIAA, and meet No. 3 Princeton in the second semifinal on Saturday in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The tip is slated for 3 p.m. after No. 1 Harvard and No. 4 Penn play at 12:30 p.m. in the first semifinal. Both games will be televised on ESPNU with Mike Couzens and Dalen Cuff on the call.
  • Oni Named Ivy Player Of Year, Copeland Earns First Team Recognition
    March 12, 2019
    Miye Oni sits among the Ivy League leaders in just about every statistical category. So it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that he has been named the Ivy League Player of the Year. Oni is the third Bulldog to win the award, joining Paul Maley, the 1988 recipient, and Justin Sears, who won the award in both 2015 and 2016.
  • Jones Named Finalist For Skip Prosser Award
    March 12, 2019
    Yale’s success this season is starting to bring recognition to the Bulldogs. The latest is for James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, who was named a finalist for the CollegeInsider Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award.
  • IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! Bulldogs Rout Princeton 81-59
    March 09, 2019
    For the seventh time in school history and third time in the last five years, Yale is the Ivy League champion. Blake Reynolds scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to an 81-59 victory over Princeton at Jadwin Gym to clinch the crown.
  • Penn Knocks Off Yale 77-66
    March 08, 2019
    Yale ran into a team fighting for its postseason lives Friday night. Penn, which learned shortly before tipoff it had to win to keep its Ivy League Tournament hopes alive, responded with a big offensive night. The Quakers shot 49 percent from the field en route to a 77-66 victory over the Bulldogs at the Palestra.
  • Regular Season Wraps Up At Penn, Princeton
    March 06, 2019
    The Bulldogs clinched a berth in the Ivy League Tournament last weekend, but there is still much to play for as they head to Penn and Princeton to wrap up the regular season. Yale is very much in the hunt for the Ivy League championship and the No. 1 seed in the four-team tournament. Friday’s game vs. Penn at the Palestra is a 7 p.m. tip and will air on Westwood One radio. Saturday’s game is a 6 p.m. tip at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. Video from both games is available on ESPN+.
  • Comeback Falls Short Vs. Columbia
    March 02, 2019
    Yale needed its regular season home finale to last maybe five minutes longer. The Bulldogs rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit, getting as close as five in the final three minutes, before falling 83-75 to Columbia before an enthusiastic crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Where Are They Now? Butch Graves '84
    March 01, 2019
    At most Yale men’s basketball home games, former NBA player Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. ’84 B.A. can be found sitting courtside in the John J. Lee Amphitheater, cheering for his former team.
  • Bulldogs Clinch Spot In IvyMadness, Hammer Cornell 88-65
    March 01, 2019
    Yale will have one more weekend in the friendly confines of Lee Amphitheater. Miye Oni scored 25 of his team-high 30 points in a dominant first half as Yale cruised to an 88-65 victory over Cornell.
  • First-Place Bulldogs Host Cornell, Columbia On Senior Weekend
    February 28, 2019
    Yale plays its final regular season games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend when Cornell and Columbia come to town. It likely won’t be the final appearances of the year for the Bulldogs in the historic arena. Lee is the site of the 2019 Ivy League Tournament, and Yale is on the verge of clinching a spot. A win over either Cornell on Friday or Columbia on Saturday, and the Bulldogs are in. The opening tip for each game is set for 7 p.m., and ESPN+ has the video with John Ryan and Josh Hess on the call.
  • Ivy Madness Sites Announced Through 2025
    February 27, 2019
    The Ivy League will continue a pre-determined campus rotation for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments through 2025, with Harvard hosting in 2020.
  • Six-Game Winning Streak Ends In Heartbreaking Fashion
    February 23, 2019
    The capacity crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday was treated to one of the great games of the season. It didn’t end the way many of them hoped. Bryce Aiken sank a pull-up jumper as time expired to lift Harvard to an 88-86 victory over Yale.
  • Copeland Scores 1000th Career Point, Bulldogs Rout Dartmouth 77-59
    February 22, 2019
    It was a memorable Friday night for Alex Copeland. Copeland scored 23 points, including the 1000th of his career, as the Bulldogs rolled to an easy 77-59 victory over Dartmouth at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Dartmouth, Harvard Visit First-Place Yale
    February 21, 2019
    Yale fared well during its first go-round though the Ivy League. The Bulldogs sit at 7-1 as they prepare for their second meetings with Dartmouth and Harvard, who visit the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. Yale hosts Dartmouth on Friday in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPNews, while Harvard is in town on Saturday. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m.
  • Winning Streak At Five After 98-92 Win At Cornell
    February 16, 2019
    Yale got a big game from its post players and needed every basket. Paul Atkinson scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Jordan Bruner added 22 points and eight rebounds as the Bulldogs completed another weekend sweep with a 98-92 victory over Cornell before a big crowd at Newman Arena.
  • Bulldogs Excel Late, Top Columbia 70-64
    February 15, 2019
    Yale again executed very well down the stretch and the result was another important victory. Miye Oni scored 20 points and Alex Copeland added 19, including four in the final 2:41, as the Bulldogs edged Columbia 70-64 at Levien Gym.
  • First-Place Bulldogs Set For Weekend In New York
    February 14, 2019
    The Bulldogs reach the midpoint of Ivy League play when they visit Columbia and Cornell this weekend. Yale meets the Lions on Friday night in New York City and then has a Saturday night date at Cornell. Both games tip at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on ESPN+. Friday’s game also will be televised on SNY.
  • Oni Honored After Big Weekend
    February 11, 2019
    Miye Oni’s magnificent performances in Yale’s weekend sweep of Princeton and Penn has earned him quite a bit of recognition. Oni was named the Lou Henson National Mid Major Player of the Week by CollegeInsider.com and not surprisingly was selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week.
  • Yale Topples Penn 78-65 To Complete Weekend Sweep
    February 09, 2019
    Miye Oni led four players in double figures with 21 points as Yale completed a weekend sweep with a 78-65 victory over Penn at Lee Amphitheater. Alex Copeland added 15 points, Blake Reynolds scored 13 and Jordan Bruner had 12.
  • Oni Scores 35 As Bulldogs Knock Off Princeton 74-60
    February 08, 2019
    It was a second straight career night for Miye Oni. Oni scored 35 points as Yale handed Princeton its first Ivy League loss, 74-60, before a big and enthusiastic crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The performance came less than a week after he scored 31 points in a win at Dartmouth.
  • Princeton, Penn Visit On Alumni Weekend
    February 06, 2019
    The friendly confines of Lee Amphitheatre have been very kind to Yale this season. The Bulldogs are 6-0 in the historic arena, and they’ll get the chance to improve on that when Princeton and Penn visit this weekend. Yale hosts first-place Princeton on Friday and defending Ivy League champion Penn on Saturday. Tipoff both nights is slated for 7 p.m. ESPN+ has video of each game with John Ryan (play-by-play) and Josh Hess (analyst) on the call.
  • Oni Scores 31, Bulldogs Rout Dartmouth
    February 02, 2019
    Yale’s offense is back on track. Miye Oni scored a career-high 31 points, and Blake Reynolds and Jordan Bruner added 17 points apiece as the Bulldogs shot nearly 54 percent from the field in cruising to an 89-68 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena.
  • Eight-Game Winning Streak Ends At Harvard
    February 01, 2019
    A rare off night from the field doomed Yale in a 65-49 loss at Harvard before a full house at Lavietes Pavilion. The Bulldogs shot just 30.5 percent from the field, well below their Ivy League leading average, and saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end.
  • Trip To Harvard, Dartmouth On Tap
    January 31, 2019
    The first full weekend of Ivy League play has the Bulldogs on the road, traveling to Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Tip on both nights is slated for 7 p.m. Friday’s game at Harvard will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Doug Sherman (play-by-play) and Julianne Viani (analyst) on the call. Saturday’s game at Dartmouth can be seen on ESPN+.
  • Jones Earns 300th Career Victory, Bulldogs Complete Sweep Of Brown
    January 25, 2019
    Alex Copeland scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as Yale earned a hard-fought 79-71 victory over Brown before a big crowd on Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Bulldogs Host Brown On Youth Day
    January 24, 2019
    The start of Ivy League play did not cool off the red-hot Bulldogs. Yale earned its seventh straight win, knocking off Brown 70-67 last Friday in Providence in the Ivy opener. The same two teams meet again Friday, this time in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Youth Day. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and ESPN+ has the video. John Ryan ’14 and Josh Hess are on the call.
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