2018-19 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Ivy League Play Kicks Off At Brown
    January 18, 2019
    Two red hot teams meet on Saturday to kickoff Ivy League play. Yale, which has won six straight games and nine of its last 10, meets Brown, which also is riding a six-game winning streak. Tipoff at the Pizzitola Center in Providence is slated for 3:30 p.m. The game is being televised by NESN and video is available on ESPN+.
  • Oni Named To Lou Henson Award Watch List
    January 11, 2019
    Miye Oni’s outstanding junior season is earning him some national attention. In the last week, he has been the subject of feature stories in Forbes and the Los Angeles Daily News. His most recent honor is being named to the Mid-Season Watch List for the Lou Henson Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the nation’s top mid-major player.
  • Jones Receives Polly Sweeten Award
    January 09, 2019
    James Jones has led Yale to considerable success on the court as the Joel E. Smilow Head Coach of the Bulldogs. He also has been very generous with his time in the New Haven community. On Monday he was presented with the Polly Sweeten Excellence in Sports Award at the 11th Annual Farnam Community Sports Celebrity Breakfast held at Seasons.
  • College Sports Madness Names Bruner Ivy Player Of Week
    January 08, 2019
    Jordan Bruner, who averaged 14.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a pair of Yale victories, was selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
  • Oni Scores 1,000th Career Point; Bulldogs Roll
    January 08, 2019
    Miye Oni got the preliminaries over quickly. Oni’s second basket of the game, a dunk with 17:32 left in the first half, put him over the 1,000-career point mark. From there, the Bulldogs went about taking care of the more important task – finishing non-conference play on a positive note.
  • Non-Conference Play Wraps Up Tuesday At Home
    January 07, 2019
    Yale wraps up non-conference play by hosting Skidmore on Tuesday. Tip off at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 7 p.m. ESPN+ has the video with John Ryan and Josh Hess on the call.
  • Yale Extends Winning Streak To Five With Overtime Victory At CSUN
    January 05, 2019
    Five Bulldogs scored in double figures to lead Yale to a thrilling 94-90 overtime victory over Cal State Northridge before a crowd of 1,138 at the Matadome that included a number of Yale fans. Jordan Bruner scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Blake Reynolds added 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Miye Oni (16 points), Alex Copeland (14) and Paul Atkinson (12) also finished in double figures.
  • Bulldogs Out West To Face Cal State Northridge
    January 04, 2019
    Yale’s final trip before the start of Ivy League play is a long one. And why wouldn’t it be. The Bulldogs have already racked up quite a few frequent flyer miles, with games in China, Miami, Duke and Memphis under their belts. Yale is in Southern California to face Cal State Northridge on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. West Coast Time) at the Matadome. BigWest.TV has the video.
  • Five In Double Figures As Bulldogs Rout Kennesaw State
    January 02, 2019
    Yale is looking more and more ready for the start of Ivy League play with each passing game. The latest example was a dominant 92-65 win over Kennesaw State at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Alex Copeland and Paul Atkinson led five Bulldogs in double figures with 16 points apiece. Miye Oni added 15 points, four rebounds and six assists and Azar Swain had 13 points off the bench.
  • Visit From Kennesaw State Kicks Off New Year
    December 31, 2018
    Yale welcomes in the new year with a visit from Kennesaw State on Wednesday at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Owls, who compete in the Atlantic Sun conference, will be making their first trip to New Haven. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m., and ESPN+ has the video with John Ryan and Frank Maturo on the call.
  • Atkinson Scores Career-High 23 Points; Yale’s Winning Streak At Three
    December 22, 2018
    Yale will take a bunch of positive momentum into the holiday break. Paul Atkinson scored a career-high 23 points as the Bulldogs won their third straight game, knocking off Iona 99-84 in a Saturday matinee at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Bulldogs Stay Hot, Topple Monmouth 66-58
    December 20, 2018
    An eight-day break for final exams did nothing to cool off the Bulldogs. Azar Swain scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, including hitting three clutch three-pointers, as Yale knocked off Monmouth 66-58 at the OceanFirst Bank Center.
  • Bulldogs Visit Monmouth, Host Iona
    December 18, 2018
    After an eight-day break for exams, the Bulldogs wrap up the 2018 portion of the schedule this week with a pair of games against MAAC opponents. Yale travels to Monmouth on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tip and then is back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater to host a Saturday matinee with Iona at 2 p.m. Video of both games is available on ESPN+.
  • Bulldogs Take Down Albany 71-63
    December 11, 2018
    Yale’s depth was once again on display in Tuesday’s 71-63 victory over Albany at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Playing without leading scorer Miye Oni, who was under the weather, the Bulldogs got contributions from a number of sources to earn a victory in their final game before taking a break for final exams.
  • Albany Visits Lee Amphitheater Tuesday
    December 10, 2018
    The Bulldogs close out the pre-exam portion of the schedule when they host Albany on Tuesday night. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 7 p.m. ESPN+ has the video with Evan Ellis and Frank Maturo ‘80 on the call.
  • No. 3 Duke Tops Yale
    December 08, 2018
    There is little doubt that Duke features one of the top first-year classes in all of college basketball. The talent was on full display against Yale on Saturday. Rookies RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish combined for 60 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists as the Blue Devils, ranked third in the nation, topped the Bulldogs 91-58 before a full house of 9,314 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Big Challenge At No. 3 Duke Awaits Bulldogs
    December 06, 2018
    For the second straight Saturday, Yale will get a crack at an ACC opponent. The first went quite well. The Bulldogs knocked off Miami 77-73 in the Hoophall Invitational, earning themselves some national attention. They’ll get an opportunity to make an even bigger statement this Saturday when they travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face No. 3 Duke. Tip is slated for 5:30 p.m. and the game will air nationally on ESPN with Doug Sherman and Jordan Cornette on the call.
  • Six Score In Double Figures, Bulldogs Hold Off Lehigh In Home Opener
    December 05, 2018
    The wait for the home opener proved well worth it for the Bulldogs. Trey Phills and Miye Oni each scored 20 points to lead six in double figures as Yale knocked off Lehigh 97-87 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Ivy Madness Presale Tickets Set for December 11 at 10 a.m.
    December 04, 2018
    Tickets to the 2019 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be available to select groups beginning Tuesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. Full information is available at IvyMadness.com.
  • Home Opener Is Here; Bulldogs Host Lehigh
    December 04, 2018
    After traveling more than 20,000 miles, during which they won three of five games, including two against power conference opponents, the Bulldogs’ home opener has finally arrived. Yale hosts Lehigh on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. ESPN+ has the video with Evan Ellis and Josh Hess on the call.
  • Oni Named Ivy League Player Of Week
    December 03, 2018
    Miye Oni, who scored a career-high 29 points in Yale’s 77-73 victory over Miami on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Oni was 10-of-15 from the field and added six rebounds in 38 stellar minutes as the Bulldogs knocked off the Hurricanes of the ACC.
  • Second Half Rally Helps Yale Stun Miami
    December 01, 2018
    Miye Oni scored 29 points and Paul Atkinson added 17 as the Bulldogs rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to stun Miami 77-73 at American Airlines Arena.
  • Phills Named Senior Class Award Candidate
    November 30, 2018
    Trey Phills, who has excelled at Yale both on and off the court, has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award® in men’s collegiate basketball.
  • Road Stretch Concludes In Miami
    November 29, 2018
    Yale is headed to South Florida for the Hoophall Miami Invitational. The Bulldogs face the University of Miami on Saturday in the fourth game of day at American Airlines Arena, the home of the Miami Heat. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ESPN3 has the video with Dave LaMont and Dalen Cuff on the call.
  • Yale Rolls Over Bryant 103-61
    November 28, 2018
    Yale excelled in the three phases of the game that matter most to James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs – defense, rebounding and sharing the ball. It didn’t hurt that Yale shot lights out either. The result was a 103-61 dismantling of Bryant at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Bulldogs Set For Short Trip To Bryant
    November 27, 2018
    After a rare weekend off, the Bulldogs are back at it on Wednesday when they make a short trip up I-95 to Smithfield, R.I., where they will face the Bryant Bulldogs. Tip off at the Chace Athletic Center is slated for 7 p.m. NEC Front Row has the video with Jon Wallach and Chris Burns on the call.
  • Vermont Edges Yale 79-70
    November 21, 2018
    Yale ran into a talented offensive team on top of its game Wednesday night. One player in particular stood out. Anthony Lamb scored 34 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four blocks to lift Vermont to a 79-70 victory over the Bulldogs before a loud near capacity crowd at Patrick Gym.
  • New England Rivals Meet Wednesday In Burlington
    November 20, 2018
    Two of New England’s most successful programs in recent years will meet on Wednesday. Yale, which has won 98 games and two Ivy League titles over the last five years, plays at Vermont, which has made 10 straight postseason appearances. Tip off at Patrick Gym is slated for 7 p.m. ESPN+ has the video.
  • Bulldogs Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker At Memphis
    November 17, 2018
    Yale nearly pulled off a second straight signature win to open the season. In fact, the Bulldogs probably deserved a better fate against Memphis. Instead, the Tigers escaped with a 109-102 double overtime victory before a very nervous crowd of 14,656 at FedEx Forum, spoiling a very strong effort from the Bulldogs.
  • Bulldogs Back On Road At Memphis
    November 15, 2018
    Yale won’t have to travel nearly as far for its second game of the season. After opening with an impressive 76-59 win over California in the Pac-12 China Game in Shanghai last weekend, the Bulldogs will have a much shorter flight to Tennessee to meet Memphis on Saturday. Tipoff at FedEx Forum is slated for 8 p.m. EST and video is available on ESPN3.
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