Mangano Signs With Professional Team In TurkeyGreg Mangano ’12 has found a home to begin his professional basketball career. Mangano, a two-time first team All-Ivy selection at Yale, signed with Antalya of the Beko Turkish League.
Four Bulldogs Named To NABC Honors CourtFour Yale players – Reggie Willhite, Sam Martin, Austin Morgan and Brian Katz – were honored for their work in the classroom this past season. All four were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Mangano, Willhite Await Professional OpportunitiesThe last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Greg Mangano ‘12. He has crisscrossed the country, trying to impress NBA general managers, coaches and scouts. The last stop was Tuesday in Memphis for a work out with the Grizzlies. Now the waiting begins. The NBA Draft is Thursday night and Mangano is considered a possible second round selection.
The Ivy League, NBC Sports Group Renew National Television AgreementThe Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announced a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement today that includes an increase in football games, and the first-ever rights for the NBC Sports Network to televise men's basketball and men's lacrosse games.
Martin Elected 2012-13 CaptainSam Martin, one of Yale’s top three-point shooters, has been elected captain of the 2012-13 Yale men’s basketball team. The announcement came at Wednesday night’s post-season banquet following a team vote.
Mangano Finishes Up At Portsmouth InvitationalGreg Mangano ended his stay at the Portsmouth Invitational by scoring nine points and grabbing three rebounds in Cherry Bekart & Holland’s 78-75 loss to Portsmouth Partnership in the third-place game at the Portsmouth Invitational. Mangano started at forward, played 21 minutes and was 4-of-9 from the field.
Mangano Scores Team-High 13 Points In Second Game At Portsmouth InvitationalGreg Mangano turned in another solid performance at the Portsmouth Invitational, scoring a team-high 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds in Cherry Bekart & Holland’s 76-74 loss to the Portsmouth Sports Club. Mangano started at forward and played 26 minutes. He was 5-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range.
Mangano Off To Strong Start At Portsmouth InvitationalGreg Mangano made a good first impression at the Portsmouth Invitational, scoring 10 points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking three shots to help Cherry Bekart & Holl to an 85-73 victory over K&D Rounds Landscaping on Wednesday night.
Winter Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sport, and 10 Bulldogs were honored.
Mangano Set For Portsmouth InvitationalGreg Mangano is ready for what he hopes is an important step towards his goal of playing in the NBA. Mangano’s skills will be on display this week when he participates in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational, a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.
Bulldogs Fall 68-56 At Fairfield In CIT Opening RoundAt halftime of its opening round CollegeInsider.com Tournament game with Fairfield, it looked like the Yale men’s basketball team was poised to make a deep run in the tournament. The Bulldogs were running on all cylinders and had a 39-26 lead. The momentum, though, turned in a big way in the second half. The Stags picked up their defensive intensity and rallied for a 68-56 victory before a Webster Bank Arena crowd of 1,744 that included a nice Yale contingent.
Willhite Named Ivy League Defensive Player Of Year; Mangano First Team SelectionTwo seniors who have helped the Yale men’s basketball team to its most overall wins in a decade have been honored by the Ivy League. Greg Mangano, who leads the league in rebounding (9.7 rpg.) and blocks (64) and is second in scoring (18.2 ppg.), earned first team All-Ivy recognition for the second straight year, while Reggie Willhite, who leads the league with a single-season school record 63 steals, was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Willhite also was a second team All-Ivy selection.
Bulldogs Fall At Penn In Regular Season FinaleDefense has been a big reason why Penn is still in the hunt for the Ivy League title. Yale got to witness that first hand Saturday at the Palestra. The Quakers held the Bulldogs to 27.5 percent shooting from the field en route to a 68-47 victory before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,962.
Ivy Title Hopes Dashed With 64-57 Loss At PrincetonYale has made a habit of coming from behind all season. So when the Bulldogs rallied from an early 15-point deficit to tie Princeton at 40 with 12 minutes left, there was every reason to believe Yale was going to walk out of Jadwin Gym with another win. Instead, it was the Tigers that made the plays down the stretch, and the result was a 64-57 Princeton victory before a crowd of 2,293.
Yale’s Ivy Title Hopes Still Alive Entering Final WeekendThe Bulldogs (19-7, 9-3 Ivy) enter the final weekend of the regular season still very much alive in the race for the Ivy League title. Yale trails first-place Harvard (10-2) by one game and second place Penn (9-2) by a half game. With Princeton (7-4) also still in the mix, there are numerous scenarios in play. This much is certain. The Bulldogs must win at least one game to have any chance to still be alive come Sunday. The Bulldogs start the weekend Friday at Princeton and then have a Saturday date with Penn. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
A Senior Night To Remember; Bulldogs Rout Cornell 71-40It would have been hard to script a more perfect Senior Night. The Bulldogs played one of their best all-around games of the season and cruised to a surprisingly easy 71-40 victory over Cornell before a crowd of 1,675 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Columbia, Cornell Visit On Senior WeekendThe final home weekend of the regular season brings visits from Columbia and Cornell to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Tipoff on both Friday and Saturday night is 7 p.m. Seniors Rhett Anderson, Brian Katz, Greg Mangano and Reggie Willhite will be honored on Saturday. Friday's game against Columbia will be televised by the YES Network. Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play and Tim Capstraw provides analysis.
Quick Start Leads Harvard Past YaleThis time, the hole Yale dug itself was just a little too deep to get out of. One week after rallying from a 21-point deficit against Columbia to win, the Bulldogs found themselves down 20 to Harvard midway through the first half. Yale fought back again, pulling within four with 14 minutes left, but the Crimson used a late push to escape with a 66-51 victory before a packed house of 2,195 at Lavietes Pavilion.
Ivy Stretch Run Begins With Trip To Dartmouth, HarvardThe Bulldogs (16-6, 6-2 Ivy) are coming off an unforgettable 59-58 victory at Columbia last Saturday. Yale, which has won four of its last five games, rallied from a 21-point deficit with 11:30 left in the second half. The significance of that victory will only grow in the annals of Yale history if the Bulldogs keep winning. Yale enters the weekend in second place in the Ivy League, one game behind Harvard. The Bulldogs travel to Dartmouth on Friday and then have a showdown with the Crimson on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
On The Road Again; Bulldogs Head To Cornell, ColumbiaBy winning three of four in back-to-back home weekends, the Bulldogs have put themselves in good position at the midway point of the Ivy League season. Now, Yale plays it next four on the road, starting with this weekend's trip to New York. Friday's game at Cornell and Saturday's date with Columbia both tipoff at 7 p.m.
Overtime Thriller Goes To Cornell 85-84Johnathan Gray scored seven of his career-high 29 points in overtime to lift Cornell to an 85-84 victory over Yale before a crowd of 1,876 at Newman Arena. Chris Wroblewski added 18 points and 10 assists for the Big Red.
Mangano Earns A Pair Of Weekly HonorsGreg Mangano had another big week for the Yale men’s basketball team, and it has resulted in a pair of honors for the 6-10 center. Mangano, who averaged 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in Yale’s weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton, earned Ivy League and CollegeSportsMadness National Mid-Major Player of the Week honors.
Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep; Hold Off Princeton 58-54Despite playing very well for the first 30 minutes, Yale found itself in a dogfight late in Saturday’s game with Princeton. For the second straight night, though, the Bulldogs were solid down the stretch, and the result was an impressive 58-54 victory over the Tigers before an Alumni Day crowd of 2,175 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Penn, Princeton Visit On Alumni WeekendThe Bulldogs will kick off February where they spent most of last month - in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Yale completes a busy stretch of home games with visits from Penn on Friday and Princeton Saturday. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Score Final 10 Points, Knock Off Penn 60-53Yale made all the big plays down the stretch to earn a big Ivy League victory over Penn on Friday. The Bulldogs scored the final 10 points of the game to knock off the Quakers 60-53 before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,012 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Bulldogs Hold Off Dartmouth 62-52The offense wasn’t as efficient as it could be, but Yale’s defense was there when it needed it to be Saturday against Dartmouth. The result was a very important 62-52 Ivy League victory over the Big Green before a crowd of 1,809 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Watch Games vs. Harvard, Dartmouth Live this Weekend on Yale All-AccessHighlighted by Friday’s special free live broadcast of the Yale men’s basketball game vs. No. 23 Harvard, Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four games this weekend. Men’s basketball and women’s ice hockey both host the Crimson Friday night at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, the women’s ice hockey team hosts Dartmouth at 4 p.m. and the men’s basketball team hosts the Big Green at 7 p.m.
Mangano Scores 1,000th Career Point But Bulldogs Fall To HarvardGreg Mangano reached another career milestone, but that was about the only good news for Yale on Friday night. Laurent Rivard scored 18 points to lead a balanced attack as Harvard knocked off the Bulldogs 65-35 before a sellout crowd of 2,532 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Watch Friday’s Sold-Out Yale-Harvard Basketball Game Live for Free on Yale All-AccessYale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of the Yale men’s basketball game vs. No. 23 Harvard Friday night at 7 p.m. at Lee Amphitheater. Because of the tremendous amount of interest the game has generated -- non-student tickets are already sold out -- the Yale Athletics Department is making the game free for fans to view on Yale All-Access.