2017-18 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Four Bulldogs Named To NABC Honors Court
    July 17, 2018
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Four Bulldogs were selected – Eric Anderson, Alex Copeland, Trey Phills and Thomas Ryan.
  • Bulldogs Earn NABC Team Academic Excellence Award For Fifth Straight Year
    July 11, 2018
    Yale’s success on the court continues to be matched by its success in the classroom. For the fifth straight season, the Bulldogs have earned a Team Academic Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
  • Sherrod ’16 To Continue Professional Career Italy
    June 18, 2018
    Brandon Sherrod ’16, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition for the Bulldogs in 2016, will continue his professional career in Italy. He recently signed a one-year contract to return to Roseto in Italy’s Serie A2 League for the 2018-2019 season. Slan Sports Management made the announcement.
  • Bulldogs To Face Hurricanes In Hoophall Miami Invitational
    June 04, 2018
    Yale will be a part of a big day of college basketball in South Florida in December. The Bulldogs meet the University of Miami in the fourth annual Hoophall Miami Invitational presented by Citi on Dec. 1 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, the home of the Miami Heat.
  • Ivy Madness Headed to Yale, Lee Amphitheater for 2019 Basketball Tournaments
    May 24, 2018
    The Ivy League has announced that the 2019 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be held on the campus of Yale University at the John J. Lee Amphitheater at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
  • Mangano ’12 Wins Finland League Championship
    May 21, 2018
    Greg Mangano ’12 capped another strong season overseas by helping Karhu Kauhajoki win Finland’s Korisliiga League title. In the championship game over the weekend, Mangano scored 22 points, including hitting the winning three-pointer late in overtime, as Karhu edged Salon Vilpas 99-96. He also added eight rebounds and an assist.
  • Bulldogs Celebrate Season At Banquet
    April 12, 2018
    The 2017-18 men’s basketball team gathered one final time at Mory’s on Wednesday night to celebrate the season, honor the three seniors and hand out the team awards.
  • Reynolds Elected 2018-19 Captain
    April 12, 2018
    Blake Reynolds has been a significant contributor for the Yale men’s basketball team in each of his first three seasons. Now as he prepares for his final year, he will add an extra role. Reynolds was elected captain of the 2018-19 Bulldogs following a team vote at the annual post season banquet on Wednesday night.
  • Jones & Staff Guide East Squad At Reese’s College All Star Game
    March 30, 2018
    James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, and his staff had a special honor at the Final Four Friday Festivities. Jones, Associate Head Coach Matt Kingsley, Assistant Coach Justin Simon and Director of Operations Chris Vincent guided the East squad in the Reese’s College All Star Game at the Alamodome.
  • Jones To Coach East Squad In Reese’s College All-Star Game
    March 27, 2018
    Yale will be well represented at this year’s Final Four festivities in San Antonio. James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, will coach the East team in the Reese’s College All-Star game, which is played on Reese’s Final Four Friday, at the Alamodome. The game is set for 3:35 p.m. CDT and will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.
  • Oni Named NABC Second Team All-District
    March 13, 2018
    Miye Oni, who led the Bulldogs in scoring (15.1 ppg.), rebounding (6.0 rpg.) and assists (3.6 apg.), has been named to the NABC District 13 second team.
  • Season Ends At Ivy League Tournament
    March 10, 2018
    Another highly successful season ended in frustrating fashion for the Bulldogs at the Ivy League Tournament. Yale, seeded third, had an uncharacteristic off night from the field and dropped an 80-57 decision to No. 2 Penn at the Palestra.
  • Final Preparations Complete; Bulldogs Ready To Face Penn In Ivy Tournament
    March 09, 2018
    It was a busy first day of Ivy Madness for the Bulldogs. Yale fulfilled some media obligations, including meeting with the ESPN2 crew of Mike Couzens and Dalen Cuff who will call Saturday’s semifinal game with Penn, held an open shootaround on the Palestra floor and then had a private practice in a gym adjacent to the Palestra.
  • Bulldogs Set To Face Penn In Ivy League Tournament Semifinal
    March 08, 2018
    Yale is playing its best basketball of the season at just the right time. The Bulldogs have won four straight and seven of their last eight games as they head to Philadelphia for the Ivy League Tournament. Yale, seeded third, meets No. 2 Penn on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the second semifinal. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with Mike Couzens and Dalen Cuff on the call, while Westwood One has the radio broadcast with Scott Graham and Kelly Tripucka.
  • Oni Named First Team All-Ivy; Phills Earns Second Team Honors
    March 06, 2018
    Miye Oni and Trey Phills, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a berth in this weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, have each earned All-Ivy recognition. Oni, one of only a handful of players in the nation who leads his team in scoring, rebounding and assists, was named to the first team, while Phills, who averaged 13.1 ppg. and 6.1 rpg. in league games, earned second team recognition.
  • Atkinson Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
    March 05, 2018
    Paul Atkinson, who shot 87 percent from the field and averaged 17 points in Yale’s weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
  • Bulldogs Keep Rolling, End Regular Season With Overtime Victory Over Princeton
    March 03, 2018
    Another night at Lee Amphitheater, more high stakes drama. After beating Penn on Paul Atkinson’s buzzer-beating layup on Friday, the Bulldogs needed overtime to knock off Princeton 94-90 and complete a sweep on the regular season’s final weekend.
  • Atkinson Beats Buzzer, Yale Beats Penn 80-79
    March 02, 2018
    If Friday’s Yale-Penn game is a preview of what’s in store at next weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, wow, it will be quite a two days at the Palestra. Paul Atkinson’s layup with three-tenths-of-a-second left lifted the Bulldogs to a wild, 80-79 victory over the first-place Quakers before a highly entertained crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Penn, Princeton Visit On Alumni, Senior Weekend
    February 28, 2018
    At the midpoint of the Ivy League season, the Bulldogs sat in a five-way tie for third place. It sure looked like Yale’s quest to earn one of four spots in the league’s postseason tournament would go down to the final weekend. Instead, the Bulldogs ran off five wins in six games and punched their ticket to the tournament last weekend by sweeping Cornell and Columbia on the road. Still, there remains much to play for when first-place Penn and Princeton visit Lee Amphitheater this weekend. Both games are 7 p.m. starts and can be viewed on the Ivy League Network. Friday’s game with Penn also airs on Eleven Sports (tape delay), while Saturday’s contest with the Tigers can be seen on WatchESPN/ESPN3. John Ryan (play-by-play) and Josh Hess (analyst) will be on the call.
  • Oni Earns Another Player Of Week Honor
    February 26, 2018
    With a berth in the Ivy League Tournament on the line, Miye Oni turned in one of the most impressive halves any player has had this Ivy League season. He scored 24 of his game-high 26 points over the final 20 minutes as the Bulldogs held off a Columbia comeback en route to an 83-73 victory. Not surprisingly, Oni has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Bulldogs Punch Ticket To Ivy League Tournament, Knock Off Columbia 83-73
    February 24, 2018
    Yale’s road to Ivy Madness is complete. Miye Oni scored 24 of his team-high 26 points in the second half as the Bulldogs rolled to an 83-73 victory over Columbia at Levien Gym.
  • Second Half Rally, Late Heroics Lift Yale Over Cornell
    February 23, 2018
    Noah Yates’ biggest moment as a Bulldog couldn’t have come at a better time. Yates scored a career-high 17 points, including a huge 3-pointer with 20 seconds left that erased a one-point deficit, as Yale rallied for a big 82-80 victory over Cornell at Newman Arena.
  • Final Regular Season Road Trip Takes Bulldogs To Empire State
    February 21, 2018
    The Bulldogs have spent a good deal of time away from home this season, traveling to all corners of the country during non-conference play. Perhaps it’s only fitting then that the final road trip of the regular season is the longest of the Ivy season. Yale heads to Ithaca, New York, to meet Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m. and then has a Saturday night 8:30 p.m. date in New York City at Columbia. Both games air on the Ivy League Network. Friday’s game also can be viewed on ESPN3/WatchESPN, while Saturday’s game will be televised on SNY.
  • Harvard Spoils Mason’s Return
    February 17, 2018
    One dry spell went a long way in spoiling Makai Mason’s return to the Yale lineup. Chris Lewis scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Harvard held off the Bulldogs 64-49 in a late-night affair at a packed Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Winning Streak Reaches Three With Rout At Dartmouth
    February 16, 2018
    Yale’s offense picked up right where it left off in last weekend’s sweep of Columbia and Cornell. The Bulldogs shot 47 percent from the field, better when it mattered, and had 21 assists in a surprisingly easy 77-65 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.
  • Ivy Second Half Starts At Dartmouth, Harvard
    February 14, 2018
    The Bulldogs begin the stretch run of Ivy League play with a trip across New England. Yale is at Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. before a late Saturday date with Harvard. Friday’s game can be viewed on WatchESPN and the Ivy League Network, while Saturday’s 9:30 p.m. contest will be televised across the nation on ESPNU. Will Flemming will handle the play-by-play while Columbia grad Dalen Cuff provides analysis.
  • Oni Named Ivy League Player Of Week
    February 12, 2018
    Miye Oni’s full game was on display in Yale’s weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell. He averaged 18 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in the two games and has been rewarded by being selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week.
  • Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep With Victory Over Cornell
    February 10, 2018
    A night after scoring 88 points, Yale relied more on its defense to earn an important victory. The Bulldogs limited high-powered Cornell to 43 percent shooting from the field in a much-needed 74-65 victory over the Big Red before a nice Youth Day crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Offense Shines In Key Ivy Victory Over Columbia
    February 09, 2018
    Yale put on an offensive clinic Friday against Columbia. And it was a good thing because the Bulldogs needed just about every one of the 88 points they scored. Miye Oni led five players in double figures as Yale earned a very important 88-84 victory over the Lions before a highly entertained crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
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