2016-17 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Mason Honored To Be Elected 2017-18 Captain
    April 28, 2017
    It wasn’t easy for junior Makai Mason to watch from the bench this season. Mason, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition and scored 31 points in Yale’s NCAA Tournament victory over Baylor as a sophomore, suffered a season-ending injury in a closed scrimmage with Boston University one week before the opener at Washington. What he saw, though, from his teammates made it much more bearable.
  • Bulldogs Celebrate Season At Banquet
    April 27, 2017
    The Bulldogs gathered one final time as a team on Wednesday night in the historic Kiphuth Trophy room inside Payne Whitney Gym to celebrate another highly successful season. Yale reached the championship game of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament and won 18 games, including over Harvard in the semifinals of the Ivy tournament and a season-opening upset of Washington of the Pac-12. All that was accomplished despite the graduation of four seniors from the previous year and the loss to injury of leading scorer Makai Mason.
  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    April 13, 2017
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2016-17 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports today. Ten Bulldogs were recognized. They were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
  • Princeton Holds Off Yale In First Ivy League Tournament Championship Game
    March 12, 2017
    Yale’s quest to return to the NCAA Tournament came up just short. Myles Stephens scored 23 points to lead Princeton to a hard-fought 71-59 victory over the Bulldogs in the Ivy League Tournament championship game at the Palestra.
  • Bulldogs Enjoy Opening Day Of Ivy Madness
    March 11, 2017
    Ivy Madness is under way and the Bulldogs spent their first day in Philadelphia putting the finishing touches on their preparation for Saturday’s semifinal game against Harvard at 4 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Take Down Harvard 73-71; Advance To Ivy Tournament Championship Game
    March 11, 2017
    Yale is one win away from returning to the NCAA Tournament. Miye Oni scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the third-seeded Bulldogs knocked off No. 2 Harvard 73-71 in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament at the Palestra.
  • Bulldogs Face Harvard In Inaugural Ivy League Tournament
    March 08, 2017
    Yale will be a part of history this weekend in Philadelphia when the inaugural Ivy League Tournament takes place at the famed Palestra. The Bulldogs are the third seed and face second-seeded Harvard on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the second semifinal. The winner advances to Sunday’s noon championship game with the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. Top-seeded Princeton faces No. 4 Penn in the other semifinal on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ESPNU has the television coverage of the semifinals, while the title game airs on ESPN2. Westwood One radio airs all three games.
  • Oni, Downey Earn All-Ivy Recognition
    March 08, 2017
    Freshman Miye Oni, who leads Yale in scoring, and Sam Downey, the team’s top rebounder, both have earned All-Ivy recognition. Oni was named to the second team, while Downey earned honorable mention recognition.
  • Former Coaches Vancisin, O’Neal Selected As Legends Of Ivy League Basketball
    March 06, 2017
    The Ivy League has announced the 16-member inaugural class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball, who have each contributed significantly to—and left a lasting impact on—their respective basketball programs and universities. Yale’s selections are former head coaches Joe Vancisin, who guided the men’s team for 19 seasons, and Louise O’Neal, who led the women to the first Ivy League championship in school history.
  • Bulldogs End Regular Season On High Note, Edge Columbia 75-71
    March 04, 2017
    Yale will head to the Palestra for the Ivy League Tournament on a high note. Blake Reynolds scored 16 points and Alex Copeland added 13 as the Bulldogs won their third straight game, knocking off Columbia 75-71 in the regular season finale before a spirited crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Bulldogs Clinch Ivy Tournament Berth, Rout Cornell 90-63
    March 03, 2017
    Yale’s path to the Palestra is complete. Anthony Dallier scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to an emphatic 90-63 victory over Cornell at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Senior Weekend Brings Cornell, Columbia To Town
    March 01, 2017
    The final weekend of the regular season has the Bulldogs needing one win to clinch one of four spots in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament next week in Philadelphia. The first opportunity comes on Friday night when Cornell visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater in Payne Whitney Gym. Yale then hosts Columbia on Saturday on Senior Night. Both games are 7 p.m. tips. The Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app have the video on Friday, while Saturday’s game airs exclusively on ILDN.
  • Offensive Outburst Leads Bulldogs Over Dartmouth
    February 25, 2017
    In need of a win, Yale responded with one its best offensive performances of the season. The Bulldogs shot nearly 60 percent from the field and made 11 three-pointers in a 99-86 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena.
  • Strong Second Half Lifts Harvard Over Yale
    February 24, 2017
    Alex Copeland had another big game against Harvard, but it wasn’t quite enough to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Bryce Aiken scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as the Crimson rallied for a 77-64 victory over Yale before a sellout crowd of 2,155 at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • New England Road Trip Up Next
    February 23, 2017
    The Bulldogs enter the home stretch of the regular season in good position to earn a spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. There is still work to do, however, and it starts with a trip through New England this weekend. Yale plays at Harvard on Friday and then has a Saturday night date with Dartmouth. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
  • Red-Hot Penn Knocks Off Yale
    February 19, 2017
    Penn used a formula that has been quite successful for Yale this season to knock off the Bulldogs in a rare Sunday matinee. The Quakers had a big second half, featured a balanced scoring attack and shared the ball well in a 71-55 win that spoiled Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Youth Day Set For Sunday
    February 18, 2017
    After a rare Saturday off, the Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday, hosting Penn at 1 p.m. It's Youth Day at Lee Amphitheater so there will be a post-game autograph session with the players, face painting and a raffle.
  • Hot Shooting Lifts Princeton Over Yale
    February 17, 2017
    Princeton came into Lee Amphitheater on Friday night and did something that very few opponents have done to Yale in recent years. The Tigers shot lights out. Princeton was 26-of-44 (59.1 percent) from the field and 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from three-point range, and the result was a 71-52 victory.
  • Princeton, Penn Visit On Alumni Weekend
    February 16, 2017
    Yale won’t have to wait long for the opportunity to start a new home winning streak. The Bulldogs are back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater in Payne Whitney Gym this weekend, hosting Princeton on Friday at 8 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader with the Yale women and Penn in a rare Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. Both games can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network. ESPN3 also has the video on Friday, while Sunday’s game will be syndicated by the American Sports Network. It will be available in the New Haven area on NESN+ and SNY. Click here for a complete list of the networks that will air the game. In addition, Friday’s game is the Westwood One Radio national game of the week with Scott Graham and Clark Kellogg on the call. The broadcast airs on Sirius XM channel 81 in addition to a number of radio stations across the nation.
  • Back And Forth Ivy Battle Goes To Harvard
    February 11, 2017
    The Bulldogs’ first home loss in nearly two years didn’t come without a serious fight. Yale and Harvard went back-and-forth for much of the night before the Crimson used a late run to escape with a 75-67 win before a packed house of 2,532 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Back At Home, Bulldogs Roll Over Dartmouth 73-64
    February 10, 2017
    Yale’s balanced attack was on full display Friday against Dartmouth. Seven players scored at least eight points as the Bulldogs cruised to a 73-64 victory over the Big Green at the John. J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Downey Named Academic All-District
    February 09, 2017
    Sam Downey is making the most of his final year at Yale. Downey has played a big role in another strong season for the Bulldogs, who have won 11 of their last 13 games and sit at 5-1 in Ivy League play. He also has shined in the classroom, and as a result, has been named to the CoSIDA Academic District 1 first team.
  • Bulldogs Back Home To Host Dartmouth, Harvard
    February 08, 2017
    Yale hasn’t seen much of the John J. Lee Amphitheater so far this Ivy season. That begins to change this weekend when the Bulldogs host the first of two straight home weekends. Dartmouth visits on Friday and Harvard comes to town on Saturday. Tipoff on both nights is slated for 7 p.m., and the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3 have the video.
  • Another Ivy Honor For Oni
    February 06, 2017
    Yale had a pair of big second halves in sweeping Columbia and Cornell over the weekend. Miye Oni played a key role in each and has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season.
  • Gritty Bulldogs Hold Off Cornell 78-71
    February 05, 2017
    First the lights went out at Newman Arena. Then Miye Oni and Jordan Bruner got hot and it was lights out for Cornell. Oni scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Bruner added 15 points and eight rebounds as Yale completed a weekend sweep with a 78-71 victory over the Big Red.
  • Power Outage Stops Yale-Cornell Game; Will Resume Sunday At Noon
    February 04, 2017
    First a power outage caused the start of Saturday's Yale's-Cornell to be delayed 1 hour, 50 minutes. Then just 1:33 into the game, the power went out again. As a result, the game will now be resumed on Sunday at noon with Yale leading 2-0 and 18:27 left in the first half.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Yale Over Columbia
    February 03, 2017
    Yale found itself in very unfamiliar territory at halftime of Friday’s game at Columbia. The Bulldogs were being badly outrebounded. It turned in a big way in the second half and the results were quite impressive. Yale scored 49 points, held the Lions to 39 percent from the field and controlled the boards in rolling to an 87-78 victory, silencing a near sellout crowd of 2,187 at Levien Gym.
  • New York Road Trip On Tap
    February 02, 2017
    It’s been an exciting start to Ivy play for the Bulldogs, who have won three of their first four league games, including a dramatic rally last Friday in an 85-75 victory over Brown. Next up is the annual swing through New York state. It starts on Friday at Columbia at 7 p.m. and concludes on Saturday at Cornell at 6 p.m. The Ivy League Digital Network has the video of both games.
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Tickets on Sale Thursday, Feb. 2
    February 01, 2017
    Secure your seat in history tomorrow Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Buy your tickets for the Inaugural Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, March 11-12 at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The top four men’s and women’s teams will play for the Ivy League’s automatic bids to the NCAA tournaments where the League has won six games over the last seven years. Starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 tournament books can be purchased at IvyMadness.com/tickets or by calling The Palestra box office at 215-898-615. The tournament book includes tickets to all six games across the two-day event. Prices range from $60-$120.
  • Bulldogs Partner with American Cancer Society to Turn 3-Point Shots into Life-Saving Work Against Cancer
    January 31, 2017
    Making 3-point shots this basketball season takes on even more meaning this year for Coach James Jones and the Yale men’s basketball team. The Bulldogs will square off against teams across the nation to fight cancer as part of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.
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