Four Bulldogs have been honored for their work in the classroom. Anthony Dallier, Eric Anderson, Landon Russell and Sam Downey have been named to the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, which recognizes those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Yale’s success on the court is matched by its success in the classroom. The Bulldogs, who reached the championship game of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament last March, have received a 2016-17 Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). It is the fourth straight year Yale has been recognized.
During their time in New Haven, the seven former Bulldogs currently playing professional basketball won numerous individual accolades and helped Yale earn national recognition for its success on the court. Now, Greg Mangano ’12, Javier Duren ’15, Armani Cotton ’15, Justin Sears ’16, Brandon Sherrod ’16, Nick Victor ’16 and Khaliq Ghani ‘16 are thriving on the international stage.
The latest addition to James Jones’ coaching staff is no stranger to New Haven. Tobe Carberry, who starred at Hillhouse High School before a very successful collegiate and professional career, has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Yale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.