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Yale's Shining Moments
Yale's Shining Moments

Recognized In One Shining Moment At End Of Championship Game

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2015-16 college basketball season came to end on Monday night with Villanova's thrilling, last-second victory over North Carolina. The final night brought some recognition Yale's way as well as the Bulldogs' upset of Baylor in the first round was one of the many highlights in One Shining Moment, the recap of the tournament traditionally played at the end of the television coverage of the championship game.

On Tuesday, Yale's very successful season received more acknowledgement on the national stage when the Bulldogs earned a vote in the Final USA Today Coaches Poll.

On Wednesday, the final NCAA statistics were officially released, and again the Bulldogs were well represented. Yale finished second in the nation in rebounding margin at +10.9, just behind Michigan State at +11.4. In addition, the Bulldogs were 16th in offensive rebounds per game (13.57), 17th in scoring defense (63.8), 18th in scoring margin (11.1) and 23rd in won-loss percentage.

It was truly a memorable season for the Bulldogs, who finished with 23 wins, the most since the 1906-07 team went 30-7-1, won the first NCAA Tournament game in school history and earned a second straight Ivy League title.

All that success earned Yale players and coaches a number of accolades. Here is a list of the honors:

ASSOCIATED PRESS
All-America Teams
Honorable Mention
Justin Sears, Yale

ADVOCATES FOR ATHLETIC EQUITY
Division I Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM
Hugh Durham Award Winner
James Jones, Yale

Ben Jobe Award
Finalist
James Jones, Yale

Jim Phelan Award
Finalist
James Jones, Yale

Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award
Finalist
James Jones, Yale

COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS
Mid-Major National Awards
Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

First Team All-Mid-Major
Justin Sears, Yale

ECAC
Division I All-Stars
Second Team All-ECAC
Justin Sears, Yale

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES (NABC)
District 13
First Team All-District
Justin Sears, Yale

Second Team All-District
Makai Mason, Yale
Brandon Sherrod, Yale

Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL
Participant
Justin Sears, Yale

REESE'S COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME
Participant
Justin Sears, Yale

SENIOR CLASS AWARD
First Team All-America
Justin Sears, Yale

UNITED STATES BASKETBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION (USBWA)
District I
Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

IVY LEAGUE
Player of the Year
Justin Sears, Yale

Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

First Team All-Ivy
Justin Sears, Yale
Brandon Sherrod, Yale
Makai Mason, Yale

Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Nick Victor, Yale 

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

Recognized In One Shining Moment At End Of Championship Game

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2015-16 college basketball season came to end on Monday night with Villanova's thrilling, last-second victory over North Carolina. The final night brought some recognition Yale's way as well as the Bulldogs' upset of Baylor in the first round was one of the many highlights in One Shining Moment, the recap of the tournament traditionally played at the end of the television coverage of the championship game.

On Tuesday, Yale's very successful season received more acknowledgement on the national stage when the Bulldogs earned a vote in the Final USA Today Coaches Poll.

On Wednesday, the final NCAA statistics were officially released, and again the Bulldogs were well represented. Yale finished second in the nation in rebounding margin at +10.9, just behind Michigan State at +11.4. In addition, the Bulldogs were 16th in offensive rebounds per game (13.57), 17th in scoring defense (63.8), 18th in scoring margin (11.1) and 23rd in won-loss percentage.

It was truly a memorable season for the Bulldogs, who finished with 23 wins, the most since the 1906-07 team went 30-7-1, won the first NCAA Tournament game in school history and earned a second straight Ivy League title.

All that success earned Yale players and coaches a number of accolades. Here is a list of the honors:

ASSOCIATED PRESS
All-America Teams
Honorable Mention
Justin Sears, Yale

ADVOCATES FOR ATHLETIC EQUITY
Division I Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

 

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM
Hugh Durham Award Winner
James Jones, Yale

Ben Jobe Award

Finalist
James Jones, Yale

Jim Phelan Award
Finalist
James Jones, Yale

Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award
Finalist
James Jones, Yale

COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS
Mid-Major National Awards
Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

First Team All-Mid-Major
Justin Sears, Yale

ECAC
Division I All-Stars
Second Team All-ECAC
Justin Sears, Yale

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES (NABC)
District 13
First Team All-District
Justin Sears, Yale

Second Team All-District
Makai Mason, Yale
Brandon Sherrod, Yale

Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL
Participant
Justin Sears, Yale

REESE'S COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME
Participant
Justin Sears, Yale

SENIOR CLASS AWARD
First Team All-America
Justin Sears, Yale

UNITED STATES BASKETBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION (USBWA)
District I
Coach of the Year
James Jones, Yale

 

IVY LEAGUE

Player of the Year

Justin Sears, Yale

 

Coach of the Year

James Jones, Yale

 

First Team All-Ivy

Justin Sears, Yale

Brandon Sherrod, Yale

Makai Mason, Yale

 

Honorable Mention All-Ivy

Nick Victor, Yale